Avignon is only 2h40 from Paris and 3 hours from Roissy Charles de Gaulle by TGV, Avignon TGV rail links with Brussels, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Madrid, Geneva. Avignon airport offers direct flights to Amsterdam and Marseille - Provence airport, 45 minutes by car, offers direct flights to 100 international destinations.
The Palace of the Popes, the largest Gothic palace, residence of the Popes in the 14th is the top heritage site in the city. Nearby, the bridge of Avignon, made famous worldwide by a song is also a prestigious experience not to be missed. Both monuments are part of a grand « ensemble » classified as World Heritage by UNESCO..
The city encircled by its original ramparts, walking along the alleys you will see many vestiges of the past: chapels and churches, medieval buildings, private 18th and 19th mansions: art is everywhere, a true open air museum!
Squares and shady terraces are friendly places. One stops for a drink, enjoy the show, chat with friends, relax from a long day of shopping ...
Museums offer an incredible variety of collections: from prehistory in the lapidary museum, to Middle Ages painting in the small palace, Fine arts in Calvet museum, the Impressionists in Angladon, decorative arts in Vouland and even Contemporary art in the Lambert collection: all periods are represented.
Avignon is famous for its theater festival, created in 1947 by Jean Vilar, which now attracts most of the contemporary live performance creation from all over the world. cultural activities take place all year round : theater, live music, dance, exhibitions.
The Covered market , offers all local products. Avignon is also the capital of Côtes du Rhône wines, do not forget to taste them!
Visiting Avignon is a wonderful way to create an unforgettable memory of the art of living in Provence.
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