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Avignon, a memorable experience in the heart of Provence.

Avignon, the city of the Popes, a land of festivals and cultures !

Avignon : the art living in Provence

Avignon, with its rich history, cultural heritage, and scenic beauty, offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy. 

Here are some highlights of what to do in Avignon:

Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes)

Explore this impressive medieval palace, once the residence of the Popes during the 14th century. Admire its grand architecture, magnificent halls, and stunning views of the city and Rhône River.

The world's most famous bridge : Pont Saint-Bénézet (Pont d'Avignon) 

Visit the iconic bridge immortalized in the famous song "Sur le Pont d'Avignon." Although only part of the bridge remains standing today, it's still a must-see attraction offering panoramic views of the river and city. It has been listed World Heritage by UNESCO since 1995.

Avignon Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms)

Discover this beautiful Romanesque cathedral, located next to the Palais des Papes. Marvel at its intricate architecture, ornate interior, and historic artworks.

Rocher des Doms

Take a leisurely stroll to this scenic park located atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Rhône River. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside, and relax amidst lush gardens and shaded pathways.

Old Town (Vieille Ville)

Explore Avignon's charming Old Town with its narrow cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and bustling squares. Discover hidden gems such as the Place de l'Horloge, the Place du Palais, and the Rue des Teinturiers.

Musée du Petit Palais

 Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Avignon at this museum, which houses a superb collection of medieval and Renaissance artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts.

Avignon Festival

If you visit during the summer months, don't miss the renowned Avignon Festival, one of the largest and most prestigious performing arts festivals in the world. Experience a diverse program of theater, dance, music, and street performances throughout the city.

Les Halles d'Avignon

Indulge your senses at this bustling covered market, where you can sample fresh produce, regional specialties, and gourmet delights from local vendors.

Wine Tasting

Explore Avignon's surrounding vineyards and indulge in wine tasting tours to discover the rich flavors of Provence's renowned wines, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône.

More informations on the website of the tourism office : www.avignon-tourisme.com


Overall, Avignon offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty that makes it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking an authentic experience in the heart of Provence.

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