Avignon and its splendours
Avignon is a city where history is present at every turn. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also known as the "City of the Popes", as it hosted several popes within its walls in the 14th century.
It is a city with an impressive architectural heritage that takes you back in time. Everywhere you will find the ideal combination of modernity and the ancient essence that it has managed to maintain to this day.
Within its walls you will find spectacular buildings that bear witness to times gone by. Sublime structures such as the Palais des Papes, the Palais des Monnaies, the Notre-Dame-des-Doms Cathedral or the Petit Palais Museum will take your breath away with their timeless beauty.
Our activities in Avignon
There are many charming places to visit in Avignon:
The Palais des Papes which is located on the Place of Palais Avignon is undoubtedly the essential site for visiting the city. It is a Gothic-style fortress that served as a residence for the popes in the 14th century. Its architectural beauty is the ideal setting to experience unforgettable moments. Very close to the Palais des Papes is the cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms, whose original structure dates back to the 12th century. Since then, it has undergone several modifications, but it retains the historic aura that characterizes the city.
The square surrounding the palace also offers other beautiful architectural attractions. Enjoy a cultural visit to the Petit Palais Museum, a former archbishop's residence that now functions as a museum of painting and sculpture with exceptional works.
The Rocher des Doms, located in the city's original location, has now become a magnificent hanging garden with spectacular views over the Rhone that will enchant those who visit. The famous Pont d'Avignon offers another ideal setting for memorable walks.
It is one of the few French cities that still retains its fortified walls. The ramparts of Avignon are a real spectacle, stretching over 4km and offering tourists a glimpse of the 14th century.
Its multiple doors and towers compose beautiful images that seem frozen in time, to offer its visitors the perfect setting to travel into the past. Another must-see is the historic center.
Stroll through its streets and visit places like the Place de l'Horloge, located in the heart of the city. If you want to enjoy an unforgettable view of the city, you can visit the Rocher des Doms park for the best panoramic views.
Of course, you can't miss a visit to the Halles market, for an exquisite gastronomic experience at the hands of its inhabitants.