Would you like a moment of relaxation by the water? A family bike ride, or a dip in the swimming pool ? Lunch on a river cruise boat on the Rhône !
It is possible to get away from the city in Avignon…
Le Rhône has always played an important part of life in Avignon. Apart from being an invaluable treasure for the economy of the city by providing a means of trade and communication , it also plays an important rôle in the leisure activities of the inhabitants of Avignon.
A ferry-cable used to provide a means of crossing over for your Sunday walk to the island of the Barthelasse, one of the largest river islands in Europe.
Now the banks of the Rhône surrounding the Pont d’Avignon have been re-designed and a free river shuttle « La Ville d’Avignon » takes you across to this bucolic retreat, the largest green space in Avignon.
Several river cruises offer as excursions from Avignon other views of the city from the Rhône.