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Avignon; City of the Popes - Tour from Marseille

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    Start time: 9:00am or 2:00pm
    Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration
    5 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English and French speaking driver/guide

Key Highlights

  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage City in beautiful southern France
  • Enter the Palace that once sheltered the Popes of Europe

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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Start time

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

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

  • Ending Point

    Your pick-up point.

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

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English and French speaking driver/guide
  • Access to Saint Benezet Bridge (approx 4 euros)
  • Entrance to the Pope's Palace (approx 9 euros)

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

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