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Avignon, Avignon

At the confluence of the Rhône and the Durance, the City of the Popes, in the department of Vaucluse, is famous for its ramparts, its historic center and for its bridge. It is also a dynamic city whose reputation is second to none, thanks to its prestigious Theater Festival!

What makes this city special?

UNESCO has listed Avignon as a World Heritage Site, and as you walk through its ancient streets, you will quickly understand why! The center is very pleasant and full of restaurants and cafes where it is good to stop for a well-deserved break, as well as shops that sell delicious local products.

There are so many things to see and do in Avignon! The ideal would be to spend several weeks there. But a one-week stay will allow you to understand the most important monuments and sites.

Places not to be missed on holiday in Avignon, France

Various museums recount key elements of the history of Avignon, which dates back to the 6th century BC. But the Palace of the Popes is the city's most emblematic monument: it is the largest Gothic palace in the world. During the 14th century, it was the home of the popes. A visit is a must! In addition to the visit to the palace, the Notre-Dame-des-Doms cathedral, built in the 12th century, is famous for its bell tower at the top of which sits a golden Virgin. The stained glass windows and frescoes are sumptuous! On leaving the cathedral, be sure to cool off in the Doms garden. A real haven of peace !

Another must-see tourist attraction: the famous Pont d'Avignon.

From its real name Pont Saint-Bénezet, it dates from the 12th century. Several times damaged and rebuilt, it now only has 4 arches out of the original 22. All the French know this building thanks to the famous song of which here is the refrain: "On the bridge of Avignon, we dance there we dance... On the bridge of Avignon, we all dance in circles ! » 

Avignon enjoys an unusual dynamic thanks to the music, art and various and varied activities it offers. The Avignon Festival, which takes place every year during the month of July, is world famous and worth the detour.

Places to Visit on Vacation from Avignon, France

If you wish to escape from the city, many paths will lead you in the direction of the Alpilles, a small mountain range covered with plantations of olive and almond trees... The whole offers an unforgettable picture, bursting with color. in spring and summer. There are also a very large number of vineyards and cellars to visit where to taste the best wines of the region.


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