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Address: Avignon, France
Activities: Walking
Description: Historic cobblestoned street that is known for its many cafes and...
Historic cobblestoned street that is known for its many cafes and restaurants.
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Better when the sun shines

Unfortunately it was a wet and cold day when we visited, and although looked quite interesting and pretty, the sunshine would have made the experience much better. Also, there... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Unfortunately it was a wet and cold day when we visited, and although looked quite interesting and pretty, the sunshine would have made the experience much better. Also, there seemed to be a number of closed street cafes. Sitting at one of these on a nice day would be quite idyllic I would imagine.

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Victoria, Australia
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69 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were doing some little walking tours of the historic areas of Avignon and found this street. It was getting dark and the further toward the town walls we walked the quieter it became. However it was pretty cool to see the remains of the old canal and to find many of the old water wheels, some in good condition,... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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169 reviews 169 reviews
53 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very nice walking street with waterwheels form days of old. The street isn't very lively some nights but on the weekend, it was most enjoyable. We enjoyed drinks outdoors before dinner nearby.

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Albinyana, Spain
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162 reviews 162 reviews
73 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

we happened along this street at lunchtime heading to see the watermill but were pleasantly surprised to find it full of some lovely bistro style restaurants so we sat by the canal and had a delicious lunch in this very peaceful spot

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Abbotsbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Can't comment on the craft shops highlighted by the guidebooks: we were more taken with the stone blocks separating the pavement from the carriageway: each one with its own distinctive carving - one miniature version of the archway that stands behind it, and one with a man's head poking from one end with his feet poking out the other and... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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211 reviews 211 reviews
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A quaint cobbled street so different from the rest of the city, a much more relaxed area, situated just inside the walls of the city with the canal running alongside. The water wheels need some TLC but give an insight to what life must have been like for the textile workers of the time. Look for the carved stones along... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Although this street is historically interesting we did not find it as pretty and picturesque as some of the other streets in Avignon.

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Washington DC
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32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When we visited many of the shops and galleries were closed, the street was torn-up and under construction. The water wheel was fun to see next to the church and there some restaurants and cafes that were full the couple of nights we walked by.

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Washington, DC United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Happened upon this street when looking for a place to get a glass of wine, and ended up coming back each of the 2 next days of our trip in Avignon. We loved the food (especially Ubu and L'offset), and also enjoyed shopping in a cute little thrift store. The cobblestones and waterwheels add to the street's cool, kind of... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A long row of semi-decrepit buildings containing hip restaurants, galleries and bars on one side and a walled canal on the other with the eerie grounds of the Chapelle des Pénitents Gris (Chapel of the Grey Penitents) on the other side of the canal.

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