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“Main north-south avenue through Historic District”

Rue de la Republique
Reviewed April 23, 2013

This street cuts right through the center of the old district of Avignon There are some hotels, many dining options, some with outdoor seating, numerous shops and stores and the tourist office. It is popular and sometimes gets crowded Many of the streets of the old town lead into Rue de la Republque making it a convienent location Other than that, there is nothing really special about it.

Thank Pnemiller
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Rue de la République is the main shopping street of Avignon, but nothing special, same shops as in other European main cities. Nice shopping in summer.

Thank KatSGordes
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

The street is long and lined with trees, quite pretty in a way. There are plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and a supermarket for everything you need, but also a lot of too-expensive designer shops and (as typical in France) a lot of pharmacies. There's a regular market on every weekend at the station end; at the place de l'Horloge there's a Christmas market if you visit in late November to December. Disconcerting though is the number of people quite openly asking for money, pretty much every time I go down the street. And everything's closed on Sundays! I've found you can't spend all day there, but can easily kill an hour or two if you like shopping.

Thank Charlotte H
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Rue de le République was first named Rue Bonaparte. It was built to connect the Place de l'Horloge to the railroad station in the mid-1800s.
Today it is the main North to South street in town and supports a variety of businesses including the tourism office, banks, places to eat (including MacDonald's) clothing, grocery and wine stores. It is also a great place to people watch and site-see.

Walking along this boulevard you will see:

A bust of Frédéric Mistral, winner of the Noble prize in literature in 1904,
A fountain and bust of Paul Pamard, Mayor of Avignon,
The ruins of the cloister of Saint-Martial in Agricol Perdiguier square, which is also a wi-fi spot,
The Musee Lapidaire. and the overhead porch that connects the college Frédéric Mistral to the museum.

If you are traveling with a car, the best thing to do is to take your car to the underground Jean Jaures lot. The parking lot, is unmanned, but takes American-style credit cards in its machines (no need for chip and pin-type cards) and the elevators take you right to Rue de la République.

Thank criancadodeus
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Lots of great little cafes, many cheese shops, wine, bread, ice creams, a pretty park to sit and relax plus free wifi, a merry go round, streets are closed on Sundays and there are markets like a boot sale, with people selling all kinds of things. Loved it!

Thank 2gnomesinparis
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