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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Avignon

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Historical Places in Avignon

World heritage site · Castle
Palais des Papes , Avignon
Palais des Papes is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe, with 15,000 sq m (50,000 sq ft) of floor space. This was the residence of the
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World heritage site · Ruin
A two-tiered Roman amphitheater, Amphitheatre (les Arenes) could once hold over 20,000 spectators. It was built as a venue for chariot races
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Historic Walking Area
Stroll along Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), a picturesque cobblestone street in Avignon. This once was the site of silk and textile in
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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
See top Marseille attractions including Palais du Pharo (Napoleon’s Palace) and Notre-Dame de la Garde from an electric bike as your local guide shares the long and colorful history of one of Europe’s oldest cities. Explore hidden areas most tourists don’t know about, see picturesque ports, and marvel at sublime views of the Mediterranean Sea. Riding an electric bike allows you, your family and your friends to cover plenty of ground without getting tired, so you can see the best of this dynamic coastal town with ease.This small-group tour is limited to eight people for a more intimate experience.
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World heritage site · Religious Site
See a famous gilded statue of the Virgin Mary on the western tower of the Roman Catholic Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms. Built in the 12th ce
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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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