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What to do in Avignon?

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What to do in Avignon?

We will be staying in Avignon for 5 days in March, without a car. We have booked a tour for one of the days which is a tour of Provence, and a wine tasting. Is there enough to do in Avignon alone for the other 2 full days we will have?

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2. Re: What to do in Avignon?

Some good pointers from Phidou. You might like to visit the Rocher des Doms to get a superb view over the Rhone, Avignon, Villeneuve and beyond - but do wrap up warmly - we last visited in early December on a bitterly cold day with the Mistral blowing, but still had fun.

The Pont du Gard is an excellent visit, maybe climb the steps and see the lovely panorama below you and the museum is excellent too. Take the A15 Alès bus from Avignon bus station and you get off at Vers rond point and walk back a short way.

You could carry on to Uzès on the same outing, a short bus ride further on the same route - a beautiful small town with lovely buildings from the same bus route - the markets there are Wednesday mornings (small, local producers) and Saturday mornings - enormous Provencal type market.

The tourist office is really helpful and here's a link to some of the things to do in Avignon:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g187212-Activi…

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3. Re: What to do in Avignon?

You could also take the train to Arles, a city with considerable Roman influence.

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4. Re: What to do in Avignon?

Thank you for the suggestions!

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5. Re: What to do in Avignon?

Certainly there is plenty to do in Avignon for two days - have a look at a good guide book.

You might also consider a trip on the Rhone either to Arles or up to Chateauneuf - dining on board the boat.

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6. Re: What to do in Avignon?

The Popes Palace, is there of course, along with a ton of other fun things. Take the bus over to Villeneuve and tour Ft St Andre, have lunch in the quaint town square and wander around. The Chartreuse monastery is worth a look while you are over there.

If you are foodies, swing through Les Halles for snackies, hit a wine store and go have a picnic in the Popes gardens.

We like to hop the train to Orange to take friends to the Roman amphitheater and museum(there is a neat little place to grab lunch in an old storage area under the amphitheater)

One of our favorite things to do is to pack a lunch, walk down to the train station and see what trains look interesting. Grab a ticket, jump on a train to a new place, have a walk around and lunch and wander back to the train to Avignon.

No matter what you do, Avignon is a splendid place to explore. You should have no trouble finding things to do.

Cheers,

Mark

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7. Re: What to do in Avignon?

Mark,

I really like your idea of train-hopping for something different and interesting.

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