Ile de la Barthelasse, Avignon

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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. Ile de la Barthelasse is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Avignon Edition.
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  • If you’re staying in Avignon it’s worth paying a visit to this river island, either by the free ferry boat that leaves at regular intervals or by walking across the bridge. Although there’s not a lot ...  more »
  • This is an island that divides the Rhone into two pieces. You can reach it by public transportation or walk across the bridge that leads out of town. You can do water sports or just relax watching the buildings of the historic center. The return can be also by boat, so it's free.
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  • Fine Island to camping and Avignon. We stayed here for 10 days. On the picture the campsite from the Palais des Papes.
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