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“Worth a walk!”

Ranked #6 of 93 things to do in Avignon
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Owner description: Historic cobblestoned street that is known for its many cafes and restaurants.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We wouldn't have known about this picturesque little street without Trip Advisor. It was worth the short walk to see the beautiful waterway and waterwheels along the street in this artsy little part of town. Different feel than the rest of the old city.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We liked the artisan quality of the Rue de Teinturiers, but beware it's a bit of a walk from the main town. Getting there we wondered if it was worth it as we walked through less appealing areas in town. But it was a nice, shaded street with cafes, small shops and felt quite different than the bustle of downtown.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is a remarkable lane that has a stream running along its length. This was the powerhouse of the tinting industry that made Avignon famous. In 1800,it was the center of the cloth industry and its dyes were world famous. The stream is a branch of of the Sorgue river,which turned 23 water wheels,powering the town's industries. Those stylish Provencal fabrics and patterns you see on sale everywhere had their origins here.
There are trendy restaurants and cafes that offer chic and inexpensive fare. Check- out the Grey Penitents chapel.Its upper facade shows engraving of the pointy hoods worn by the penitents which illustrates where the KKK got their idea of dress from. Stroll further and you see the work of clever sculptors who carved quirky car barriers out of limestone
If you get up before the tourists do,you will be rewarded with a shadow and sunshine postcard views. Coffee is particularly good here, as well.

2  Thank Eli B
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Worth a stroll, this street is a bit different with its cobbles, waterway and waterwheels. Lots of little cheap eateries and tables on the street. We will come for lunch next time, it had a nice feel. If you like the idea of waterwheels though, visit the old town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue 20 min to the east of Avignon. 17 water wheels all turning happily in the crystal clear waters of the Sorgue.

Thank MosLyn
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We based ourselves in Avignon and were fortunate to have stayed in a lovely apartment on this charming and atmospheric street. Although it is filled with hip shops and cafes, you can't help but feel as if you have stepped back in time as you stroll down the cobblestones lane past the water wheels. One of our favorite areas in Avignon. A must see if you are visiting.

1  Thank Erika C
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