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Rocher des Doms

Montee du Moulin off pl. du Palais, Avignon, France
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Ranked #4 of 35 attractions in Avignon
Type: Gardens
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Kent UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It's easy to find - just keep going up hill from the square in front of the Popes' Palace - but not much signing. If you didn't know it was there, or that there was something worth the extra climb on top, you would not know you had missed something good. It has ramps as an alternative to steps -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great view of Villenueve, the bridge and Avignon. But go in the morning when the lighting is better for pictures. Two ways u can go up, if u wanna see more pretty trees and flowerd, take the windy steps. If you just wanna go direct to the view, take the road to the left. Tou can always descend via the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Avignon is cute and worth a look for sure - you can get a great view of the city and surrounding areas from Rocher des Doms. Personally I would save yourself the 5 euro entrance fee for walking onto the bridge and instead get the free passenger ferry to Ile de Barthelasse (about 50m up on the river bank near... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This lovely park is right next to the Papal Palace. It has excellent views of the city, Avignon Bridge, the rivers and of the Papal Plaza. There are seated areas, fountains, small cafes and stalls as well as plenty for children. The central grotto is great for children and adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Atop the Rocher des Doms, is the Jardin des Doms from which Greater Avignon and the French Alps can be clearly seen. For anyone spending more than a few days in Avignon, this is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A lovely walk past the popes palace with great places for chatting and taking in the spectacular views. Sunset from here is simply breathtaking. A playground and grotto exist as well. So take your time and soak it all in . Free of charge

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Texarkana, Texas
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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I enjoy travel and history. The Rocher is a pleasant place with wonderful views of the Rhone. Enjoy looking at the bridge far below, the expanse of Provence to the North and the Rhone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is a standout attraction if you are staying in or visiting Avignon with young children. There are few green public parks within the city walls, making Rocher des Doms all the more valuable. Kids can run around, check out the fish in the grotto, enjoy the playground or burn around on the 'pedal horses' (can be hired for a... More

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Connecticut USA
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24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Avignon is a walled-in and densely populated city; this is the nicest park in the city; and the highest point and best place to take in the vistas. A visit to Avignon is not complete without a stop here.

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Avignon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The views are great over the town, river and distant hills. It's a bit scruffy and the loos are dire so go to a cafe first! We take all our visitors there and everyone enjoys the trip. It is uphill but easily so.

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