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Avignon; City of the Popes - Tour from Marseille

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Key Highlights

  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage City in beautiful southern France
  • Enter the Palace that once sheltered the Popes of Europe
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    5 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 9:00am or 2:00pm
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Marseille.
    (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).

    Ending Point

    Your pick-up point.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Revisit the captivating religious history of Avignon, once the medieval capital of the Western world and a UNESCO World Heritage City.

    Visit the awe-inspiring Palace of the Popes, the Papal residence during the 14th century, and visit the remains of the Saint Benezet Bridge, which occupies a sacrosanct place in Catholic legend as a site of miracles.

    Wander through the gothic-style Cathedral Notre Dame des Doms and stroll through the labyrinthine alleyways of Old Avignon, where medieval history seems like just yesterday.

    Itinerary

    Your driver/guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned vehicle for this Sightseeing tour of Avignon. Your guide speaks French and English.

    Drive along the docks of Avignon, the City of the Popes, with your attention divided between the Rhone River on one side and the city’s former medieval ramparts on the other. Walk along the remains of the Saint Benezet Bridge, which was single-handedly built by a shepherd boy in 1177 after he was commanded to do so during a religious vision.

    Enter the Palace of the Popes, one of Europe’s most important Gothic buildings, and the seat of papal power from 1309-1377.

    Visit the Cathedral Notre Dame des Doms and admire the gilded statue of the Virgin Mary that stands austerely on top of its tower.

    Spend the rest of the day wandering the narrow cobblestone alleys of Old Avignon, where the ancient character of the place comes alive.

    You will be dropped back at your hotel in Marseille.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • English and French speaking driver/guide

    Exclusions

    • Access to Saint Benezet Bridge (approx 4 euros)
    • Entrance to the Pope's Palace (approx 9 euros)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    A minimum of 2 persons required for guaranteed departure. If minimum requirement is not fulfilled, we offer alternative tours for the same day or same tour for an alternative dates according to our planning or refund.

    Please advice presence of minor (0-3yrs) traveler upon reservation so we can provide a booster-seat

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have