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“Beautiful view from up here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rocher des Doms

Rocher des Doms
Montee du Moulin off pl. du Palais, Avignon, France
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Ranked #2 of 59 things to do in Avignon
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful view from up here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Rocher des Doms Park and gardens is up a grand entrance to the side of the cathedral (left of the Palace of Popes) and has large gardens with various water features and views back across the city and the Rhone River. This is a good place to relax or picnic, there is a little cafe there and you can also buy ice creams to take away.

Visited September 2012
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Falls Church, VA
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“A view from the ramparts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This lush garden behind the Palais des Papes overlooks the Rhone, the pont d'Avignon, and Villeneuve. Wonderful spot for a picnic.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“watch out for crazy kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The views from the Rocher des Doms are great, but the thing my kids loved was the pedal-powered contraptions available for hire on weekends, Wednesday afternoons and holidays. Smaller kids can get around in a kind of trotting gig with wheeled horse out front, while older kids have pedal powered cars to zoom around in. I am sure the odd tourist gets skittled by an out of control kid, but my little darlings certainly had a ball. PS there is also a fairy floss vendor so they can get really hyped up

Visited September 2012
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“I'd rate it good but no option exists for it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Nice park. Smaller than I expected it to be, but interesting and good views. At least it wasn't as steep and far to get to the top as I was expecting.

Visited October 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Nice views and good place to stroll. Maybe even grab a bite.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We found these gardens more beautiful and worthwhile than the interior of Palais des Papes. Pretty views of the surrounding area, including across the Rhone. They also have a little sandwich shop at the top. There are a lot of stairs so it was a decent walk.

Visited September 2012
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