Discover Avignon 'City of Popes' by Eurostar

Discover Avignon 'City of Popes' by Eurostar

The city of Avignon is the heart of Provence and is a beautiful city to explore, with boutique-lined streets, leafy squares and an impressive medieval wall that entirely encircles the old city

The city of Avignon is the heart of Provence and is a beautiful city to explore,

with boutique-lined streets, leafy squares and an impressive medieval wall that

entirely encircles the old city. From here, we take in some of the loveliest towns

and villages of this beautiful region, offering us an insight into the Provençal way of life!

 

• 5 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast • Home Link included

Monday

We make our way to London St Pancras
Station where we board the Eurostar for our
journey to Avignon. On arrival we are transferred
to our hotel for the next 5 nights with dinner,
bed and breakfast.

Tuesday

We spend today at leisure, allowing us
time to explore the beautiful city of Avignon, set
on the banks of the Rhône with dramatic views
of its 800 year old medieval ramparts
surrounding the magnificent Palais des Papes.
The famous Pont d’Avignon of nursery rhyme
fame sits majestically half way across the Rhône
and the city teems with cobbled streets, quaint
boutiques and leafy squares. We recommend a
guided tour of the Palais des Papes or, for those
who like to take things at a slower pace, there is
the option of a 1 hour afternoon boat cruise on
the Rhône to see the majestic city from the river
(extra).

Wednesday

This morning, we make our way to
the commune of Châteauneuf du Pape. Most
famous for its fine wine, we can explore the
narrow, twisting, medieval lanes and stop at the
Place de la Fontaine before discovering the art
galleries, artisan workshops and of course,
numerous wine tasting cellars. The Musée du
Vin, displaying the history of Châteauneuf du
Pape wine and its vineyards along with ancient
tools and presses, is well worth a visit as are the
Romanesque church and the village’s two
chapels. Whilst here, we enjoy wine tasting at
the Cave du Verger des Papes vineyard, before
we head to the Roman town of Orange. Here, we
can spend time discovering its ancient historic
centre, picturesque squares, cathedral, museum
and famous Roman Theatre and Triumphal Arch.

Thursday

This morning, we visit Pont du Gard,
home of the ancient Roman aqueduct that
crosses the Gardon River near the town of
Vers-Pont-du-Gard. We visit the Pont du Gard
Museum, at the crossroads of history and
technology. The museum traces the history of
the Roman aqueduct with models, virtual
reconstructions, multimedia screens and sounds
drawing visitors into the ancient Roman world.
In the afternoon, we visit the attractive town of
Nîmes which was an important outpost of the
Roman Empire and is full of well-preserved
Roman monuments.

Friday

Today we visit typical Provençal villages
where we can experience a slower pace of life.
We start by visiting L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and
today is market day. We can meander through
the narrow lanes filled with market stalls before
travelling to the charming village of St Remy de
Provence to obtain lunch, with its pretty squares
and fountains. In the afternoon, we visit the
extraordinary Carrières Lumières near les Baux
enabling us to escape the heat of the afternoon.
This former quarry presents art-based
multimedia shows, projecting images of famous
paintings set to music - a true spectacle! After
our illuminating visit, we make our way back to
Avignon.

Saturday

Today, we must say farewell to
Avignon and back by Eurostar to London St
Pancras where our coach will be waiting to
transfer you back to the West Country

Your Hotel

 

Novotel Avignon Centre

• Located close to the medieval walls, this modern hotel is very central.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities.

The large open plan ground floor contains both the bar and restaurant and opens

out onto a quiet terrace surrounding the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool.

There is also a sauna, jacuzzi and steam room.

The hotel has a lift.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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