Ile de la Barthelasse, Avignon

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Island Historic Walking Area
Enjoy some of France's true nature at Ile de la Barthelasse, an island in the river Rhone. On one of the largest European river islands, you can try to spot hawks, kites, gulls, ducks, herons, beavers, and rabbits. Walk through orchards full of cherries, apricots, apples, and peaches. To get here, take one of many ferries (or cross the dams) from the main city. Before you head to Avignon, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Avignon itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Avignon has to offer, including Ile de la Barthelasse.
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  • We walked here to see what was there. There was a restaurant bar. Beside that there was not much to see. As a country walk it is probably worth going. It was pleasant watching the river traffic.  more »
  • We walked down to the Free Ferry point (1st Ferry leaves at 10:00am) and crossed the river in less than five mins, once off the ferry we had a very gentle stroll along the river bank past the Pont, gi...  more »
  • I discovered this by accident and so glad I went. A little gem of countryside right outside the walls of Avignon.  more »

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As a city of 90,000, Avignon offers a large selection of accommodation options, with a surpising number of budget choices. Enjoy a stay within the city's medieval ramparts, or stay in a spot slightly less central for a quieter night. With an extensive bike network, there's no need to worry about finding accommodation within easy walking distance. You can rent a bike to take you anywhere you need to go.
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