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Place de l'Horloge

Avignon, France
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Ranked #13 of 35 attractions in Avignon
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Adelaide, Australia
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230 reviews 230 reviews
53 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

July is arts Festival time in Avignon, and Place de l'Horologe is teeming with actors, musicians, acrobats etc all promoting their up-coming performances.... the place is buzzing! The restaurants around the square are busy too, making hay while the sun shines. I'd love to come back off-season and see it as the locals do. I'll bet the restaurant prices would... More

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The clock for which the square is named...is not on the square but a few blocks away. This is a great spot to dine at a sidewalk cafe and people watch...happening place!

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San Francisco, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Central and a nice place to meet. Restaurants around Place mediocre at best. Colorful carousel in center. I noticed that there did not seem to be too much of a concern re: lawsuits - there were no guardrails or fences around the carousel. That was refreshing.

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Grand Cayman
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268 reviews 268 reviews
82 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were on a walking tour and the guide took us down all the little streets, eventually going through this square to take us to the best spot to see the clock. It struck ten but the models no longer move. It felt like ti was a place that belonged to the locals even thought the tourist crowds roamed through.... More

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Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

In the very centre of Avignon, at the top of rue de Republique and below the Palais des Papes, this is the heart-beat of the city. There are dozens of cafes here with shaded terraces, offerring welcome respite after shopping on the Rue or sightseeing uptown. Great place for drinks and people-watching, but dining is better in the smaller surrounding... More

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Desborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Lots of restaurants to suit any taste. Beat place to eat and people watch. Look out for the theatre with its grand facade.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just restaurants same as else where .Usual shops and little else to appeal to a visitor to this town centre.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
43 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A very nice site with a lot of people and a lot of things to see and a lot of restaurants to sit and rest. Very nice site with several cultural and historic sites and there is no way you can have less than 3 hours or more for a short walk for detailed site seeing more time to be... More

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Rijeka, Croatia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The heart of Avignon, this central square is great for strolling around or enjoying a cold drink while watching locals and tourists. A relaxing place where I could spend a whole day... Elegant buildings, lively atmosphere, lot of shops and restaurants and everything is just minutes away.

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Seffner, FL
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121 reviews 121 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had a great view of Place de lHorloge from our hotel room but spent several hours just strolling the area. City Hall is here, the Clock Tower is interesting and there are several small side streets worth checking out. Lots of cafes in the area make finding something to eat easy and it's fun to read the menus before... More

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