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Ile de la Barthelasse

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Address: | Ile de la Barthelasse, 84000, Avignon, France
Phone Number: +33 6 11 54 75 89
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Gentle cycling! Good preparation for negotiating the narrow streets in Avignon!

We took the free navette ( closed during the winter) across the Rhone and then pottered off on our bikes to the restaurant Le Bercail. Great spot for looking back towards the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the free navette ( closed during the winter) across the Rhone and then pottered off on our bikes to the restaurant Le Bercail. Great spot for looking back towards the Palais des Papes and the Doms de Rochers. So peaceful - a perfect place to relax and regroup. Make sure you locate the return landing stage- not well... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The island is in the middle of the river just outside Avignon.There good walking and cycling tracks around the island without any hills.From the bike track you get a great view the part bridge famous from the song "sur le pont d'avignon" and the city wall and cathedral above the city.

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Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

At the foot of the Pont d'Avignon, you can cross the Rhone on the free River Ferry which takes you to the Barthelasse, the biggest river island in Europe - 700 hectares - the garden of Avignon. It is a rural area and you can have a lovely walk along the old towpath, there are gorgeous panoramic views of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Walked over the bridge but the route is not particularly pedestrian friendly. The Tower at the old bridge was closed to viewing but was an interesting medieval architecture specimen. The old town also has winding streets and the usual church. Everything was basically in need of repair and painting in contrast to Avignon! We did have a pleasant lunch at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

After a few days in Avignon , it was refreshing to take the free boat ride to Ile de la Barthelasse, rent bikes to ride around the island and have a picnic under the shady trees😊

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We tried, we tried very hard, to figure out Avignon's velopop bike hire system, but even the girl in the tourist office said it was difficile if you only wanted a bike for a day, and she recommended Provence Bike Hire instead. We found them easily and decided on a tandem. There was a choice of two, so we asked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Free bus ferry to the other side, such a cute thing to do. Would reccommend if you have the time to go there. It has lovely views and is next to the Pont d Avignon.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

... on to an island where you can take a walk. The swimming pool is shut. There are good views of the town across the river. There's a café which serves nice ice-cream. You can walk back over the road bridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Buy some picnic treats at Les Halles and stroll across the bridge. Find yourself a spot overlooking the river and wonder if you've found Heaven.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

The ile is a lovely place to look back at the city and the palais des papes, We loved the little ferry and it takes bikes.

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