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Ile de la Barthelasse

| Ile de la Barthelasse, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 6 11 54 75 89
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The perfect viewpoint

Whilst the views from the end of the Pont Saint Benezet are good, crossing to the island enables... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2015
Malcolm G
Southampton, United Kingdom
Lovely views of Pont Benezet

Take a free ferry from Pont Benezet for a pleasant 10 minutes ride to Ile de la Barthelasse. Very... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2015
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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| Ile de la Barthelasse, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

Whilst the views from the end of the Pont Saint Benezet are good, crossing to the island enables you to grasp the essential design of the Papal City as viewed from the Kingdom of France. The papal palace sits firmly on the rock and the...More

Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Take a free ferry from Pont Benezet for a pleasant 10 minutes ride to Ile de la Barthelasse. Very pleasant walk and views of the Palais des Papes, Pont Benezet and the Rhône.

2  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The festival was excellent, held in a large 'cloister, with stalls all the way around, musicians playing old instruments, and everyone in good mediaeval dress. There was an enactment with swords on stage. People were very cheerful and friendly.

Thank Graham U
Reviewed 25 October 2015

It was nice that there were free audioguides for this tour, which was nice. You get a nice view of the city wall and the palace. It was a little hard to find our way down from the palace, so follow the signs.

Thank NellieBess
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We went to Les Halles to purchase food (olives, bread, meat, cheese, fruit, wine, etc) for our afternoon picnic. We rented bikes and rode them over to the island, picked a spot in the grass along the river and relaxed for the afternoon. We rode...More

1  Thank Jadi F
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Rather hyped up tourist site and you have to pay to walk on the bridge, everyone sings the song that goes with this bridge. Better taking pictures looking down from the Palais or from the banks of the the river and save your money to...More

Thank Malcolm R
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Friends in Avignon recommended that we visit. We brought a picnic and walked over. We wanted to rent bikes, but they were all gone when we arrived. No problem. We walked along the river and had a great lunch. We took the ferry back to...More

Thank sfgardener
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Take the free ferry over to the Island. Take a picnic. Get a different view of the bridge and of the Popes palace and the city walls.

Thank EpicCure
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Our bike tour guides took us to the Ile de la Barthelasse on 3 occasions. The first was a shake down ride to check the bikes and how they handled. We rode about 10 miles and enjoyed the relatively flat island with low traffic volume....More

Thank CanyonCondor
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I love it. It is very close to Avignon and Villeneuf lez Avignon and it is one of the best places to go picnik. You won't be aloud to swing into the river (not safe at all, very radioative they say!) but you will take...More

Thank Didi K
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