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Ile de la Barthelasse

| Ile de la Barthelasse, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 6 11 54 75 89
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Take the little boat

I discovered this by accident and so glad I went. A little gem of countryside right outside the... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
North Vancouver, Canada
Had picnic and went for a walk

After buying our picnic from Les Halles market, we got the free ferry from Avignon to the Ile de la... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Jessica W
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“free ferry” (17 reviews)
“river island” (3 reviews)
| Ile de la Barthelasse, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 6 11 54 75 89
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

I discovered this by accident and so glad I went. A little gem of countryside right outside the walls of Avignon.

Thank Lucyartist
Reviewed 29 April 2017

After buying our picnic from Les Halles market, we got the free ferry from Avignon to the Ile de la Barthelasse. GETTING THERE They go every 10 minutes and they run at different times based on the month. So for example, we went in April...More

4  Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We took the free navette ( closed during the winter) across the Rhone and then pottered off on our bikes to the restaurant Le Bercail. Great spot for looking back towards the Palais des Papes and the Doms de Rochers. So peaceful - a perfect...More

Thank Cavalcanti2002
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The island is in the middle of the river just outside Avignon.There good walking and cycling tracks around the island without any hills.From the bike track you get a great view the part bridge famous from the song "sur le pont d'avignon" and the city...More

1  Thank Don D
Reviewed 20 October 2016

At the foot of the Pont d'Avignon, you can cross the Rhone on the free River Ferry which takes you to the Barthelasse, the biggest river island in Europe - 700 hectares - the garden of Avignon. It is a rural area and you can...More

1  Thank Bubbles73uk
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Walked over the bridge but the route is not particularly pedestrian friendly. The Tower at the old bridge was closed to viewing but was an interesting medieval architecture specimen. The old town also has winding streets and the usual church. Everything was basically in need...More

Thank hflatt
Reviewed 16 September 2016

After a few days in Avignon , it was refreshing to take the free boat ride to Ile de la Barthelasse, rent bikes to ride around the island and have a picnic under the shady trees😊

1  Thank Eidi C
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We tried, we tried very hard, to figure out Avignon's velopop bike hire system, but even the girl in the tourist office said it was difficile if you only wanted a bike for a day, and she recommended Provence Bike Hire instead. We found them...More

3  Thank snowsledder
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Free bus ferry to the other side, such a cute thing to do. Would reccommend if you have the time to go there. It has lovely views and is next to the Pont d Avignon.

Thank akilad
Reviewed 12 September 2016

... on to an island where you can take a walk. The swimming pool is shut. There are good views of the town across the river. There's a café which serves nice ice-cream. You can walk back over the road bridge.

Thank Richard L
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