Avignon

Discover Avignon, the City of the Popes



For a while capital of Christendom in the Middle Ages, Avignon has preserved an exceptional cultural inheritance from its History, and a large part of this is listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites: not only the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon but also the large square in front of the Palais with the baroque façade of the Exchange, the Museum of the Petit Palais and the Avignon Cathedral, Notre-Dame des Doms, as well as the stretch of ramparts that run from the Garden of Les Doms to the bridge.

Avignon is famous for its theatre festival, founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, which brings the best of world contemporary theatre in the summer to the ancient city. Along with the official “in” festival, some 900 theatrical companies participate in the fringe “off”-festival and transform the city every summer into an immense and joyful artistic melting pot.

Papal city during the Middle Ages, home to stunning architecture including the Palace of the Popes and the Pont d’Avignon, city of culture and lifestyle, the very heart of Provence, Avignon is the ideal destination for an escapade in Provence.



In The North



  • Orange (31 km) Théâtre Antique, Arc de Triomphe, Parcours des Princes Nassau
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape (18 km) vinyards of exception
  • Gorges de l’Ardeche (73 km)
  • Vaison-la-Romaine (51 km) La Cité Médiévale, Les Sites Antiques
  • Mont Ventoux (61 km)
  • Carpentras (28 km) La Synagogue, L’Arc Romain, La Cathédrale Saint Siffrein

In the East



  • l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (27 km) antique markets, course of wheels
  • Fontaine de Vaucluse (33 km) the first European fountain and one of the most important worldwide, his volume of water elapsed
  • Luberon with Gordes (38 km), Apt (53 km), Bonnieux (47 km), Lacoste (43 km) et Ménerbes (39 km)

In The South



  • Saint Rémy-de-Provence (19 km) the course of painters, Féria de St.Rémy de Provence
  • Les Baux-de-Provence (30 km) Le Château des Baux, Carrières de Lumières
  • Arles (38 km) Amphithéâtre Romain, Théâtre Antique, Les Thermes Romains, Fondation Vincent van Gogh
  • La Camargue (70 km) Parc naturel régional de Camargue, situated at the Méditerranean
  • Aix-en-Provence (88 km)
  • Marseille (100 km)

In The West



  • Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (5km) Fort Saint André, l’eglise Notre-Dame et Monastère
  • Pont du Gard (28 km) a three-level aquaduct and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Uzès (39 km) le premier Duché de France
  • Nîmes (44 km) L’Amphithéâtre, La Maison Carrée, Les Jardins de la Fontaine, L’Enceinte Romaine, Le Castellum, Le Temple de Diane
  • Montpellier (95 km)