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Address: 84000 Avignon, France

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Bucolic and Beautiful

This island in the middle of Rhone River is a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Avignon is beautiful and a great place to visit and learn about the medieval... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Novi, Michigan
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Novi, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This island in the middle of Rhone River is a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Avignon is beautiful and a great place to visit and learn about the medieval location of the Papacy during its sojourn from Rome. The Ile is inhabited mostly with farms and quiet, quiet and more quite. We stayed at the... More 

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Avignon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a great place for cycling. Lots of picturesque small roads, some barely wide enough for a small car. The countryside is peaceful, beautiful and just a 5 minute bike ride over the bridge from the Avignon city center. My only complaint is the main road tends to have a mild accumulation of gravel in the bike lane.

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White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The island is close to Avignon but is still a quiet countryside location. Great for walks or bike rides.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is the quieter side of Avignon with good views of the city and the bridge. Take the free ferry across the river and walk along the banks of the river for a refreshing break from absorbing all the culture of times gone by.

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Take the free ferry across to the island or better still hire a velo-pop bike and cycle there using the cycle paths over the bridge. Once on the island the roads are quiet and you can meander your way through peaceful countryside and pretty villages with the bonus of happening upon a lovely riverside cafe or Restaurant. We loved Le... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

we walked along the length of the island and stopped at a working farm to buy produce - full of campers but beautiful walk and well worth it

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very large agricultural island, great for family cycling as flat and very little traffic. It a Also has a large public outdoor pool, relatively expensive unless you intend spending half the day there.

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Ile de la Barthelasse is a great place to have a walk in the sunshine along the river Rhone. You have great views over to the city of Avignon and the best views of all of the famous, historic Pont D'Avignon. Camping Pont D'Avignon is in the very centre of the island, right on the river side and with excellent... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

You can get to this island by walking, biking, driving or taking the free ferry across the Rhone. There is open green space and areas to sit and contemplate how great of a place Avignon is. It's worth a stroll, and it's a great way to ride on the Rhone for free. There are also great views of the Pont... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a couple of hours to spare one evening and drove across to the island and as far as the barrage, (worth a look) and then across some small bridges to the other side of the Rhone. Fine views from the bridge, down the river, across flat empty reclaimed marshland, to the old city, with the strange juxtaposition of... More 

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