Provence Sights

Rocher des Doms (Rock of the Domes)

  • Montée du Moulin off Pl. du Palais Map It
  • Avignon
  • Garden/Arboretum
  • Fodor's Choice

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Set on bluff above town, this lush hilltop garden has grand Mediterranean pines, a man-made lake (complete with camera-ready swans), plus glorious views of the palace, the rooftops of Old Avignon, the Pont St-Bénézet, and formidable Villeneuve across the Rhône. On the horizon loom Mont Ventoux, the Luberon, and Les Alpilles. The garden has lots of history as well: Often called the "cradle of Avignon," its rocky grottoes were among the first human habitations in the area.

Sight Information

Address:

Montée du Moulin off Pl. du Palais, Avignon, 84000, France

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Phone:

/04–32–74–32–74

Sight Details:

  • Nov., Jan., and Feb., daily 7:30–6; Dec., daily 7:30–5:30; Mar., daily 7:30–7; Apr., May, and Sept., daily 7:30–8; June–Aug., daily 7:30–9; Oct., daily 7:30–6:30

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