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St Benezet Bridge (Pont d'Avignon) Tours

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St Benezet Bridge (Pont d'Avignon)

The St. Benezet Bridge - known as the Pont d’Avignon - is a famous bridge located in Avignon. The 12th century bridge originally spanned 900 m (2,950ft) across the Rhône River. The bridge collapsed frequently and was reconstructed multiple times. Today, only 4 of the original 22 arches remain complete.

The inception of the St. Benezet Bridge centers around a local shepherd boy of the same name who was told by an angel to construct the bridge. He proved his divine inspiration to the town and wealthy benefactors by lifting a large stone block. The bridge also served as a place of worship for Rhône boatmen until it became so unsteady it was deemed dangerous. The bridge is also historically significant in that was an important strategic river crossing.

Come visit the Pont d'Avignon on that now spans less than half the Rhône River to get a taste of medieval France. It is a popular vantage point to admire Avignon and the river.

Address: Rue Ferruce, Avignon 84000, France
Hours: 9am-9pm Jul, 9:00-8pm Aug-Sep; 9am-7pm mid-Mar-Jun & Oct, 9.30am-5.45pm Nov-mid-Mar
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Boat trips on the Rhone

A unique walk with magnificent views of the Avignon heritage and the discovery of many birds (cormorants, herons, gulls, swans, ducks, hawks)You will be comfortably seated in a small 'bow-rider' style (seats at the front of the boat) to discover the heritage of Avignon, the Pont d'Avignon of course, but also a breathtaking view of the Péniches Village, the Palais the Popes, the Philippe le Bel Tower, the Fort Saint-André, the Eiffel and TGV ponts, the Château des Issards.Discover also an exceptional flora and fauna, including the famous Silver Blue Dragonfly.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Day Trips

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Private Tour from Marseille

PRIVATE TOUR COMPLETE DAY AT MARSEILLE DEPARTUREDiscover Avignon, City of the Popes, Then Chateauneuf du Pape with Wine tasting
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Best of Provence Day Trip from Marseille: Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Les Baux de Provence

Soak up the bounty, beauty and history of Provence on a full-day trip from Marseille. In Avignon, the ‘City of Popes,’ you’ll discover ancient and medieval art and architecture on a guided, small-group tour. Pop into the Popes’ Palace (own expense) before continuing to Châteauneuf-du-Pape to sample fine Provençal wines in an elegant château. Finish with a visit to the medieval hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Walking Tours

Avignon Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Pope's Palace

See the best of beautiful, medieval Avignon on this 3-hour walking tour with skip-the-line access to Popes’ Palace. Learn the history of this exquisite UNESCO-listed city with ancient Roman roots and celebrity as the 14th-century seat of the Papacy. Admire hilltop views of the Rhône River, breeze into Popes’ Palace to tour the ornate chambers and chapels, and enjoy a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine near the Place de l’Horloge.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Day Trips

Full-Day Small Group Tour of Avignon and Villages of Luberon from Aix en Provence

Explore the serene landscapes, historic villages and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Provence on this full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy a guided walking tour of historic Avignon, the medieval city of the Popes, then tour the Provencal villages of the Luberon National Park. Stop at the Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque, visit landscapes immortalized in Peter Mayle’s ‘A Year in Provence’ and stroll around the hilltop villages of Gordes, Lourmarin and Bonnieux.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

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

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 & buildings 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, is a nod to the history of the cityHighlights: 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 of a busy local indoor food market (only available on morning tours - closed from 2pm)
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Rhone Valley Wine Tour from Avignon: Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Tavel

While in Avignon, treat yourself to a private tour of Rhône Valley wine country! With a personal guide, wind through the lush Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region en route to two esteemed wine estates, where you’ll see traditional winemaking techniques and taste sumptuous wines from crisp rosés in Tavel to an array of world-class reds in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Finish with a historic tour of Avignon including famous sites like the Saint-Bénézet Bridge.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Marseille

Enjoy a flexible day trip from Marseille to historic Avignon and visit a local wine estate. Your private excursion begins with a guided walking tour of Avignon—the home of papal power in the 14th century—and then you're free to explore on your own. Visit the Popes' Palace (own expense), peruse the Cathedral Notre-Dame des Domes, or stroll across the Point St-Bénezet bridge, inspiration for a famous French children's song. Stop off at the celebrated Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine estate on your return for a sampling of two of their best varietals.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Avignon, Palace of the Popes and tasting of Côtes du Rhône wines

We will walk through the streets of the old town of Avignon and we will visit the Palais des Papes through the famous bridge of Avignon. After the visit of the old town, we will go to Les Halles (covered market) and we will have our lunch break. After a good meal, we will continue our tour to Cairanne, a small village in the Côtes du Rhone to experience the sensory trail of the wines of Cairanne followed by a tasting in the cellar. We will continue our way to Rasteau, a medieval village with a panoramic view of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, to discover its astonishing but no less famous sweet wine.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

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City Tour

Discover Avignon and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon aboard the convertible double-decker bus!Enjoy unique views at 4 meters high, we promise you an unforgettable visit!Go up and down freely thanks to the hop on / off stops, to explore at your own pace the different places such as the Pont d'Avignon, the Chartreuse, the Fort St André, the Philippe Bel Tower, the island of Barthelasse and many others.The tour is commented in 10 languages + a special comment child, thanks to individual headphones offered to boarding.A departure every hour from 40 Cours Jean-Jaurès (opposite the Tourist Office). Departure 10h - 11h -12h - 13h - 15h - 16h!Attention, no departure at 14h.
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  • 1 to 24 hours
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  • 1 to 24 hours
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Rail Tours

Day Trip to Provence and Avignon by Train

Take the high-speed TGV train from Paris to Provence on this day trip that includes visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites in Avignon and more. As you soak up the beauty of one of France’s most loved regions, learn about its historical significance at places like St Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, the Pont du Gard and Avignon’s famous Popes’ Palace. See Roman runs, have free time for lunch and enjoy interesting commentary from an informative guide.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Ports of Call Tours

Full day Shore Excursion to Avignon and Aix en Provence

Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Avignon and Aix-en-Provence on a private full-day tour.  Beginning from the Marseille port, private transportation takes you to a myriad of attractions comfortably and quickly. Enjoy personalized guided visits of Mirabeau, Avignon, and more.  Expand the tour to include a visit to the workshop of Paul Cezanne. Take time to shop, photograph, and explore each location on your own.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Avignon Half-Day Trip from Marseille

Set out from Marseille on a visit to Avignon, a stunning medieval that once served as seat of the Catholic papacy. This half-day private tour includes a guided walk through Avignon's UNESCO-listed center, taking in sights like the elegant Pont Saint-Bénezet Bridge and the city's restored ancient walls and towers. Learn its fascinating history as you stroll the cobbled streets, then spend some time exploring on your own. The Popes' Palace (own expense) is a definite highlight: with 20 various rooms to explore, including the pope's one-time private quarters.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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City Packages

Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour

Discover Avignon, an UNESCO World Heritage Site that once served as the seat of papal power. Embark on an independent tour of the city and its surrounds with this unique package, which includes fast-track entry and an audio tour of the Popes' Palace, Europe's largest Gothic palace. Enjoy the same for Pont d'Avignon, a stunning bridge that's been immortalized in the French children's song, 'Sur le Pont d'Avignon.' In addition, your ticket offers a choice of 4 half-day minivan tours within Provence. Themes include 'Culture and Wine' and 'Van Gogh.'
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Full private day Avignon Chateuneuf du pape wine tasting

In this Full day you'll discover Avignon the Papal city of the 14th century  and it's big monuments ,then head up to Châteuneuf Du Pape were you can taste one of Famous wine in France and then have a free walk in old city.  your guide will drive you back to Marseille
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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The nocturnal owl of the Pope

Lasting two hours, we will visit the most emblematic monuments of the city. We will see the history of the Popes of Avignon and the change that brought the city of the fourteenth century.The walls, the famous bridge of Avignon, the streets full of history will accompany us during this journey through time. We will finish at the foot of the largest Gothic palace in the world.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Custom Private Tours

Private Tour of Avignon, Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape from Arles

Provence is home to some of France’s most impressive Roman ruins and finest wines, and this full-day tour from Arles combines both. Explore the UNESCO-listed historic center of Avignon, marvel at the Roman ruins of Orange, then enjoy wine tasting (own expense) in the renowned Châteauneuf du Pape wine region.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Half-day Private Tour to Avignon from Aix en Provence

Explore Avignon, the medieval pope city in the 14th century during this 4 hours tour.Discover Avignon medieval center during 1-hour walking guided tour before to visit the Pope palace on your own (1 hour).Return to Aix en Provence.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Full private day Avignon Chateuneuf du pape wine tasting

In this Full day you'll discover Avignon the Papal city of the 14th century  and it's big monuments ,then head up to Châteuneuf Du Pape were you can taste one of Famous wine in France and then have a free walk in old city. your guide will drive you back to Arles
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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