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The Vouland Museum is now labeled "Accueil Vélo"

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At the Vouland museum you will discover a sedan chair, a coach heater, Madame du Barry's travel kit, and the bikes of the staff who do their best everyday to make sure your visit remains unforgettable !

Point the tip of your nose under your mask at the museum reception and we will open the garden for you where you'll be able put your bikes in a safe environment along with your saddlebags which won't have to fear the heat of the sun thanks to our parasols protecting the bike area. 

 

After everything is settled, you may enjoy a little nap in the shade of the maple tree by the fountain on our comfortable sun loungers, or simply take a break to prepare for your next step. Quench your thirst, stretch, read and visit the museum !

A privileged welcome

The ViaRhôna surrounds the Vouland museum, located close to the Rhône, inside the 14th century ramparts of Avignon which surround the intramural city and is a meeting area where pedestrians and cyclists can stroll quietly.

At the doorstep of the museum, you will not suspect that this mansion, characteristic of this district which was urbanized at the end of the 19th century, where a former convent once stood, opens to the south on a garden crossed by the Canal de Vaucluse. This garden is considered to be a significant extension of the collections and is a haven of peace to be enjoyed through the hours and the seasons.

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A journey through time

The Vouland Museum is a collector's home where the magic of the 18th century spirit operates, a unique place in the heart of Avignon. The food-processing industrialist Louis Vouland (1883-1973) put together a collection of Decorative Arts from the 17th and 18th centuries during fifty years to be shown in his mansion where he settled in 1927. Furniture, earthenware, porcelain, tapestries, watches, chandeliers, mirrors, Chinese objects, contribute to the hushed and refined atmosphere of this intimate timeless museum. The collections are brought to life by the temporary exhibitions, as an extension of the contemporary spaces dedicated to them.

Geographic location :

• 500 meters from the ViaRhôna

• 1.2 km from the central station and 4.2 km from the TGV station

• 400 meters from a Vélopop station

Home / Timetable:

• Individual and group cyclists by reservation, including outside opening hours

• Museum opening: 2 pm-6pm, every day except Monday and Thursday

Parking:

• 5 arches at the entrance to the Vouland museum, rue Victor Hugo

(in public space)
• 4 arches in the garden of the Vouland museum, sheltered from the sun

Access via the rue d'Annanelle gate (opening on request)

Free services:
The bicycle welcome label

The museum also allows you to make a technical stopover. Even if it is safer to travel with revised equipment, you are not immune to a flat tire or other annoying setbacks! You can also recharge your batteries, and take the road in all serenity, after a long and delightful day.

• Cycling route connecting the Vouland museum and the ViaRhôna
• Bicycle documentation dedicated to cycle routes
• Repair kit (puncture, set of standard keys, lubricant, foot pump, basins)

• Water point: a washbasin in the sanitary facilities, an outside tap and garden hose in the museum garden
• Electrical outlets available in the garden to recharge electrical equipment (VAE battery, GPS, tablet, etc.)
• Luggage lockers in accordance with Vigipirate instructions
• WIFI in the garden and the Vouland museum
• Tables, chairs and sun loungers

Around the bike
Some itineraries starting from the museum

Chemin des canals walk of about 1 hour along the Sorgue (round trip). Crossing of Chico Mendes Park (possibility to take a break, picnic ...)

• Route of the island of Barthelasse , the largest river in Europe. Big or small tour between 1 and 2 hours. During this walk you can observe the monumental architecture of Avignon, the moored barges, the market gardening and the seasons of cormorants, nightingales, woodpeckers, starlings, jays, redtails, chickadees, herons, blackbirds, magpies, crows, kites, kingfishers, wrens, etc ...

• The plain of the Abbey, a stroll across the Rhône to contemplate the medieval architecture of Villeneuve-lez-Avignon

Some ideas for itineraries departing from Avignon central train station

Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and its canals, paddle wheels, Nègo chin, flea markets and restaurants on the banks of the Sorgue have made this town famous and it ended up earning the nickname of the little Venice of Vaucluse.

• From L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, it is possible to join the Calavon cycle route . By traversing the 37 km of equipped cycle track, you will discover villages of Lubéron.

• Other walks are possible from Avignon, information, maps and itineraries at the museum reception.

Additional services

• Let's ride a bike

Bike self-repair and recycling workshop

Impasse Marcel Reynier

84000 Avignon

+33 (0) 4 90 32 83 55

roulonsavelo@laposte.net

https://roulonsavelo.fr/

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• City bike

Bicycle repair

3 Bis Place Louis Pasteur

84000 Avignon

+33 (0) 6 37 36 48 89

velociteavignon@gmail.com

http://velociteavignon.com/

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• South Spirit Bike

Bike repair and rental

54 Limas Street

84000 Avignon

+33 (0) 6 75 54 21 88

info@southspiritbike.com

https://www.southspiritbike.com/

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