Avignon

The Vaucluse Departement - Pop.: 94,087 inh.

puce On highway A8 and route N7, 600km from Paris, 100km from Marseille. 2:30 from Paris by High Speed train.

Avignon



City of history, city of spectacle, Avignon leaves no one indifferent.

The passage of the Popes in Avignon has marked its architecture in an impressive way.




Avignon, Palace of the Popes


Behind the superbly preserved ramparts, you will discover the city of the Popes after crossing one of the seven main doors: the Palace of the Popes built in the 14th century and its lively square, the famous Pont d'Avignon, the museums of the Petit Palais and the Palais du Roure.



Avignon, square and ramparts

Stroll through the streets of Avignon! The old alleys, the interior courtyards of the mansions, the restored facades will charm you.

One of the most elegant in the city is rue Joseph Vernet, with the Calvet and Requien museums side by side.



Avignon, museum
Do not miss the Antiques district, the Place de l'Horloge or the covered way which will lead you to the Rocher des Doms.

From the top of the ramparts you will understand why the city of the Popes has become a formidable fortress palace: Avignon overlooks the immense spaces of the Rhone plain, it is the strategic capital of the Rhone valley.


Avignon, cathedral
Avignon is also the capital of the performing arts with its theater festival (created in 1947 by Jean Vilar). It generally takes place between July 10 and August 5.

Nearly 120,000 spectators flock to discover young companies or admire shows and actors with an established reputation who come from France and around the world.


Avignon

The historical settings give these shows (dance, theater and music) a new and often refreshing light. The OFF festival is a real laboratory for young talents and forerunners.

The street shows complete this inimitable atmosphere which is in full swing late at night on the restaurant terraces after the shows, bringing together actors and spectators.




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puce What to see:

The Palace of the Popes.
Pont in St Benezet (pont d'Avignon).
The Opera.
The Hotel de Ville. Various churches.
Cloitre St. Louis.
The Images Museum (more than 1,000 images of Avignon).
The Petit Palais museum (paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance).
The Calvet Museum.
The Lapidaire Museum (archeology, prehistory and paintings from the XVI to the XX centuries).

Vignobles MayardVignobles Mayard, family estate for 5 generations, are located at 20 minutes from Avignon. Caring about producing good quality wines, the winery works in sustainable agriculture in order to highlight their exceptional terroir. Rewarded in the most prestigous French wines guides (Revue des Vins de France, Bettane & Desseauve), the winery offers complex wines that you can taste in their splendid vaulted cellar from the 17th century. Know more and book online

Le domaine in la JanasseLocated 16km in the north of Avignon Domaine de la Janasse extends now across more than 90ha. The winery is one of the best among the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation and produces warm wines that stand out thanks to the subltety of their tannins. Come and visit the winery to discover their production secrets and taste their different vintages, all for free. Know more and book online

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puce Leisure activities:

Theater. Opera. Art Gallery.
Swimming pools, horse riding. Tennis.
Squash. Skating rinks.
Ballads and river excursions on the Rhone river.

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Hotels

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Hôtel de l'Horloge
Charming and cozy boutique hotel renovated with elegance ideally located in the heart of Avignon. Refined rooms and spacious suites overlooking the Palais des Papes
Air conditionedWifi or Internet accessAccess for disabled
Locate on the map of Avignon
81 € - 291 €

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Bed and breakfast

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La Ferme de Gigognan
Bed and breakfast - 5 charming guest rooms in a carefully renovated farm
Large pool, flowered garden - Tastefully decorated, quality bedding
In the country and 5mn from centre - Quiet - Air conditioning - Wifi
Swimming poolAir conditionedWiFi or Internet accessParking or garageGolf nearby
Locate on the map of Avignon
135 € - 150 €

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La Bastide des Anges
Bed and breakfast, 5 charming guest rooms in a carefully decorated house
Air Cond - Swimming pool - 2 ha park
5km from historic centre
Swimming poolAir conditionedWiFi or Internet accessParking or garageGolf nearbyOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Avignon
105 € - 155 €

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Le Mas de l'Ile
Bed and breakfast, 4 guest rooms incl 1 suite of 2 rooms for 3 to 4 pers
each with separate entrance & terrace - Sw.Pool - Private parking shade
On Ile de la Barthelasse
Swimming poolAir conditionedWiFi or Internet accessParking or garageGolf nearbyOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Avignon
89 € - 113 €

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DOMAINE DE RHODES
5 bed and breakfast in a 16th renovated house full of charm on 2,5 ha landscaped park with pool. Ping pong, bike rentals - Ile de Barthelasse, 5 km from Palais des Papes + 3 cottages, 1 gypsy caravan, Studio and apartment
Swimming poolAir conditionedWiFi or Internet accessAccess for disabledParking or garageGolf nearbyOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Avignon
100 € - 160 €

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Holiday rentals

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L 'ORANGERIE
Charming apartment for 4 to 5 persons
Hôtel particulier - private garden - Garage
Downtown, in the heart of the old Avignon
Air conditionedWifi or Internet accessParking or garagePets accepted under conditionsGolf nearbyOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Avignon
0 € - 0 €

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DOMAINE DE RHODES
3 cottages and 1 gypsy caravan for 2 pers on 2,5 ha landscaped park,
Studio 2 pers, apart 4 pers in a 16th renovated house (+ 5 B and B) - Pool - Ping pong, bike rentals - Ile de Barthelasse - 5 km from Palais des Papes
Swimming poolAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessAccess for disabledParking or garageGolf nearbyOpen all year round
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560 € - 1260 €

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puce Accommodation:


Hotels.
Vacation rentals.
Bed and breakfast.
Campsites.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Le Pontet (3km) and Morieres les Avignon (10km).

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