Le Grand Café
Palais des Papes
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Place du Palais
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Le Carré du Palais
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Four-screen art-house cinema at cultural centre La Manutention; shows films in their original language.
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Le Grand Café information
Hidden behind the Palais des Papes, this boho-chic bistro-bar with a big terrace adjoins arty Manutention cultural centre. Giant mirrors on rough-hewn walls reflect French actors' portraits and rows of vintage tables. Good-value Provençal menus provide an alternative to more touristy places uphill.