Guided walking tour of Avignon and the Popes' Palace
At 9.30am meet your English-speaking local guide who will be ready to share his passion and knowledge of the city and of Provence.
Start your 3-hr guided walking tour of Avignon and get ready to see the best sites in the city! Climb to the top of the fortified medieval city walls to reach the "Rocher des Doms" garden and gaze upon the city as it stretches out along the Rhône River. Discover the historical past of Avignon where the papacy was established in the early 14th century.
Next it's time to visit the Papal Palace for a guided tour (entrance ticket included). Explore the largest gothic-style palace in Europe and begin to imagine the luxurious way of life enjoyed there in the medieval period. Enjoy interesting stories and anecdotes from your local guide as you go.
After the Popes' Palace you'll walk through the cobbled streets of Avignon to the Place de l'Horloge where you will uncover the secrets of its painted windows. See the town hall topped with its clock tower, and the theatre.
The end of your walking tour in Avignon will be toasted with a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine served in a local place close to the Pope's Palace.
Your walking tour will come to an end at 12.30pm. Just in time for lunch!
Please note: You will walk over paved streets, then climb a series of steps to reach the Pope's Palace so please wear good shoes (like sneakers).