The South of France is world renowned as a place of natural beauty, dramatic landscapes and balmy summer weather; and there is no better place to soak up the sunshine in Avignon than at the Rocher des Doms.
This landscaped park sits atop the walled city, nestled next to the breathtaking Palais des Papes, meaning it has unrivalled views of the Rhone River, Pont Saint-Bénézet, and the neighbouring towns of Villeneuve-les-Avignon, Carpentras and Mont Ventoux.
The limestone ramparts which surround the gardens complement Avignon’s medieval architecture and give the park a feeling of grandeur. The numerous walls and ramps throughout the gardens are stunning in their own right, and the flowers throughout the park only enhance the experience. In the middle of the gardens, there is a large pond filled with Koi Carp, next to which you will find a café serving hot food, desserts and hot and cold drinks.
During the summer you can expect to find small crowds of visitors and locals enjoying the gardens, and in peak season there are stalls selling candy floss and popcorn and performers who bring the place to life. In the lower seasons, the park remains popular with the local people who go to admire the browning leaves and dramatic orange sunsets.
Whether you’re in the mood for a casual stroll, an afternoon admiring the panoramic views, or just a tranquil place to enjoy a coffee; you will undoubtedly enjoy a visit to the Rocher des Doms.