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21 Jul 2016

Excursion From Marseille: The Papal Palace In Avignon


We arrived at Marseille port the day before and I was very excited about the itinerary in Avignon. I must admit that I had actually already visited this little town, but I knew that this time would be very different. In fact, we were going to have a guided tour of the magnificent Papal palace and lunch in a local restaurant. In addition, the day before I attended a lecture on board focusing on the troubled historical period in which Avignon and the Vatican city were in dispute to nominate the Pope, therefore I was able to imagine exactly what the atmosphere would have been like in the Avignon of the Middle Ages.

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Customer Review

Mrs Hollows

Lovely cabin, good layout but noisy down on deck 4 !! Excellent choice and quality of food. Did not like early sitting in Waldorf Restaurant being at 5-45pm.  Far too early, other passengers agreed! Show lounge entertainment done to a very high standard.

Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime

Destination: British Isles

Cruise Ship: Magellan