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“Nice Overview of Avignon” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Petit Train Avignon

Petit Train Avignon
Avignon, France
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Ranked #21 of 35 attractions in Avignon
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North Carolina
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“Nice Overview of Avignon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

When we arrived in Avignon, we spent our first afternoon getting the lay of the land, and figured we would use the Petit Train as a foot and leg sparing shortcut to define the spots we would visit in more detail the following day. The train travels through many of the interesting curving and narrow streets, and afforded the opportunity to see the city from the elevated northern end without having to make the climb. The only downside, a rather minor one a that, was the fact that the speaker providing the English translation was not a native English speaker, and thus a fair amount of what he said was unintelligible. Nevertheless, in consideration of the cost, and the 45 minute time commitment, it was a perfect first taste of this historic town.

Visited September 2012
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
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“Woo Woo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Great to get an idea of what is where in Avignon, so you can go back later! Trundled right up to the viewpoint off the Palais des Papes Square which saved walking!

Visited September 2012
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Condom, France
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We only had a few hours to visit Avignon as we were passing through the region. We chose to pay a bit of money to go on the train (as we often do in other places) and get a good impression in a very limited time! I sat in a very akward seat where I didn't really have place for my feet although I do have small feet. The train was full so there was no other choice. As it was rather hot I put one of my feet in the railing which meant that I managed to travel with a bit of comfort! A man wouldn't have managed to sit there! But all in all a great experience!

Visited September 2012
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful little tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This was the first thing we did on our arrival in Avignon and it was great for getting our bearings of the area. The train took us on a tour of the little cobbled streets in Avignon, and it wasn't as bumpy a ride as I had expected from reading the previous reviews. There is commentary in numerous languages and we ended up going on the train 4 times during our stay in Avignon as our 3 year old loved it!

Visited August 2012
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kent
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“Well worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Not as cute as many little trains but a good way to see the town if you are short of time or find walking in the heat hard. The commentary is good and the views from the palace gardens are amazing. Gave us ideas of where to go back. We also booked the half day visit to the Pont du Gard and Chateauneuf du pape which they advertise - not only did we get our train fare back but it turned out to be a private tour for the 3 of us in an air conditioned people carrier. This was one of the highlights of our visit.

Visited August 2012
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