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Marseille: Avignon and Châteauneuf du Pape Day-Tour

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A day-tour to discover Avignon, the city of the Popes, before progressing onward to Châteauneuf du Pape, a small village renowned for its wine.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Pope's Palace
  • Taste a well known Chateauneuf du Pape Wine
  • See the Pont d'Avignon
Full description
Your tour will begin in the morning with pick-up from your accommodation or ship terminal. From here you will start with a trip to Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The primary attraction of this city is the huge Pope's palace, the biggest Gothic palace in the world, and while here your guide will tell you its grand life under the seven French popes who built a miniature Vatican during their rule. You can visit 25 rooms of it, including the ceremonial rooms, chapels, cloister, private papal apartments with priceless frescoes, and many more.

The second point of interest here is the St Bénézet Bridge. This legendary bridge is a significant symbol of the history of Avignon, famous throughout the world due to the beloved children's song “Sur le Pont D’Avignon”. At the moment of its construction in the late 1100s, the bridge contained 22 arches to create the link between Avignon and Villeneuve Avignon. It has also been destroyed several times throughout history by the raging flood waters of the Rhône below.

In the afternoon, you will discover the village of Châteauneuf du Pape, a place famous primarily for its wine, but the village itself is also well worth a visit. The vineyards date back to the 14th century, a time when the Popes had become established in Avignon. Châteauneuf du Pape is a famous French wine Appellation, it represents the beginning of the Côte du Rhône area, known for its full bodied red wines. After visiting the village, you will visit the museum of wine to learn all the secrets of the Châteauneuf du Pape wine, and of course the tour will then end with a wine tasting.
Includes
  • Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan
  • Licensed driver-guide
  • Tolls
  • Parking
  • Wine Tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Entrances to the Pope's Palace
  • Lunch

When you get there

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From £643.47 Per group up to 7