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Rocher des Doms

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Address: Montee du Moulin off pl. du Palais, Avignon, France
Phone Number: 33490808000
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Full-day small group tour to Avignon, Pont du Gard, Orange and Chateauneuf du...

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A spot of green within the stone walls

The only true green park within the walls of arid Avignon, the Rocher des Doms offers an escape from the heat in the summer and a clear view toward distant sights in Provence and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2013
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The only true green park within the walls of arid Avignon, the Rocher des Doms offers an escape from the heat in the summer and a clear view toward distant sights in Provence and Languedoc during the mistral-swept winter and spring. There are cafes and ice cream and rides for the kids, but that doesn't take away in the least... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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... More 

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West Chester, PA
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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.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

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Brisbane, Australia
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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... More 

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kent
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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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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.

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Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Beautiful park next to the Palais de Papes, worth a walk thru and a great spot to watch the sunset. There is a restaurant in the middle, but it was closed when we were there on a Tuesday.

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