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Walk Through The Medieval Streets Of Avignon

Capital of the Vaucluse province and the Côtes du Rhône wine, seat of the popes and city of art and culture. Avignon is a small city with hidden treasures waiting for been discovered.

From Avignon
Online Experience
1 Hour
France
Upto 10 people
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the medieval streets of Avignon
  • See the Pope's Palace and learn about the papal links of this town
  • Visit the beautiful square known as the Place de l’Horloge
  • Admire the gorgeous views from the Pont d’Avignon
Description

Capital of Vaucluse, Provence and the Cotes du Rhone wine, seat of the popes, and city of art and culture: Avignon is a small city with hidden treasures waiting for been discovered. In this tour, you will learn about the fascinating history of the popes in Avignon that change the destiny of this town.
We will begin our live-streamed Online Experience from the terrace of “Le rocher de Doms," which overlooks the roofs of the old town and the shores of the Rhone - the largest river in France. Here, we will learn about the town's origins, before moving on to the 12th-century cathedral Notre Dame the Doms, where a famous Pope is buried.
Making our way downtown to Palace Square, we will see the impressive Pope’s Palace. This awe-inspiring building was constructed in the 14th-century, when the pope came to stay in Avignon. We will also marvel at the Petit Palais (a former cardinal’s residence now transformed into a museum), the fatuous baroque façade of the Mint, and the former building of the Bank of France which today serves as a restaurant.

This tour will also take you to some of the most iconic churches in Avignon, such as Saint Peter’s Church, after which we will see the synagogue located in the city's Jewish quarter. In the City Centre stands the 19-th century "Place de l’Horloge” or the Clock Square, where the city hall and the Opera await us. Having explored these, we will continue through a local market and towards the famous bridge known as "Le Pont d’Avignon". Here, we will stand and marvel at the medieval city walls and talk a bit about the history of Avignon before saying our final goodbyes.

I look forward to hosting you on this virtual tour!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 35 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 150 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Amparo Aliena

I am originally from the east coast of Spain, and have been living in the south of France for almost 20 years. I am a nationally licensed tour guide (accredited in 2004) and Spanish teacher, and have a Master’s degree in Tourism and Art History. 

I work with the tourist office, and I love to share the amazing history of Avignon with people. My passion is to further my own and other people's understanding of the beautiful region of Provence, and I love talking with people on subjects like art, gardens, gastronomy, and wine.

From USD 43 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.