Walking Tour in Avignon

 

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.

 

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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