HIGHLIGHTS

 

Le Palais des Papes

Enclosed by the old walls, the Palace is the largest European Gothic building of the Middle Ages

The pope's residence is composed of the Old Palace and the New Palace that represent the two building stages. The Palace currently hosts exhibits, theme visits, concerts, and festivals.

Le Pont d'Avignon (Saint Bénezet)

Designated World Heritage site by UNESCO, Avignon's famous Medieval bridge has borne witness to the history of the city.

Built between 1171 and 1185, the bridge was destroyed and rebuilt many times after wars and the flooding of the Rhône River. Only four of the original 22 arches are still standing.

The walls

They are part of the monumental city which was declared a World Heritage Site.

Built between 1355 and 1370, these 4.3 km long medieval fortifications surround the old town. With 39 towers and gates, it is a very important testimony to medieval times.

WHAT TO DO

 

Jeanne de Flandreysy

Jeanne de Flandreysy

Until 15th June

Woman of letters, Jeanne de Flandreysy, acquires 100 years ago the palace of the Roure. It receives artists and his fortune puts to the service of the culture. This exhibition produces honouring.

Avignon’s Festival

Avignon’s Festival

From 4th to 23rd July 2019

One of Avignon’s main events. With more than 40 shows taking place in twenty places in the city, this festival is world popular in the field of performing arts and one of the oldest festivals in the world. This summer, save the date!

CONNECTIONS

​Nîmes was born in the 6th century BC.​​​ ​​​It's a city with centuries of history, architecture, and art.​

The ancient capital of the historic region of Provence, Aix-en-Provence is a city notorious for the charm of the streets in its old town and its characteristic lifestyle.

The largest metropolis in the Midi area is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Estaque mountain range. From the old port to the coves and the historic center of the city, the remains of the ancient Masilia are discovered, amid extraordinary sea landscapes. ​​​

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