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Avignon


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The Popes' City, Avignon is where the French papacy built architectural wonders in the heart of a breathtaking landscape.
Located in Provence, Avignon enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate and the lifestyle that comes with it. The old city center is compact and can easily be explored on foot. Many gourmet restaurants and inspiring cafés are waiting to be discovered in the narrow medieval streets, while since 1947, the city has hosted one of the grandest events for contemporary performing arts in the world: the Festival d' Avignon. Yet, apart from its modern-day charms, Avignon is also an open-air book of history with many of its architectural splendors registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Avignon is famous for being the city seven Popes called home between 1309 and 1376. As a result, Avignon thrived as architects, builders, and artists flocked to the city to give it the grandeur that matched the status of its residents. Prestigious cardinals commissioned elaborate palaces in Avignon and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, across the river. To this day, crossing the Rhône River and suddenly facing the Palace of Popes is always an astonishing spectacle, even for locals.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Avignon

Spend some time in Avignon on a tour that takes in other cities in France and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Avignon and other destinations throughout France and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Where to stay in Avignon

Avignon is a charming fortified city that reminds of times gone by. All the accommodations we recommend are situated within the walls of the city, offering guests the opportunity to stay in the heart of a medieval settlement. Yet it's not just their location that makes the B&Bs we've chosen unique. Most importantly, Avignon's B&Bs are renowned for their hosts' hospitality and for making guests feel at home. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Charming boutique B&B in Avignon
Charming boutique B&B
A peaceful oasis with homelike vibes, located in the city center.
Small traditional B&B in Avignon
Small traditional B&B
A centrally located traditional guesthouse where warmth and simplicity reign.
Luxury boutique hotel in Avignon
Luxury boutique hotel
A beautiful heritage hotel in the heart of Avignon offering an experience to indulge in with all your senses.

Things to do in Avignon

No matter its small size, Avignon will amaze you with its charms. In the heart of dreamy Provence, Avignon is home to a famous medieval bridge that now stands half-collapsed, exciting the imagination of locals and visitors alike. At some point in Avignon's history, the city became the main residence of the Popes and this was meant to change the city's fate forever. The massive Palace of the Popes is a testament to Avignon's glorious past.

The best way to learn all of Avignon's secrets is to take a private walking tour. Alternatively, you can get to know Avignon through its tastes, during a fun and delicious cooking class. Since you are in Provence, it's mandatory to venture out to the beautiful beyond words countryside that's dotted with lavender fields, vineyards, and picturesque towns like Cassis and Aix-en-Provence. When we send you your customized itinerary, you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Van Gogh & Les Baux de Provence Private Tour
Van Gogh & Les Baux de Provence Private Tour
Roman Heritage Private Day Trip
Roman Heritage Private Day Trip
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