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

 

Flower market

Flower market

Every Saturday

The weekly flower market takes place on Place des Carmes, the heart of a local quarter which is like a village.

Avignon’s Festival

Avignon’s Festival

From 3rd to 23rd July

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 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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