Enjoy a private 2 hour walking tour in Avignon with an expert local guide and explore the richness of the former Papal City. Known worldwide for its historical architecture and the international Avignon Theater Festival, the city will seduce you with its history, culture, and beauty.
-Stroll around the Old Town of Avignon and discover its important monuments
-Learn about the history behind the Pope Palace
-Discover the hidden gems of this cultural and historical city
Start your private walking tour in Avignon towards the top of the Rocher des Doms, a wonderful garden that will offer you breathtaking views of the Rhône River, the Ventoux Mountain, the Alpilles, the city walls and the famous bridge Pont Saint Bénézet, also known as the Avignon Bridge. The bridge was a real technical feat for the time. Built in the 12th century, it once linked the two banks of the Rhône. Today, this emblematic monument of the territory retains only 4 arches out of the original 22.
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Follow your private walking tour guide around the city as you walk by and soak up all of the atmosphere with it's medieval and 19th century architecture. Old Avignon is largely surrounded by 14th century ramparts which are superbly preserved. You will finally reach the Palace of Popes built in the 14th century when the Popes settled in Avignon. Avignon was the capital of Christendom in the 14th century and the Palace was its symbol while 7 popes settled here. This monument certainly symbolizes the influence of Western Christianity at the time, this 15,000m2 masterpiece of a monument is the largest medieval fortress and biggest gothic palace of Europe.
From lesser-known attractions in Avignon to its most renowned sites, you will be accompanied by an expert local guide who will share with you the history and secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage listed city.
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-Meet your guide in Avignon. You can add a driver if requested.
Discover the cultural capital of Provence, the city of water, the city of Art, the city of Cezanne! Aix en Provence embodies this charming Provençal art of living and Deluxe France invites you to discover it's highlights and hidden gems throughout a private walking tour for an unforgettable moment!DETAILS
Enjoy a private 2 hour walking tour with an expert local guide and explore the former Papal city of Avignon. Known worldwide for its historical architecture and the international Avignon Theater Festival, Avignon will seduce you with its history, culture, and customs.DETAILS