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Ile de la Barthelasse

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Address: | Ile de la Barthelasse, 84000, Avignon, France
Phone Number: +33 6 11 54 75 89
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a free shuttle/ferry takes one to this island

Au Bercail restaurant on Ile de la Barthelasse serves a delicious dinner, with the Pont d'Avignon visible from every table.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2016
Lena K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Au Bercail restaurant on Ile de la Barthelasse serves a delicious dinner, with the Pont d'Avignon visible from every table.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We stayed in a beautiful hotel/apartment that really made our stay great. Didn't actually see that much of the island/there isn't that much to see. Good views of Avignon and the castles of Villeneuve. Not really much in the way of shops or restaurants.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

For some reason, Avignon has never expanded onto the large island facing the western city walls, so cycling from Domaine de Rhodes is through countryside right up to the small ferry that crosses the Rhone to the medieval city walls. Given the bad traffic and urban sprawl in all other directions from the historic city center, we always felt like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

If you're driving this is a good place to leave your car for free and take free shuttle over bridge to Avignon. Parking is expensive there. Also the island is fun to explore. Restaurants with great views etc

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Take the free ferry over and pick out a spot for a picnic or just relax in the grass with a good book. You can also rent a bike on the "mainland" and take it over on the ferry to ride along on the path. It's a great spot for a peaceful afternoon, and nice views of the walled city... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

From here you will see the complete landmarks of Avignon, facing the half bridge overlooking the icon of Avignon - Pope Palace with its mighty church. A beautiful sight indeed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is such a nice spot! Pack a picnic supper and head across the river to sit by the water and revel in the views of the Palais des Papes and the pont. There are bike rentals and the island is nice and flat so it's easy to go around. Avoid the sushi restaurant that is right there. Bring your... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our map showed that it was possible to go for a walk on the island, but we found we could only follow the road - there were no marked footpaths. However, it's pleasant enough, and there are good views back across the river to Avignon

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A flat paved walk beside the Rhone River with great views and photo opportunities of the Palais des Papes, gardens and walled city. Probably best taking the free boat shuttle which leaves from the city side, east of the Pont d'Avignon, across to the Barthelasse side and then walking back towards the Pont (bridge) Edouard Daladier, unless you are happy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We loved this little piece of rural island between two great places, Avignon and Villenueve. The free parking with shuttle to Avignon is the most convenient. Plenty of parking and if we rode shuttle twice and walked twice.

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