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7 Place du Chapitre
30400
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

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from 12:00 à 13:30

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from 19:30 to 21:15

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from June 1st to June 15th
and from Septembre 1st to October 31st

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every lunchtime from June 16th to August 31st

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Avignon

A dive into history

Take advantage of the Avignon Festival, found here, to visit this historic city in Vaucluse. Le Prieuré recommends its roaming walk through various must-see places: in the heart of Avignon’s ramparts, the coolness of the Ile de la Barthelasse, and finally, a return to Le Prieuré in the center of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.

Travel Notebook

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Transportation Mode: On foot / By bus – Departure from the Hotel

Duration:
Full day – A morning in Avignon / An afternoon cool-down at the Ile de la Barthelasse before returning to Villeneuve-lez-Avignon at Le Prieuré.

Number of Stops:
3

Go There

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Take bus line 5, destination “Palais de Justice / Limbert,” from the Tourism Office stop, located 5 minutes by foot from the hotel.
Get off at the “Porte de l’Oulle” stop, and you are at the foot of the Avignon Ramparts.

Walking remains the best way to get around. However, feel free to take the electric shuttle, Baladine, which can take you from one point to another according to your desires, for €0.50 per person.
Open during the day, covered with a small canvas at nightfall, it allows you to spot the various historical places where you wish to stop!

Le conseil du Prieuré In July and August, benefit from a 20% discount on canoe rides with the Pont d'Avignon ticket.

Want to discover Avignon along the water? Book a Mireio cruise.
We recommend the Popes' cruise, "The most beautiful sites of Avignon and Villeneuve seen from the Rhône: the famous Pont Saint Bénézet, the river port, the quays of the Line, the Palais des Papes, the Tour de l’Horloge, and the Rocher des Doms. You will see the villages of Villeneuve and Les Angles, the 2 islands: the Ile de Piot and that of Barthelasse, then the Tour Philippe Le Bel and the Fort St André."

The Palais des Papes

9 popes succeeded one another in Avignon! The palace, an imposing fortress, has 25 rooms open for visits: state rooms where feasts and ceremonies took place, chapels, and the pope's apartment with priceless painted decorations...

Open every day of the year.
Full price: €12 / reduced: €10 - A histopad is included in the entrance price, offering an immersive, fun, and interactive visiting experience.

Le Pont Saint-Bénezet - Pont d'Avignon

An exciting multimedia visit that tells the story of the City, the Rhône, the legend of Saint-Bénezet, and the famous bridge song, known worldwide.

Open every day of the year.
Full price: €5 / reduced: €4
Combined ticket Palais des Papes + Bridge: €14.50 / reduced: €11.50

Avenio Restaurant

Maison Ripert Restaurant

La Fourchette Restaurant

Sevin Restaurant

La Mirande Restaurant

Pollen Restaurant

The Ile de la Barthelasse

Between Avignon and Villeneuve-lez-Avignon

You can access this largest river island in Europe:

  • by car via the Daladier bridge, stop at the free parking on Ile Piot, you are already on the Ile de la Barthelasse!
  • by bus, take bus line n°5, destination “Palais de Justice / Limbert,” from the Tourism Office stop, located 5 minutes by foot from the hotel.
    Ask to get off at Ile Piot. Want to take a tour of Avignon? A free shuttle connects the parking on Ile Piot to the Porte de l’Oulle, in Avignon.

Did you know?

In the past, Avignon locals would dance in the guinguettes on the eastern arm of the Rhône, which surrounds the Ile de la Barthelasse from the Avignon side. Hence the nuance in the famous song: “Under the bridge of Avignon (not “on”), we dance, we dance…” A true green lung of the city, meander during a bucolic moment along the small roads amid the orchards. Much of the island’s banks are also classified as a Natural Area of Ecological, Faunistic, and Floristic Interest. They shelter numerous species: nesting birds, grey herons, mallards, cormorants, hedgehogs, dormice, and beavers…

Le conseil du Prieuré Before taking the return shuttle, stop on the towpath for magnificent photos of the Pont d'Avignon, the Rocher des Doms, or the Palais des Papes. The view is breathtaking!

La distillerie Manguin

Go and listen to Emmanuel, passionate, talk about his products, or taste them (moderately). A totally unique system of carafes and captive pears for a divine sunlit liqueur - and various fruit brandies. We won’t reveal more.

Guided tours and free tastings are organized every Saturday of the year at 11 am.