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“Delightful Garden”
Review of Rocher des Doms

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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“Delightful Garden”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This lovely garden sits up high and overlooks the city and the Rhone River. Besutiful views, nice areas to sit. A real city treasure just north of the Papal Palace and Cathederal.

Visited April 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Unusual and beautiful park”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Wonderful, shaded space beside the papal palace. Great if traveling with children. Very restful. Wonderful views over the city and the Rhone river.

Visited March 2013
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New Jersey
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“A spot of green within the stone walls”
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 from the romance of climbing to this high point of a great medieval city and spending time soaking in the very French atmosphere. Worth it for a long lazy summer afternoon or a quick, brisk visit on a cold winter day.

Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“A Pleasant Interlude”
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 into a largish number of people "canvassing" for various causes.

However, once past that, the gardens are very pleasant. It was nice to see roses blooming in October and I'd never seen tree-ripened olives or pomegranates before this trip. There's even a tiny vinyard.

There's a terrace-like section that has an excellent view of the Rhône Valley, but be careful of the footing: one of our group fell on either some loose or uneven paving. There is also an excellent view of the Bénezet Bridge from the garden as well. It's a very pleasant way to while away an hour or so.

Visited October 2012
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West Chester, PA
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“Avignon Aerie”
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.

Visited June 2012
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