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St. Benezet Bridge (Pont d'Avignon) Tours

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St. Benezet Bridge (Pont d'Avignon)

The St. Benezet Bridge - known as the Pont d’Avignon - is a famous bridge located in Avignon. The 12th century bridge originally spanned 900 m (2,950ft) across the Rhône River. The bridge collapsed frequently and was reconstructed multiple times. Today, only 4 of the original 22 arches remain complete.

The inception of the St. Benezet Bridge centers around a local shepherd boy of the same name who was told by an angel to construct the bridge. He proved his divine inspiration to the town and wealthy benefactors by lifting a large stone block. The bridge also served as a place of worship for Rhône boatmen until it became so unsteady it was deemed dangerous. The bridge is also historically significant in that was an important strategic river crossing.

Come visit the Pont d'Avignon on that now spans less than half the Rhône River to get a taste of medieval France. It is a popular vantage point to admire Avignon and the river.

Address: Rue Ferruce, Avignon 84000, France
Hours: 9am-9pm Jul, 9:00-8pm Aug-Sep; 9am-7pm mid-Mar-Jun & Oct, 9.30am-5.45pm Nov-mid-Mar
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Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Avignon

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Avignon

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Take advantage of your time in port to experience beautiful Avignon on this half-day private shore excursion from Marseille. Learn the history of this exquisite medieval city, adorned with the luxurious accents of papal funding from the 14th century. Visit Avignon’s key attractions such as the UNESCO-listed historic center, the Pont Saint-Bénézet and Notre Dame des Doms Cathedral. End with an independent tour of the town and the fabulous Popes’ Palace (own expense).
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$267.26
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$267.26
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Avignon Walking Tour including Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Pope's Palace

Avignon Walking Tour including Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Pope's Palace

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See the best of beautiful, medieval Avignon on this 3-hour walking tour with skip-the-line access to Popes’ Palace. Learn the history of this exquisite UNESCO-listed city with ancient Roman roots and celebrity as the 14th-century seat of the Papacy. Admire hilltop views of the Rhône River, breeze into Popes’ Palace to tour the ornate chambers and chapels, and enjoy a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine near the Place de l’Horloge.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.18
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Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape

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Spend your time in port exploring historic Avignon and the wineries of Châteauneuf-du-Pape on this full-day private shore excursion from Marseille. Enjoy guided and independent touring through Avignon, a gorgeous medieval town decorated with opulent architecture such as the Pont Saint-Bénézet and Notre-Dame des Doms Cathedral. Visiting the famous Popes’ Palace (own expense) before continuing to Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a lesson in Provençal winemaking and a tasting session. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$427.60
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$427.60
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Marseille Shore Excursion : Avignon & Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tour

Marseille Shore Excursion : Avignon & Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tour

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Make the most of your time ashore in Marseille, and enjoy a cultural day out, with this full-day, small-group tour. In the morning, depart directly from Marseille’s port, and travel in a comfortable vehicle. Your first stop is Avignon, where you’ll have free time to explore and see UNESCO-listed splendors like the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon. Then, transfer to the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region, where you’ll visit a local winery and enjoy an indulgent tour and tasting.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.17
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Classic old town Avignon from the Romans to the Pope's - half day private tour

Classic old town Avignon from the Romans to the Pope's - half day private tour

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Discover the highlights of Avignon’s UNESCO-listed Old Town in just half a day: this private tour offers the perfect introduction to the city. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and set off on foot. You’ll discover the Palais des Papes (a centuries-old, fortified papal palace), the Pont d’Avignon (the city’s iconic bridge), Les Halles (its bustling, historical marketplace), and more. As you go, learn the secrets behind the sights from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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City Tour

City Tour

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Discover Avignon and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon aboard the convertible double-decker bus! Enjoy unique views at 4 meters high, we promise you an unforgettable visit! Go up and down freely thanks to the hop on / off stops, to explore at your own pace the different places such as the Pont d'Avignon, the Chartreuse, the Fort St André, the Philippe Bel Tower, the island of Barthelasse and many others. The tour is commented in 10 languages + a special comment child, thanks to individual headphones offered to boarding. A departure every hour from 40 Cours Jean-Jaurès (opposite the Tourist Office). Departure 10h - 11h -12h - 13h - 15h - 16h! Attention, no departure at 14h.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
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Discover Avignon its history, daily life & the village of Villeneuve lès Avignon

Discover Avignon its history, daily life & the village of Villeneuve lès Avignon

Avignon once centre of the Catholic world, today a magnificent urban landscape, overlooking the river Rhône & the Saint Bénezet Bridge - the famous Pont d’Avignon. Start with a visit to the Palais and a walk to the famous bridge of Avignon. Afterwards a short drive to the other side of the River Rhône to visit the medieval village of Villeneuve Les Avignon and La Chartreuse de Villeneuve Les Avignon that dates from the first half of the 14th century. Commissioned by Pope Innocent VI it is a magnificent building that connects with and helps to tell the story of the Pope's of Avignon. On our way, a short stop to marvel at the Tour Philippe-le-Bel, a tower that was once at the point of entry of the famous bridge of Avignon, almost a kilometre away in the city of Avignon.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$364.57
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Extraordinary Avignon - a private walking tour of the city to reveal its secrets

Extraordinary Avignon - a private walking tour of the city to reveal its secrets

Explore the city without overlooking any of its treasures - because when most people visit Avignon they see only the beauty and the heritage of the main monuments, such as the world heritage site Palais des Papes and the famous bridge of Avignon the Pont Saint Bénezet. This day long walking tour takes into account all these special places too, but also takes you to parts of the city mainly hidden from view. This includes Rue des Teinturiers, a picturesque, cobblestone street that follows the small channel of the river Sorgue from the Rue des Lices to the city walls. In the shade of the majestic sycamores with the coolness coming from the canal, the street is particularly pleasant in summer. The walk meanders along the tiny streets hidden behind the famous Palais before we surface to enjoy the views from Rocher des Doms, before taking a guided tour of the Palais des Papes & the bridge. This experience will immerse you in the life, history & culture that is unique to the city of Avignon.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.63
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Avignon and Pont du Gard Tour

Avignon and Pont du Gard Tour

Explore Avignon, the Popes Palace and the Pont du Gard, the masterpieces of UNESCO heritage in the south of France . Spend the morning in Avignon. Enjoy a private guided tour of Avignon old town and the Popes Palace from the 14th century. Your guide will recommend the best restaurant options for your lunch according to your wishes. Spend the afternoon in Pont du Gard. Enjoy a private guided tour of the most impressive Roman aqueduct left in the world. Visit the Pont du Gard Museum and learn everything about the engineering of the Roman Empire. We provide the best professional tour guides in the south of France.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$1,032.55
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St. Benezet Bridge (Pont d'Avignon) hours of operation: 9am-9pm Jul, 9:00-8pm Aug-Sep; 9am-7pm mid-Mar-Jun & Oct, 9.30am-5.45pm Nov-mid-Mar. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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