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Avignon: City Walking Tour with Popes Palace Entry

1. Avignon: City Walking Tour with Popes Palace Entry

Climb up to the top of the fortified medieval city walls and discover Avignon in all its beauty. Explore the rich past of Avignon where the papacy was established in the early 14th-century. Follow your guide inside the Pope's Palace, the largest Gothic palace in Europe. Immerse yourself in this maze of galleries, chambers, and chapels. Walk on the cobbled streets to the Place de l'Horloge and find out about the secret of the painted windows. See the town hall with its clock tower and the theater. Your tour will conclude with a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine.

Private Walking Tour of Avignon

2. Private Walking Tour of Avignon

Walk through one of the most charming cities in southern France on this 2-hour tour of Avignon. See the impressive Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge at Pont St. Bénezet as you explore the city's sidewalk cafes, elegant squares, and delightful tree lined boulevards. Surrounded by imposing medieval walls, Avignon was the capital of Christendom in the 14th century, with seven successive popes making the city their home. In an attempt to rival Rome's Papacy, Avignon's architects designed many of the city's magnificent features, including the superbly preserved defensive walls and the monumental Palace of the Popes ̶ one of the most important medieval Gothic buildings in 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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What people are saying about Avignon

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 119 reviews

Very good tour because our guide was informative and charming. The city walk was great! The organisation as to the meeting place was bad so we lost about 45 minutes standing around trying to find the other people on the tour. This meant the tour of the palace was very rushed. Our guide was not able to go inside on the tour with us and that was not according to the advertisement. Also our tickets did not include a tour of the garden so you should know that before you book.

Very pleasant visit. Our guide knew how to make us discover the history of the city of Avignon and its points of interest with very complete comments, punctuated with anecdotes and humor. The tour ends with a small wine tasting for our greatest pleasure. Magnificent city to discover!

The Genoa city sightseeing tour was informative and the driver / conductor were helpful. I recommend this activity to help inform you of all of the attractions in the city.

Great way to see the Palais des Papes! Pierre was very knowledgeable & made the tour an enjoyable experience! Recommend!

Nicolas was informative, spoke excellent English, and clearly communicated his enthusiasm for local history