Caderousse / Avignon ViaRhôna
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Tourist Information Centres:
+334 90 83 71 08
+334 32 74 32 74
Châteauneuf-du-Pape: for the wine cellars and panoramic views across the area’s vineyards; the Romanesque church of Notre-Dame; the hilltop ruins of the 14th-century papal castle; the chapels dedicated to St Pierre de Luxembourg and St Theodoric
Sorgues: the Pont des Arméniers, a fine bridge across a former branch of the Rhône River; L’Oiselet Island, ideal for picnics; the old town centre with its market.
Avignon: the historic centre, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Palais des Papes, the huge palace built for the 14th-century popes based here; fine churches dotted around town; the part-ruined Pont d'Avignon over the Rhône, focus of a famous French song; notable arts museums, such as the Petit Palais, Calvet, Angladon, Vouland and Lambert; the Musée Lapidaire (on archaeology); the Opera House; the Cloître St Louis; the July Festival d’Avignon, French equivalent of the Edinburgh Festival, centred on theatre