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Avignon



Former city of the Popes, rich in history and architectural beauty

About the City


Avignon is recognized as a world heritage site and is definitely worth a visit! With historic sites and beautiful architecture to the rich food and wine along with local boutiques makes Avignon is an unforgettable must-see destination in the heart of Provence. The contrast between the new city and the remains of a past rich in history give the city its unique atmosphere.

Markets in Avignon are on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Restaurants


Our top picks for food in Avignon:

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Les 5 Sens
Style: French, European, Fusion

L’Agape
Style: French, European, Contemporary

Restaurant L'Essentiel
Style: French, European

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Fou de Fafa
Style: French, European

Restaurant Avenio
Style: French, Mediterranean, European

Things not to miss!


The old city is so rich in architecture and history that there cannot simply be one main attraction! So, take your time and walk around the city, through the ancient streets, courtyards of the private mansions and discover this city like a local.

But here are a few pointers on things to discover: some touristic must-sees, and some lesser known sites!

Palais des Papes
You can’t visit Avignon without gazing up at the incredible palace. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built to accommodate the Popes who fled to Avignon from a corrupt Rome. You can admire it from the outside or head inside and tour the 25 interior rooms that are open to the public.

Garden Rocher des Doms
This is a beautiful and quiet garden that has magnificent views of Avignon & the Mont Ventoux. It’s also a great place if you want a photo of the Pont D'Avignon!

Le Pont d’Avignon / Le Pont St Bénézet
Famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon

Marché Les Halles d’Avignon
For an authentic and local experience, a visit to the colourful and aromatic market at Les Halles is a must. You’ll be greeted by a giant, living wall as you enter the market. Once inside there’s a huge range of vendors selling a delicious selection of Provencal foods.

L’Abbaye de St Andre and its garden
This beautiful abbey with its stunning gardens is situated in Villeneuve les Avignons. The village is just 10 minute’s walk from Avignon and boasts a rich architectural heritage.