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 Moreau, a life of Theatre

Jeanne Moreau, a life of Theatre

From 6th July 2018 to 30th April 2019

This exhibition explores the career of the great actress Jeanne Moreau through the history of the Avignon Festival between 1947 and 2011. Photographs and archive documents are displayed.

Motor Festival

Motor Festival

From 22nd to 24th March

All the imaginable means of locomotion will be present, from cars, planes, ships, motorcycles, tractors, military vehicles or of competition. Avignon Motor Festival has become the biggest event of its kind in France.

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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