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“Welcome Gardens in a Cement Frying Pan of a City” 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 65 things to do in Avignon
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“Welcome Gardens in a Cement Frying Pan of a City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It is a pleasant up hill stroll that takes you from the hustle of the Papal Palace to a quiet green park above the city. A cool Breeze from the river below never felt so good!
The views are worth it and the gardens are delightful. Local sculpture celebrates local celebrities through the ages. Great side trip from the crowds.

Visited June 2014
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“It's a bridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Yes, it's cool that this is the bridge in the old song, and yes, you get cool views. But - you can get nice views from other areas in the city, and see the bridge as you drive past. If you are short on time, I don't think this is a must see.

Visited June 2014
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Palo Alto, California
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“What a view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Of course, we loved the views of the two rivers above Avignon and its iconic partial bridge. We also enjoyed the little kids on wheeled vehicles who could really get up a good head of steam on the paved paths. There's a rental spot for super trikes that look like horses and carriages with little umbrellas to shade the peddler, and a really fast four-wheel low-slung model for the faster, older kids.

Visited June 2014
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Hyde, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

From her you get fabulous views over the Pont D'Avigon, River Rhone and across to Villeneuve-les-Avignon on the other side of the river.

There are benches to sit and admire the views and plenty of greenery for shade. It is a great way to get a good overview of Avignon.

Visited June 2013
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“Spectacular view - long walk up!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After visiting Palais des Papes - take a walk up the hill (it is a haul)

The view is breathtaking. There is a lot of greenery - there are benches - if you don't have your own bottle of water, there is a snack shack (that I am sure is crazy expensive, but it is there if necessary)

You can see the "Pont d'Avignon" (St Benezay bridge) and get more of a feeling for the city with the bird's eye view.

Visited April 2014
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