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2022 2023

Avignon and the Pope's Palace

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Avignon and the Pope's Palace

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Description

You will set out on foot for the guided tour of the old town of Avignon. With the Pope's Palace, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and a testimony to the city's past when it was known as the capital of Christianity back in the Middle-Ages, Avignon offers an impressive array of monuments. Along the Passage de l'Oratoire, you'll be able to admire the exteriors of the chapel, classified as a historic monument, where many events take place during the famous Avignon Festival. We'll move on to St Agricol street where you'll get to see the diocesan Church, the oldest in the city. We'll then stop by the Place de l'Horloge, which has always been the beating heart of Avignon. Cafés and restaurant terraces are now spread out where the Roman forum once stood. Right across, you will see the walls of the Town Hall and the theater that was built in the 19th century. We'll continue to the Place du Palais. This square is roughly 800 ft long and 160 ft wide. To the East stands the Pope's Palace which faces the baroque sculptures of the Papal mint. A large golden Virgin seems to be watching the Notre Dame des Doms cathedral while the elegant Renaissance inspiration on the outside walls of the Petit Palais are showing further back. Then, discover the Pope's Palace, the most important monument in the city. It's made of two parts: the old Palais of Pope Benedict XII (1334 - 1342), and the new Palais of his successor Pope Clement VI (1342 - 1352). Our visit will take you through the staterooms where numerous ceremonies and feasts took place, the chapels, the Pope's private apartments and the terraces which offer a wonderful panorama on Avignon and the Rhône river. Return on board on foot.

PLEASE NOTE

  • It is forbidden to take pictures inside the Pope's Palace.
  • It is necessary to climb up 500 steps inside the Pope's Palace.
  • Bags would be left in the luggage office.
  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • Times are approximate.
  • The order of the visits can change.

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    Arrival 03/04/2023
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    Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 28/03/2023
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    Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 03/04/2023
    Arrival 09/04/2023
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    Arrival 15/04/2023
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    Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
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    Departure 30/08/2023
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    Arrival 05/10/2023
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    Arrival 05/10/2023
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    Arrival 13/10/2023
    Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
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    Arrival 16/10/2023
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    Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
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    Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
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    Arrival 24/05/2023
    Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
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    Arrival 28/05/2023
    Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
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    Arrival 01/06/2023
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    Arrival 01/06/2023
    Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 07/06/2023
    Arrival 11/06/2023
    Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
    Departure 16/06/2023
    Arrival 20/06/2023
    Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
    Departure 24/06/2023
    Arrival 28/06/2023