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Review of Rocher des Doms

Rocher des Doms
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Private Day Trip to Avignon, Pont du Gard, Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape Wine...
Ranked #2 of 90 things to do in Avignon
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

It's easy to find - just keep going up hill from the square in front of the Popes' Palace - but not much signing. If you didn't know it was there, or that there was something worth the extra climb on top, you would not know you had missed something good. It has ramps as an alternative to steps - useful for people with mobility problems, although one section was closed for maintenance when we were there. At the top is a very pleasant little park with children's play area, pond with ducks, a peripheral path with views across the city, the Rhone and surrounding countryside, including Mont Ventoux (of Tour de France fame) in the distance. There are some explanatory boards, a statue of an old guy clutching a handful of weeds - in fact Madder, used in the local dying industry and the centre piece is an artificial rocky cave which you can climb up the outside of, on steep steps, to the final viewpoint with location board. Well worth the effort.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Joyce S
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Go in the morning ”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Great view of Villenueve, the bridge and Avignon. But go in the morning when the lighting is better for pictures. Two ways u can go up, if u wanna see more pretty trees and flowerd, take the windy steps. If you just wanna go direct to the view, take the road to the left. Tou can always descend via the steps when you go back. I like the view but there isn't really any one point of focus. It is a view of scattered medieval homes and buildings. Pretty though.

1 Thank cynthia w
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Avignon tips”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Avignon is cute and worth a look for sure - you can get a great view of the city and surrounding areas from Rocher des Doms.

Personally I would save yourself the 5 euro entrance fee for walking onto the bridge and instead get the free passenger ferry to Ile de Barthelasse (about 50m up on the river bank near stairs to Rocher des Doms). This gives you the chance to actually be on the Rhone river (for free) and you can stroll on the promenade of Ile de Barthelasse and get another great view of Avignon.

However the best find was the short car trip (30min) to the little village called Isle sur la Sorgue. This is a fabulous little village with working water wheels, and many waterside cafes and restaurants. Best to be seen on a Sunday when they have their markets.

We almost wished we had stayed there instead and done a day trip to Avignon

Visited March 2014
8 Thank ClaphamLocal
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London, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“A wonderful (free) attraction”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

This lovely park is right next to the Papal Palace. It has excellent views of the city, Avignon Bridge, the rivers and of the Papal Plaza. There are seated areas, fountains, small cafes and stalls as well as plenty for children. The central grotto is great for children and adults.

Visited March 2014
4 Thank chaletaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Atop the Rocher des Doms, is the Jardin des Doms from which Greater Avignon and the French Alps can be clearly seen. For anyone spending more than a few days in Avignon, this is a must see.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Yannick W
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