Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour

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  • 8 hr

Avignon once centre of the Catholic world, today a magnificent urban landscape, overlooking the river Rhône & the Saint Bénezet Bridge - the famous Pont d’Avignon. Start with a visit to the Palais then a visit to the unique fresh food market - Les Halles to sample Provençal life before a short drive to the wine country of Châteauneuf du Pape; at the heart of a region full of history, culture & joie de vivre. A unique village where at it's summit the vestiges of the ruined château – wall, tower & lower hall built by the popes in the 14th century as a summer residence to escape the city heat of Avignon. It was the popes who planted the town's first vineyards. In the afternoon visit two different vineyards - first a winemaker with 8ha vineyard based exclusively on the appellation & second a 43ha family estate owned by five generations of wine-producers. Introducing you to the iconic wines established in 1880's where tradition is enhanced by modernism & excellence, with wine tasting too.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: OohProvence

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palais des Papes

Guided tour of the Palais - the largest gothic palace in Europe.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avignon Les Halles

Uniquely Provençal market in the centre of Avignon - a morning visit to tempt you and introduce you to all the flavours of Provence.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Office de Tourisme de Chateauneuf-du-Pape

The afternoon is spent visiting two ancient vineyards in the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region, one of the oldest wine producing areas in France. Learn about the wines, the production and enjoy a degustation of the wine at each Château. In the morning fine food and the afternoon - the finest of French wine.

Duration: 2 hour
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