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Extraordinary Avignon - discover its secrets, markets, history & local culture walking tour

Tour summary

Explore the city without overlooking any of its treasures - because when most people visit Avignon they see only the beauty and the heritage of the main monuments, such as the world heritage site Palais des Papes and the famous bridge of Avignon the Pont Saint Bénezet. This day long walking tour takes into account all these special places too, but also takes you to parts of the city mainly hidden from view. This includes Rue des Teinturiers, a picturesque, cobblestone street that follows the small channel of the river Sorgue from the Rue des Lices to the city walls. In the shade of the majestic sycamores with the coolness coming from the canal, the street is particularly pleasant in summer. The walk meanders along the tiny streets hidden behind the famous Palais before we surface to enjoy the views from Rocher des Doms, before taking a guided tour of the Palais des Papes & the bridge. This experience will immerse you in the life, history & culture that is unique to the city of Avignon.

Tour itinerary 

This is a leisurely guided walking tour of the walled city of Avignon to visit tiny cobbled streets, shops and markets. We begin in front of the world heritage Palais des Papes and wind our way off-the-beaten track to discover some of its secrets and wonder at the beauty of the architecture and street culture of Avignon. 

Language: English or French

Tour duration

The total duration of the tour is 5-7 hours in total. It's a walking tour to discover the town of Avignon at a leisurely pace. There is a scheduled break for lunch, price not included. We meet in front of the Palais des Papes to begin the tour.

What's included

Dedicated tour guide and a private tour.

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