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2021 2022

Avignon and the Pope's Palace

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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.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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Cruise along the South-North Axis from Arles to Amsterdam (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 19/05/2022, 15/06/2022, ...
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ARLES - MARTIGUES(2) - AVIGNON - VIVIERS - TAIN L'HERMITAGE – LYON - BASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF – AMSTERDAM

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Departure 19/05/2022
Arrival 29/05/2022
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All the must-see sites on the Rhône between Lyon, Provence, and the Camargue with a dinner at Paul Bocuse's Abbaye de Collonges Restaurant OFFERED (port-to-port cruise)

REF: LMY_INVPP ( reverse direction REF: LMY)
Next departures: 04/09/2022
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LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - AVIGNON - ARLES(4) - VIVIERS - LYON

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7 Days
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Departure 30/10/2021
Arrival 05/11/2021
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Departure 04/04/2022
Arrival 10/04/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
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Next departures: 29/03/2022, 03/04/2022, ...
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MARTIGUES  – Marseille – ARLES – AVIGNON – TAIN-L’HERMITAGE – MACON – LYON

7-day/6-night cruise

7 Days
START IN 2022
Departure 28/03/2022
Arrival 03/04/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 29/03/2022
Arrival 04/04/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 27/05/2022
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Departure 08/07/2022
Arrival 14/07/2022
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Departure 08/07/2022
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Departure 09/07/2022
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7-day/6-night cruise

7 Days
START IN 2022
Departure 28/03/2022
Arrival 03/04/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 29/03/2022
Arrival 04/04/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 03/04/2022
Arrival 09/04/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 13/04/2022
Arrival 19/04/2022
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 16/04/2022
Arrival 22/04/2022
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Departure 19/04/2022
Arrival 25/04/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 25/04/2022
Arrival 01/05/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 26/04/2022
Arrival 02/05/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/05/2022
Arrival 07/05/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/05/2022
Arrival 07/05/2022
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 02/05/2022
Arrival 08/05/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/05/2022
Arrival 13/05/2022
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Departure 27/05/2022
Arrival 02/06/2022
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Departure 29/05/2022
Arrival 04/06/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 02/06/2022
Arrival 08/06/2022
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Departure 04/06/2022
Arrival 10/06/2022
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Departure 08/06/2022
Arrival 14/06/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 14/06/2022
Arrival 20/06/2022
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Departure 20/06/2022
Arrival 26/06/2022
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Departure 26/06/2022
Arrival 02/07/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 02/07/2022
Arrival 08/07/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/07/2022
Arrival 14/07/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/07/2022
Arrival 14/07/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 09/07/2022
Arrival 15/07/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 14/07/2022
Arrival 20/07/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 15/07/2022
Arrival 21/07/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 21/07/2022
Arrival 27/07/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 27/07/2022
Arrival 02/08/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/07/2022
Arrival 05/08/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 05/08/2022
Arrival 11/08/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 09/08/2022
Arrival 15/08/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 15/08/2022
Arrival 21/08/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 17/08/2022
Arrival 23/08/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 23/08/2022
Arrival 29/08/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/09/2022
Arrival 13/09/2022
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Departure 10/09/2022
Arrival 16/09/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 13/09/2022
Arrival 19/09/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 16/09/2022
Arrival 22/09/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 19/09/2022
Arrival 25/09/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 02/10/2022
Arrival 08/10/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/10/2022
Arrival 14/10/2022
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Departure 10/10/2022
Arrival 16/10/2022
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Departure 11/10/2022
Arrival 17/10/2022
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Departure 16/10/2022
Arrival 22/10/2022
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Departure 22/10/2022
Arrival 28/10/2022
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 23/10/2022
Arrival 29/10/2022
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All the must-see sites on the Rhône between Lyon, Provence, and the Camargue with a dinner at Paul Bocuse's Abbaye de Collonges Restaurant OFFERED (port-to-port cruise)

REF: LMY ( reverse direction REF: LMY)
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Discover the authentic Provence combining style and refinement, a cruise brimming with splendid scenery and great food as well as a once-in-a-lifetime evening at a Paul Bocuse restaurant.

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Departure 30/10/2021
Arrival 05/11/2021
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Departure 04/04/2022
Arrival 10/04/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 09/04/2022
Arrival 15/04/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/05/2022
Arrival 07/05/2022
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Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 08/05/2022
Arrival 14/05/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 16/05/2022
Arrival 22/05/2022
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Departure 08/06/2022
Arrival 14/06/2022
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Departure 19/06/2022
Arrival 25/06/2022
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Arrival 25/06/2022
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Departure 29/06/2022
Arrival 05/07/2022
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Departure 02/07/2022
Arrival 08/07/2022
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Departure 03/08/2022
Arrival 09/08/2022
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Departure 11/08/2022
Arrival 17/08/2022
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Departure 04/09/2022
Arrival 10/09/2022
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Departure 04/09/2022
Arrival 10/09/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 09/09/2022
Arrival 15/09/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 26/09/2022
Arrival 02/10/2022
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Departure 05/10/2022
Arrival 11/10/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/10/2022
Arrival 14/10/2022
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Departure 23/10/2022
Arrival 29/10/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD

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Next departures: 05/04/2022, 14/04/2022, ...
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LYON - ARLES - PORT-SAINT-LOUIS - MARTIGUES(1) - AVIGNON - VIVIERS - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - LYON

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6 Days
START IN 2022
Departure 05/04/2022
Arrival 10/04/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 14/04/2022
Arrival 19/04/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 26/04/2022
Arrival 01/05/2022
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Departure 11/05/2022
Arrival 16/05/2022
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Departure 22/05/2022
Arrival 27/05/2022
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Departure 24/05/2022
Arrival 29/05/2022