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Busy, but peaceful

If like me you do not like crowds of people, this is the place to stay when visiting Avignon. The... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Bardwell, United Kingdom
Free boat ride

We enjoyed a five minute crossing to the island and then walked around a very relaxing environment... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

If like me you do not like crowds of people, this is the place to stay when visiting Avignon. The old city is very accessible either by free ferry or over the bridge. Not the dancing bridge which terminates in the middle of the river....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Notgrandad
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We enjoyed a five minute crossing to the island and then walked around a very relaxing environment. We were entertained by the boat getting half way and then turning round, apparently because a guy had left his bike behind!

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Actually we only stayed on the island to have diner at le Bercail. what we have seen isn't worthwhile for taking the ferry across

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank prinsenweier
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Nice and relaxing place for pic-nic, walking, and view on Avignon (bridge, Palais des Papes, etc.) To take a walk beside Rhône river.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ShuC46
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Go over the bridge from the palace and see the best view of Avignon. There is a cage there for a coffee but it is very beautiful and a unique place to take photos.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ETHKino
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We cycled the longest tour, just 16km but several of these kilometers were over very rough tracks. You do not see much of the river while riding but it is a nice pleasant way to spend an hour or so.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely city, with many attractions, nice port ,lovely weather usual. Nice food, music, venue on the street.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank emeseheg89
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We walked and cycled around this island from our campsite that was also situated on the island. It is flat and when you get away from the bridge crossing area it is very quiet and rural, many farms and orchards on the island.

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank terryhammond8834
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The best place to cycling from Avignon down town. Across the bridge, and riding around the island in the weekend morning is the best way to release your stress and tiredness.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank WilliamW4041
Reviewed 1 October 2017

If you’re staying in Avignon it’s worth paying a visit to this river island, either by the free ferry boat that leaves at regular intervals or by walking across the bridge. Although there’s not a lot to see on the island, it’s a very pleasant...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ellis H
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