Classic old town Avignon from the Romans to the Pope's - half day private tour

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Tour summary - classic old town Avignon: - See the iconic sights of Avignon, historic city best known for the impressive Palais des Papes – one of the Avignon's best known. There are many landmarks to discover across the city, elegant squares to sit & watch the world go by. As well as history Avignon has a lively, modern feel with shops, bars, restaurants. The visit is a mix of it all including the renowned market hall. Finally, Pont Saint-Bénézet one of Avignon’s most iconic sites - the bridge, much was washed away in the 17th century - a nod to the history of the city Highlights: Wander & discover the old town of Avignon. Visit the gardens Palais des Papes overlooking the town with guided visit of Palais des Papes. Enjoy elegant surroundings of the towns squares, historic buildings,panoramic views. Visit the Pont Saint Bénézet the famous Pont d’Avignon. Experience the bustling vibe the busy local indoor food market. *this is not an in-depth historical guided tour of Palais des Papes

Itinerary Details

Operated by: OohProvence

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Stop At: Palais des Papes

The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was started in 1335 and completed in less than twenty years under the leadership of two builder popes, Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI. The Popes’ Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe (15,000 m2 of floor space, which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals). The visitor can see over 20 rooms, scenes of historic events, in particular the pope’s private chambers and the frescoes painted by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)

Emblematic site in the history of Avignon, the Saint-Benezet bridge built from the twelfth century, was several tmes destroyed by spates on the Rhône Ruiver, before being rebuilt and finally abandonned in the 17th Century, before being rebuilt and finally left the state in the seventeenth century.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Avignon Les Halles

An emblematic spot in the city of Avignon, the Halles dazzle with its façade covered in a vegetal wall and give a true up-to-date feel to the neighbourhood. Made famous by such authors as Peter Mayle and Jean Viard, it has been a meeting place for the people of the city centre for over a century. Here, all generations and types of people rub shoulders, from the all-night partier looking for a bite to eat in the early morning to the average person come to do their shopping, without forgetting the chefs from the best restaurants who buy their produce here.

Duration: 45 minutes
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