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Cobblestones, water wheels, and dye

For 500 years this 14th century street was the scene of non stop manufacturing. There were a couple... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
VWriter
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Los Gatos, California
Very nice place to find restaurants

Very nice street where you can find very colourful and different kind of restaurants very typical... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Lisbeth R
,
Paris, France
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Historic cobblestoned street that is known for its many cafes and restaurants.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“water wheels” (39 reviews)
“pretty street” (5 reviews)
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Avignon, France
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1 - 10 of 126 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

For 500 years this 14th century street was the scene of non stop manufacturing. There were a couple of dozen paddle wheels that moved the water of the nearby river and provided power for mills in the vicinity. Dyes were made, also, and fabrics so...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very nice street where you can find very colourful and different kind of restaurants very typical from the province.

Thank Lisbeth R
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was my husband's favorite area in Avignon. It was a lovely and quiet long street to wander and look at the canal and the water wheels.

Thank Martha C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A lovely street with water wheels. These wheels used to provide rotating power for the local Industry at the time. We visited Isle sur la Sorgue and admired both the place and the water wheels.

Thank Nigel E
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Not too sure why this is suggested as a "must do" as there really was nothing to see and no where was open for a drink!

1  Thank Lkbmp
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is apparently one of the oldest streets in Avignon. A canal (the River Sorgue) runs along one side with old wooden wheels in it. There is an excellent little restaurant, L'Ubu, halfway along the street.

Thank Aussiewriter
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This street overshadowed with leafy trees, flanked by lovely homes and speckled with eateries and sidewalk cafes the water wheels and canals used for dying textiles remain in moss covered splendour.

Thank Colleenpenn
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Although this street is not as pretty as some reviewers might suggest, and is actually slightly scruffy in parts, this street was our favourite in Avignon, as it feels like a slice of the city that has escaped mass tourism. Certainly worth a visit -...More

1  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Can visit as part of one of 3 self guided walks around Avignon. Lots of cafes and bars and water wheels that are relics of the old dyes industry. Self guided walking maps from tourist information.

Thank Nan90
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Avignon within the city walls is beautiful, walkable and this is one of it`s nicest streets. It`s quiet and pedestrian only. The canal, buildings and water wheels are well preserved. It`s nice place to go for a walk.

Thank Lidija_DD
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