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“A Pleasant Interlude” 4 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 65 things to do in Avignon
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Ottawa, Canada
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“A Pleasant Interlude”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

It's always nice to break up a day of town walking with a bit of greenery. The entrance to the gardens is past the Papal Palace and Notre-Dame-des-Doms, so you get a chance to see the outside of the buildngs on your way in. Unfortunately, as you cross the courtyard in front of the Papal Palace you will also run into a largish number of people "canvassing" for various causes.

However, once past that, the gardens are very pleasant. It was nice to see roses blooming in October and I'd never seen tree-ripened olives or pomegranates before this trip. There's even a tiny vinyard.

There's a terrace-like section that has an excellent view of the Rhône Valley, but be careful of the footing: one of our group fell on either some loose or uneven paving. There is also an excellent view of the Bénezet Bridge from the garden as well. It's a very pleasant way to while away an hour or so.

Visited October 2012
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“Avignon Aerie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Worth the hike up the hill. Stunning views of the Rhone, Avignon, Villaneuve lez Avignon and Mont Ventoux. Many photos ops. The garden is a retreat separating you from the city. A quiet spot for lovers, friends, and families. Linger if you have the time.

Visited June 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“Nice Park and View of the surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great garden/city park to hangout, to walk around. Do not miss the view around Avignon, especially the Pont D'Avignon and of the other side of the Rhone, Villeneuve les Avignon.

Visited September 2012
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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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“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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