HIGHLIGHTS​​​

 

The 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, which represent the two stages of construction. The Palace currently hosts exhibits, theme visits, concerts and festivals.

The Pont d'Avignon (Saint Bénezet)

Designated a 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

The walls 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. It is a very important testimony to medieval times with 39 towers and gates.

WHAT TO DO

 

Pope’s Palace

Pope’s Palace

All year

The Palace of the Popes is the biggest Gothic palace in the world. There are 15,000 square meters of living space, which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals. The visitor can see more than 20 rooms in the palace, including the Papal apartments.

Night tours of the city

Night tours of the city

Until 10th October

The Noctambules d'Avignon is an invitation to discover Avignon at night, when it is less hot and when the streets are all lit up. There are 4 different Noctambules themes: Papal, Past and present, Christians and Bourgeois and Noctambule of city squares.

CONNECTIONS

Nîmes was founded 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 its old town streets and its characteristic lifestyle. ​

The largest metro area in the Midi area is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Estaque mountain range. The remains of the ancient Masilia can be discovered amid extraordinary sea landscapes, from the old port to the coves and the historic city centre. ​

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