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“Innocents Abroad”

Petit Train Avignon
Ranked #11 of 90 things to do in Avignon
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Auckland, New Zealand
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71 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Innocents Abroad”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Found this little train by chance whilst sitting in a square, and it was excellent value at Euro7 per person. We had English commentary whilst we wound around the narrow cobble-stone streets, which seemed hardly wide enough to take the little bendy train. It was a most interesting ride and most enjoyable.

Visited October 2013
Thank Joy B
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east yorkshire
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73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great way to see Avignon”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Bit bumpy on the cobbled, narrow streets, but the driver was obviously well used to the route! Lots to see, 40 minutes well spent.

Visited November 2013
Thank thornbabe
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Too bumpy of a ride to really enjoy”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

I left Chicago arrived in Avignon 15 hours later. I heard about the train in guide books and it sounded like a great way to get a layout of the city.

The train leaves near the main entrance to the Palace of the Popes.

Maybe it was the long day and full sun that made this ride unenjoyable.

The train was uncomfortable, at least to me. I could feel every bump. They call it Petit not only because of the size of the train but for the seating as well. The audio clarity was OK. The information was not presented very well. Maybe it was a case of "lost in translation".

The ride did provide an overview of the sites and some of the back streets.

You put on the headset and set the switch to the language you want to hear.

If I had to do it again, I'd skip the train and follow a guide book.

If you have a family, this train ride can get on the expensive side.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank lars639
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Bundanoon, Australia
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262 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Not so sqeezy!!!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We decided on the spur of the moment to take this train ride, and whilst it was quite enjoyable seeing the back streets of Avignon and some interesting sites, there were a few down sides to the trip.
It was difficult for elderly passengers to get on and off the train as there was only a very small step which was difficult to put your foot on and there was nothing to hold on too.
If you happened to be seated next to people of large proportions as we were, it was very squeezy, you literally couldn't move and it was very difficult to see even from the outside seat let alone take photos, it was also difficult to take photos overhead as there was writing on the roof .
The price of €7.00 was fine and the starting place was central and easy to access.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank AnnandBob99
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“Sites in Avignon”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Perfect opportunity to learn about Avignon in a relaxing 45 minute tour. I sat on the outside seat and was able to take some good photos of areas that we saw , but were not necessarily going to visit.

Visited October 2013
Thank fkbillin
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