Top attractions in Avignon
Avignon, France’s combination of religious prestige and a lively student and arts community makes it an incredible French destination. Don’t miss these Avignon essentials!
There’s a lot more to the city than this famous Avignon bridge, but walking across it is a must. It’s the height of the city’s romantic history.
Located in the heart of Avignon is this magnificent Gothic fortress. Clear your schedule; exploring this gigantic complex will take the entire day.
Art lovers and history buffs will love this medieval Christian collection.
The Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Domes is simply gorgeous from the outside, but stepping inside will take your breath away.
Avignon in July brings a once in a lifetime opportunity: Festival d’Avignon, one of the world’s greatest contemporary performing arts festivals.
This free natural history museum is simple and elegant. The best exhibition focuses on the reintroduction of wolves in France, but be warned—English is limited.
Wandering through this peaceful church filled with incredible art is a must do for Avignon.
Rent a car and head a half hour north to Orange. Despite its beautiful Roman architecture, it’s not a popular tourist destination, leaving the city fascinatingly eerie.
Nothing compares to a train ride through France. Arrive early, get your seat, and relax and enjoy the roughly 3-hour trip.
The walled and cobbled old town is the perfect place to wander through lantern-lit lanes finding gem after gem.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+33
- Best time to visitTourist seasons goes from about April to September, when the weather is warm and all the shops and restaurants are open. July and August are the hottest and most crowded, so plan your trip based on your preferences.
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What people are saying about Avignon
We enjoyed a fantastic tour with Connie to 3 wine-tastings & had the benefit of her extensive knowledge & informative descriptions of the Rhone Valley.
We joint Friday morning tour, was little worried if too early for wine, but turned out there were a nice place (Theatre Orange) to visit first then wineyard after. Perfect for the half day. Our lady guide Doreen explained every places well and took us around smoothly. Timing was good and we enjoyed it all.
Highly recommend this tour of Provence. Our lovely guide was very informative and accommodating.
We had an extremely enjoyable afternoon visiting 3 Vineyards and wine tastings. All the 3 Vineyards were very different and our guide Carolyn made the experience excellent. .
We enjoyed Nimes, Uzes, and Pont du Gard. Wonderful scenery. Our guide Connie was excellent, very knowledgeable, well organized, on time, explained well the history of towns we saw. I did some research prior, and would not have found the sites in Nimes and Uzes on my own.