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Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers)

Avignon, France
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Ranked #10 of 35 attractions in Avignon
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking
Traveler Description: The River Sorgue enters the city's walls and runs along the Rue des Teinturiers.  There are a number of  water wheels in varying condition  remaining... more »
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was recommended by a local off-duty tour guide who we got chatting with and we were glad that we made the visit. It gave us a taste of a different part of the town within the walls. The street cab be reached easily on foot from the centre of the town It's a shame that some of the old... More

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is in a run-down and seedy part of town and could be so much better. Only one of the famed waterwheels was turning at the time of our visit. One of the others was partially dismantled.

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Mickleton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Easy to find. Very old street with the old water wheel still there(not working). You can still see where the old workshops were but they are now converted. A very interesting feature is the many carved stones beside the road, some of which feature the history of the area, It does not take very long to walk through. However I... More

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Monterey, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This street is very historic and less touristy than other parts of Avignon. The streets are cobbled, and locals (mostly young people) enjoy the outdoor cafes.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a great, romantic old street which you can imagine back in the day. It's not as romantic at the moment as its being renovated but it's lovely andbpeaceful.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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112 reviews 112 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We visited early on the evening and the area was without atmosphere. No one around except a few people drinking outside what appeared to be the only place open which was a bar. Perhaps it would be better to visit in the day.......... The area appeared to be under restoration/renovation and was difficult too walk down due to the cobbles... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A pretty little tree-lined lane with stream and old watermills, vestiges of the old dying industry which was once so important in the area. When we were there, major re-cobbling was going on, which made it very noisy and difficult to appreciate properly. Also, we had already visited L'Isle de la Sorgue, a few miles out of Avignon, which puts... More

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Country Victoria, Australia
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46 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Am usually drawn to quiet city lanes with character appeal, however the street has been torn up, and is roughly gravelled; massive coils of orange protective duct pipe encircle the bases of the plane trees which line this street. Areas of piled up litter on the canal bank also gave the area little appeal. The water wheels can be seen... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Currently there is lots of repair going on, but come back in 2014 and it will probably be back in action. Don't miss the Maison de Chiffres, an interesting Renaissance-era building.

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Rue de Teinturiers runs off the Rue de Bonnetiers near Les Halles. It makes sense, back in the day, hatmakers probably used a lot of dye. It's not fancy but it teems with interesting people, small eateries, loud clubs and even some ruins. My kind of place.

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