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Avignon Daily Life Tour (Self Guided), Avignon

There are many interesting little shops and cafes found on the streets of Avignon. The everyday life of its citizens involve local bakeries, theater and dance performances and going for a promenade through the park. If you cherish the simple things in life, check out the following guide.
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Avignon Daily Life Tour Map

Guide Name: Avignon Daily Life Tour
Guide Location: France » Avignon (See other walking tours in Avignon)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Author: irenes
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Rocher des Doms
  • Place de l'Horloge
  • La Comédie
  • Rue de la Republique
  • Saint-Martial Eglise
Rocher des Doms

1) Rocher des Doms (must see)

Rocher des Doms is a rocky outcrop on the left bank of the Rhone which served as protection for the foundation and development of the city. Evidence suggests that this site has been occupied since the Neolithic era. A 17th century historian published a chronicle dating back to 725, indicating that the city was then confined to Rocher des Doms. It is a great place for a promenade and to see the amazing view of the river and the city. You also can take a walk in Jardin des Doms and admire its many statues, including Millénaire Capétien, Jean Althen, Felix Gras, Paul Sain, Paul Vayson, Monument aux Morts and the beautiful Venus with the Swallows fountain.
Place de l'Horloge

2) Place de l'Horloge (must see)

Place de l'Horloge is one of Avignon’s most legendary squares, along with Place du Palais. Many streets connect to it. To the north is the famous Plaias des Papes and the Cathedral Notre Dame des Doms. Place de l'Horloge houses three important historic buildings, Hotel de Ville (City Hall with a clock tower), Maison du Jean Vilar (house museum of a famous theater man) and the Opera House. Several cafes and street vendors of crafts and souvenirs, portrait artists and cartoonists can be found here. If you travel with children, there is great entertainment for them on the carousel! In July, Festival d’Avignon is held here, offering diverse activities including clowns and balloons.
La Comédie

3) La Comédie

Ideally located on Place Crillon, Avignon’s most artistic square, La Comédie has become a popular hangout for locals. Located next to the Port of Oulle, it has quick access to the Isle of Barthelasse across the Edouard Daladier Bridge. La Comédie offers a magnificent view of the pedestrian square and walls. It is a great place to relax while having coffee and a piece of cake.
Rue de la Republique

4) Rue de la Republique

Rue de la Bonaparte, built from 1856 to 1867, required a major displacement of residents in order to be built. Between Porte de la République and Place de l'Horloge, you will see the old barracks converted into the Hautpoul Civic Center, Agricola Perdiguier Square, the Jesuit church on the former cloister of Saint-Martial, the High School Chapel that became the Lapidary Museum, a bronze fountain by Paul Pamard, the bust of Frederic Mistral and the famous sweet shop, Péchés Gourmands. On the Rue de la République you'll see shops selling the latest in fashionable clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Saint-Martial Eglise

5) Saint-Martial Eglise

Saint-Martial Church, presently a Protestant Church, is located at the corner of Rue des Lices and Republic Street. Originally it was designed to be a home for Queen Joanna of Cardinals. Built in 1346, by the order of Seneschal Hugh of Baux, in 1866 when Jean Henri Fabre was appointed curator, the Natural History Museum of Avignon was housed here until it moved again in 1881. This very old and beautiful edifice is hidden from the road on a court with leafy trees and a tower. Do not miss the chance to visit this historically significant mansion.

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