Located in the centre of town, atop the rock that overlooks Avignon, this public garden in the English style rises to 30 meters above the Rhone river.
There are fantastic views to be had from all throughout the gardens, over the old city, over the river, the countryside and the Rhone plains, all the way to Mont Ventoux.
Since the 18th century, these gardens have been a popular strolling spot for Avignon inhabitants and for visitors. A haven of refreshing coolness, a pleasant escape from the summer heat, with its lake, lush trees and rock gardens. The gardens are open every day, with opening hours varying according to the season (between 7:30 am and 8:30 pm).
A wide lane winds up to the top, starting from Popes' Palace square. Lovely flowers and shady trees line the lane. You can also walk up to the top from the other side, on the Sainte Anne stairway (behind the Popes' Palace). You can also walk to the top from the banks of the Rhone river. There is a small tourist train that leaves from the Popes Palace square and stops at the garden gates.
Young children can play in the playground at their disposal, watch the swans and feed the ducks that play on the water. Ice-creams and other treats for sale in the gardens.