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2022 2023

Avignon and the Pope's Palace

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# Trip

Avignon and the Pope's Palace

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Description

You will set out on foot for the guided tour of the old town of Avignon. With the Pope's Palace, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and a testimony to the city's past when it was known as the capital of Christianity back in the Middle-Ages, Avignon offers an impressive array of monuments. Along the Passage de l'Oratoire, you'll be able to admire the exteriors of the chapel, classified as a historic monument, where many events take place during the famous Avignon Festival. We'll move on to St Agricol street where you'll get to see the diocesan Church, the oldest in the city. We'll then stop by the Place de l'Horloge, which has always been the beating heart of Avignon. Cafés and restaurant terraces are now spread out where the Roman forum once stood. Right across, you will see the walls of the Town Hall and the theater that was built in the 19th century. We'll continue to the Place du Palais. This square is roughly 800 ft long and 160 ft wide. To the East stands the Pope's Palace which faces the baroque sculptures of the Papal mint. A large golden Virgin seems to be watching the Notre Dame des Doms cathedral while the elegant Renaissance inspiration on the outside walls of the Petit Palais are showing further back. Then, discover the Pope's Palace, the most important monument in the city. It's made of two parts: the old Palais of Pope Benedict XII (1334 - 1342), and the new Palais of his successor Pope Clement VI (1342 - 1352). Our visit will take you through the staterooms where numerous ceremonies and feasts took place, the chapels, the Pope's private apartments and the terraces which offer a wonderful panorama on Avignon and the Rhône river. Return on board on foot.

PLEASE NOTE

  • It is forbidden to take pictures inside the Pope's Palace.
  • It is necessary to climb up 500 steps inside the Pope's Palace.
  • Bags would be left in the luggage office.
  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • Times are approximate.
  • The order of the visits can change.

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This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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ARLES - PORT-SAINT-LOUIS - MARTIGUES(2) - ARLES - VIVIERS - LA VOULTE - The Vercors Plateau - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - LYON - BASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF – AMSTERDAM

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Departure 15/06/2022
Arrival 25/06/2022
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Arrival 14/10/2022
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Departure 12/05/2023
Arrival 19/05/2023
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Departure 12/06/2023
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Departure 19/07/2023
Arrival 26/07/2023
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Departure 23/08/2023
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Arrival 29/09/2023
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* Price based on double occupancy

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REF: LMY_INVPP ( reverse direction REF: LMY)
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Departure 08/06/2022
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Departure 05/10/2022
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Departure 08/10/2022
Arrival 14/10/2022
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Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 23/10/2022
Arrival 29/10/2022
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* Price based on double occupancy

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REF: MML ( reverse direction REF: LMM)
Next departures: 02/06/2022, 04/06/2022, ...
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7-day/6-night cruise

7 Days
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Departure 27/05/2022
Arrival 02/06/2022
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Departure 29/05/2022
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Arrival 02/08/2022
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Departure 30/07/2022
Arrival 05/08/2022
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Arrival 03/04/2023
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Departure 09/04/2023
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Departure 09/04/2023
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Departure 14/04/2023
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Departure 20/04/2023
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Departure 30/04/2023
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Departure 13/05/2023
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Departure 26/06/2023
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Departure 03/07/2023
Arrival 09/07/2023
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Departure 08/07/2023
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Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 09/07/2023
Arrival 15/07/2023
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Departure 14/07/2023
Arrival 20/07/2023
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Departure 20/07/2023
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Departure 25/07/2023
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Departure 26/07/2023
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Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 26/07/2023
Arrival 01/08/2023
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Departure 30/08/2023
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Arrival 05/10/2023
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Departure 29/09/2023
Arrival 05/10/2023
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Departure 05/10/2023
Arrival 11/10/2023
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Departure 07/10/2023
Arrival 13/10/2023
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Departure 10/10/2023
Arrival 16/10/2023
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 22/10/2023
Arrival 28/10/2023
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM

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REF: LMM ( reverse direction REF: MML)
Next departures: 27/05/2022, 29/05/2022, ...
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7-day/6-night cruise

7 Days
START IN 2022
Departure 27/05/2022
Arrival 02/06/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 29/05/2022
Arrival 04/06/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 02/06/2022
Arrival 08/06/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 04/06/2022
Arrival 10/06/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/06/2022
Arrival 14/06/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 14/06/2022
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Arrival 02/07/2022
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Departure 02/07/2022
Arrival 08/07/2022
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Departure 08/07/2022
Arrival 14/07/2022
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Departure 08/07/2022
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Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
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Arrival 20/07/2022
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Departure 15/07/2022
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Departure 27/07/2022
Arrival 02/08/2022
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Departure 30/07/2022
Arrival 05/08/2022
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Departure 05/08/2022
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Departure 07/09/2022
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Arrival 16/09/2022
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Departure 13/09/2022
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Arrival 29/10/2022
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Departure 28/03/2023
Arrival 03/04/2023
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Departure 03/04/2023
Arrival 09/04/2023
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 09/04/2023
Arrival 15/04/2023
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 09/04/2023
Arrival 15/04/2023
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 13/04/2023
Arrival 19/04/2023
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 14/04/2023
Arrival 20/04/2023
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
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Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 30/04/2023
Arrival 06/05/2023
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 13/05/2023
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Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 16/05/2023
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