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Avignon, city of the popes in Provence

Avignon is an essential stopover for travellers travelling to Provence. The rich heritage and long history of the Popes' City make it one of Europe's cultural capitals, a distinction that the city received in 2000 with the transition to the new millennium.

Avignon's heritage is full of known and lesser known but always interesting monuments. A walk through the city, along its streets and alleys, sometimes narrow and winding, is the most pleasant way to discover it. Before your eyes follow one another the buildings with very different styles: Gothic churches, a classic mansion house, baroque facades,... often surprising discoveries that the curious and informed visitor's eye will appreciate.

Have a nice walk in Avignon.

Église et la place Saint Didier

Église et la place Saint DidierThe Collegiate Church of Saint-Didier dates back to the 14th century and is located on a recently renovated square

Église Saint Pierre

Église Saint PierreIt is one of the most beautiful churches in Avignon, with a remarkable facade

Île de la Barthelasse

Île de la BarthelasseBarthelasse Island is the green lung of Avignon, a large oasis of greenery at the gates of the city of the Popes.

Collection Lambert

Collection LambertAvignon hosts a museum of contemporary art, thanks to the collections of the gallery owner Yvon Lambert.

Festival d'Avignon

Festival d'AvignonA look over the Avignon Festival since its creation in 1947 by Jean Vilar until today.

Livrée Ceccano

Livrée CeccanoIt is an old Cardinal's palace, which today houses the public library.

Musée Angladon

Musée AngladonA collection of art from the 15th to the 20th century, with the only Van Gogh painting visible in Provence

Musée Calvet

Musée CalvetA classified museum, dedicated to fine arts in Avignon, a rich collection of paintings from the 16th to the 20th century

Musée du Petit Palais

Musée du Petit PalaisTreasures of Italian pre-Renaissance painting to be discovered absolutely in Avignon.

Notre-Dame-des-Doms

Notre-Dame-des-DomsThe cathedral of Romanesque origin preceded the Palace of the Popes

Palais des Papes

Palais des PapesThe Popes' Palace is the largest Gothic palace in the world, built by the Popes of Avignon in the Middle Ages.

Place de l'Horloge

Place de l'HorlogeIt is the heart of Avignon, it is bordered by the Town Hall and the Opera

Place du Palais des Papes

Place du Palais des PapesIt is certainly one of the most beautiful squares in the world, occupied by the acrobats during the Avignon Festival

Place Pie - Les Halles

Place Pie - Les HallesPlace Pie is the most dynamic square in Avignon, it comes alive from 6:30 am when the Halles opens its gates until late in the night

Pont d'Avignon

Pont d'AvignonThe famous Saint Bénézet bridge celebrated with a song that has toured the world

Remparts d'Avignon

Remparts d'AvignonThe 14th century medieval ramparts are admirably preserved and are emblematic of the city

Rocher et Jardin des Doms

Rocher et Jardin des DomsThe Rocher des Doms is the origin of the city, a safe shelter overlooking the Rhône and a beautiful garden today.

Rue banasterie

Rue banasterieBanasterie Street and its district contain heritage treasures, such as the Baroque chapel of the Black Penitents.

Rue des teinturiers

Rue des teinturiersAlong the Vaucluse canal, the "rue des roues" is the most picturesque in Avignon.

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