Avignon & the Pope's Palace Walking Tour

Palace of the Popes in Avignon
Explore the historical center of Avignon on a walking tour with a passionate local. You'll start by climbing to the top of the fortified medieval city walls, enjoying a view of Avignon stretching along the Rhône River. As you walk, listen to stories and facts about the rich historical past of Avignon, where the papacy was established in the early 14th century. 

Next, head inside the Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace), the largest gothic-style palace in Europe. In this maze of galleries, chambers, and chapels, enjoy luxurious furnishings and sumptuous decoration from the medieval period.

Continue along the cobbled streets to the Place de l'Horloge, where you'll discover the secret of the painted windows. Then, observe the Town Hall topped with its clock tower and enjoy touring the theater. Your tour will end with a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine served in an intimate and historical place, mostly known by the locals.

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