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Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes)
Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes)

Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) Tours and Activities

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The largest Gothic palace in the world, Avignon’s Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) was home to the heads of the Roman Catholic Church in the 14th century. Visitors can tour the grand rooms, landscaped gardens, and secret passages used by members of the clergy, and see special exhibitions and concerts held at the palace.

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Avignon, Les Baux de Provence and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Aix

Avignon, Les Baux de Provence and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Aix

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Spend a perfect day in Provence on this combo tour featuring visits to Les Baux de Provence, Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Departing from Aix-en-Provence by luxury minibus, discover a medieval hilltop village and snap a photo by the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed Roman aqueduct. Explore on foot Avignon and learn about its papal history. Finish this day of beautiful sightseeing with a wine-tasting session inside a Châteauneuf-du-Pape winery. An informative guide shares insightful commentary along the way.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.79
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$141.79
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Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Les Baux de Provence Tour from Marseille

Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Les Baux de Provence Tour from Marseille

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Soak up the bounty, beauty and history of Provence on a full-day trip from Marseille. In Avignon, the ‘City of Popes,’ you’ll discover ancient and medieval art and architecture on a guided, small-group tour. Pop into the Popes’ Palace (own expense) before continuing to Châteauneuf-du-Pape to sample fine Provençal wines in an elegant château. Finish with a visit to the medieval hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$157.72
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$157.72
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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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$67.92
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$163.79
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Full day Shore Excursion to Avignon and Aix en Provence

Full day Shore Excursion to Avignon and Aix en Provence

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Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Avignon and Aix-en-Provence on a private full-day tour.  Beginning from the Marseille port, private transportation takes you to a myriad of attractions comfortably and quickly. Enjoy personalized guided visits of Mirabeau, Avignon, and more.  Expand the tour to include a visit to the workshop of Paul Cezanne. Take time to shop, photograph, and explore each location on your own.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$808.82
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$808.82
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$419.78
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$174.91
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$174.91
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$262.37
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Private Tour: Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Marseille

Private Tour: Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Marseille

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Enjoy a flexible day trip from Marseille to historic Avignon and visit a local wine estate. Your private excursion begins with a guided walking tour of Avignon—the home of papal power in the 14th century—and then you're free to explore on your own. Visit the Popes' Palace (own expense), peruse the Cathedral Notre-Dame des Domes, or stroll across the Point St-Bénezet bridge, inspiration for a famous French children's song. Stop off at the celebrated Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine estate on your return for a sampling of two of their best varietals.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$412.50
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Private Avignon Gordes and Roussillon Full Day Tour

Private Avignon Gordes and Roussillon Full Day Tour

Discover the historic charms of Avignon on this private day tour from Marseille. See the old city center, the famous Avignon Bridge, Pope Palace, and other impressive architectural works. Walk the narrow streets of Gordes and admire its scenic fountains and town squares. Discover the vaulted passageways of Roussillon and take in stunning views of a 10th century castle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$849.26
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Provence at your own pace and at your leisure!

Provence at your own pace and at your leisure!

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We suggest that you create your private itinerary in Provence. Do you feel like nature and the city in the same day? Sea and mountain? Go boating and stroll through the alleys of a medieval town? Everything is possible ! We adapt to your wishes. Half day or full day, you choose what you like the most. Marseille, the Gineste route, hiking to En Vau, the Crêtes route, Cassis and the most beautiful Calanques of the National Park by boat. Aix en Provence, its 1000 fountains and its mansions. The Sainte Victoire mountain and the Lacoste castle. Discover the Luberon: Gordes, the ochres of Roussillon, the lavender fields and the Senanque abbey. Fontaine de Vaucluse and the canals of L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue? A cooking workshop in the Halles d'Avignon, the Palais des Papes, the Côtes du Rhône wine route, Arles, Les-Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Let us know what you want, we are here to satisfy you.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.19
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Private Tours in Provence

Private Tours in Provence

Unique expérience with a local guide from Marseille , with a réal passion about history and legends. I love to share culture and local customs with people . Passionated about MArseille and the provence région .
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.72
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Private Tour: Avignon Half-Day Trip from Marseille

Private Tour: Avignon Half-Day Trip from Marseille

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Set out from Marseille on a visit to Avignon, a stunning medieval that once served as seat of the Catholic papacy. This half-day private tour includes a guided walk through Avignon's UNESCO-listed center, taking in sights like the elegant Pont Saint-Bénezet Bridge and the city's restored ancient walls and towers. Learn its fascinating history as you stroll the cobbled streets, then spend some time exploring on your own. The Popes' Palace (own expense) is a definite highlight: with 20 various rooms to explore, including the pope's one-time private quarters.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$257.81
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Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour

Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour

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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 then a visit to the unique fresh food market - Les Halles to sample Provençal life before a short drive to the wine country of Châteauneuf du Pape; at the heart of a region full of history, culture & joie de vivre. A unique village where at it's summit the vestiges of the ruined château – wall, tower & lower hall built by the popes in the 14th century as a summer residence to escape the city heat of Avignon. It was the popes who planted the town's first vineyards. In the afternoon visit two different vineyards - first a winemaker with 8ha vineyard based exclusively on the appellation & second a 43ha family estate owned by five generations of wine-producers. Introducing you to the iconic wines established in 1880's where tradition is enhanced by modernism & excellence, with wine tasting too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$424.63
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Provence Tour

Provence Tour

Enjoy and taste the Best of Provence with our full day tailor made tour. Spend your day in the most beautiful cities of Provence, in its National Parks or in the countryside. Enjoy the private guided tour of your choice among the Provence Tour options. We provide the best professional tour guides in the south of France.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,013.66
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Avignon Private Half-Day Tour from Aix-en-Provence

Avignon Private Half-Day Tour from Aix-en-Provence

Explore Avignon, the medieval pope city in the 14th century during this 4 hours tour. Discover Avignon medieval center during 1-hour walking guided tour before to visit the Pope palace on your own (1 hour). Return to Aix en Provence.
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  • 4 hours
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$431.54
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Discover Provence including Avignon and Luberon Villages with a Local Guide

Discover Provence including Avignon and Luberon Villages with a Local Guide

If you want to discover the scenic highlights of Provence in a day—this is the tour for you. After a hotel pickup, you’ll travel in a comfortable minivan with Wi-Fi to keep you entertained. Instead of spending time planning and researching Avignon and Luberon regional highlights, you’ll have a comprehensive itinerary planned out for you. You’ll have a guided tour in Avignon and see multiple quaint villages such as Roussillon, Merbes, and Gordes.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$873.52
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Discover Provence including Avignon and Luberon Villages from Avignon

Discover Provence including Avignon and Luberon Villages from Avignon

Get to see the highlights of Provence region with a very scenic and full of diversity itinerary covering the city of Avignon and the Luberon regional park hilltop villages featuring Gordes on board a minivan with your national guide and driver. This is a door to door private tour that can be fully customized acording to your wish and expectations.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$888.94
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Private Avignon les baux de provence and Saint Remy de provence Full Day Tour

Private Avignon les baux de provence and Saint Remy de provence Full Day Tour

Sightsee in comfort on a private full-day tour through the South of France with stops in Avignon, Saint Remy, and Les Baux. Going with a guide not only eliminates the stress of navigating, but ensures you have proper context about the history and architecture of stops along the way—from the Avignon Bridge to Van Gogh’s former residence. Round-trip hotel transport is included for your convenience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$788.60
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Full private day Avignon Chateuneuf du pape les baux de provence

Full private day Avignon Chateuneuf du pape les baux de provence

Explore the South of France without the stress of planning on this private full-day tour with round-trip transport from the doorstep of your Marseille accommodations. Going with a guide not only eliminates the inconvenience of navigating, but ensures you learn facts often missed by visitors about stops along the way—from a wine tasting at Châteauneuf du Pape (own expense) to a panoramic vista in Les Baux de Provence.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$970.58
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Avignon Tour - Guided visit of the main monuments

Avignon Tour - Guided visit of the main monuments

Guided or free tour of the landmarks of Avignon, "the city of the popes". Guided or self guided visit of the main monuments of Avignon.
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  • 4 hours to 4 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.61
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,013.66
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$373.79
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$373.79
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 23 Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) costs USD 67.92. Guided Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) tours start around USD 67.92 per person. See all 23 Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) tickets and tours on Viator.
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