Classic old town Avignon from the Romans to the Pope's - half day private tour

4 hours
Free cancellation
2 - 10
Mobile ticket


Tour summary - classic old town Avignon: - See the iconic sights of Avignon, historic city best known for the impressive Palais des Papes – one of the Avignon's best known. There are many landmarks to discover across the city, elegant squares to sit & watch the world go by. As well as history Avignon has a lively, modern feel with shops, bars, restaurants. The visit is a mix of it all including the renowned market hall. Finally, Pont Saint-Bénézet one of Avignon’s most iconic sites - the bridge, much was washed away in the 17th century - a nod to the history of the city

Highlights: Wander & discover the old town of Avignon. Visit the gardens Palais des Papes overlooking the town with guided visit of Palais des Papes. Enjoy elegant surroundings of the towns squares, historic buildings, panoramic views. Visit the Pont Saint Bénézet the famous Pont d’Avignon. Experience the bustling vibe the busy local indoor food market. *this is not an in-depth historical guided tour of Palais des Papes


  • Coffee and/or Tea - We always include a break for a coffee, tea or soft drink on all our visits - it's a nice way to relax during our visit
  • Visit to Les Halles - the covered market in Avignon
  • Fast-Track admission and audio tour Palais des Papes, Avignon including the gardens
  • Admission to Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon) short walking tour to discover the bridge
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Entry/Admission - Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)
  • Entry/Admission - Palais des Papes

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon France

The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was started in 1335 and completed in less than twenty years under the leadership of two builder popes, Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI. The Popes’ Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe (15, 000 m2 of floor space, which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals).

The visitor can see over 20 rooms, scenes of historic events, in particular the pope’s private chambers and the frescoes painted by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon), Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000, Avignon France

Emblematic site in the history of Avignon, the Saint-Benezet bridge built from the twelfth century, was several tmes destroyed by spates on the Rhône Ruiver, before being rebuilt and finally abandonned in the 17th Century, before being rebuilt and finally left the state in the seventeenth century.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Avignon Les Halles, Place Pie, Avignon France

An emblematic spot in the city of Avignon, the Halles dazzle with its façade covered in a vegetal wall and give a true up-to-date feel to the neighbourhood. Made famous by such authors as Peter Mayle and Jean Viard, it has been a meeting place for the people of the city centre for over a century. Here, all generations and types of people rub shoulders, from the all-night partier looking for a bite to eat in the early morning to the average person come to do their shopping, without forgetting the chefs from the best restaurants who buy their produce here.

Duration: 45 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2023

Amazing experience with Christopher. Avignon is so rich in history! In a few short hours we listened to stories and explored areas we would have never known about without Christopher’s help. He is engaging and knowledgeable and we would recommend this tour without reservation.

April 2023

The Palace of the Popes was incredible and well worth seeing. Our particular tour guide, however, was not well prepared (perhaps because he was not a French native), took us to things like Les Halles food market that we were not interested in, and made anti-Pope comments during each room of the ...

July 2022

Outstanding tour by Christopher. Very knowledgeable about the local history. Unique tour of Palais du Papes. We would highly recommend this tour.

July 2019

Had a perfect tour with Christopher of Avignon. His English is perfect because he’s from England. His knowledge of the region over many time periods was very impressive and detailed. He did an excellent job customizing the tour to our needs. He moved at the pace we wanted with appropriate cont...

David H
November 2019

All three of us enjoyed our tour of old town Avignon. Laurent was a great tour guide! All three of us enjoyed our tour of old town Avignon. Laurent was a great tour guide. Professional as well as personable.

November 2019

Funny thing to say, but I remember singing the song in school about the bridge and the visit to see the bridge completed my memory. We spent about 2 hours exploring the town and could have used more time. Lots to see and a great place to visit.

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