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 medieval fortifications 4.3 km long surrounding the old town. With 39 towers and gates, is a very important testimony to medieval times.

WHAT TO DO

 

Les Luminessences d'Avignon

Les Luminessences d'Avignon

From 12 august to 30th september

From mid-August to end of September, this monumental 360° spectacular with sound, light, voices and new technologies is presented in the grandiose setting of the main courtyard of the Popes' Palace.

16e festival des Vents

16e festival des Vents

From 24 june of 2 september

This festival's aim is to promote music, wind instruments and the human voice… A great moment of conviviality between the musicians and the public.

CONNECTIONS

Nîmes was born in the sixth century BC.​​​​​

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. Known as "the city of water”, Aix-en-Provence has a myriad of fountains, like the majestic fountain at the Place de la Rotonde.​​​​

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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