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Top sights in Avignon
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Essential sights 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!
1. Pont Saint-Bénézet
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.
2. Palais des Papes
Located in the heart of Avignon is this magnificent Gothic fortress. Clear your schedule; exploring this gigantic complex will take the entire day.
3. Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon
Art lovers and history buffs will love this medieval Christian collection.
4. Avignon Cathedral
The Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Domes is simply gorgeous from the outside, but stepping inside will take your breath away.
5. Festival d'Avignon
Avignon in July brings a once in a lifetime opportunity: Festival d’Avignon, one of the world’s greatest contemporary performing arts festivals.
6. Musée Requien
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.
7. Eglise Saint Pierre
Wandering through this peaceful church filled with incredible art is a must do for Avignon.
8. Orange (small city)
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.
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Planning Your Visit
Take the Train from Paris to Avignon
Nothing compares to a train ride through France. Arrive early, get your seat, and relax and enjoy the roughly 3-hour trip.
Wander Through Avignon Old Town
The walled and cobbled old town is the perfect place to wander through lantern-lit lanes finding gem after gem.
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- Best time to visit
- Tourist 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
Our guide, Gaelle, was wonderful. Very informative and very personable. The itinerary was great though I would have liked a bit more time in Les Beaux. Walking out to the Esplanade and back took all the designated time (and we don't walk slow). The other stops had sufficient time allowed. Great recommendations for restaurant in Avignon.
Terry was very good! We got lucky and got a private ride even though it was booked as a group event. The wines were excellent. We bought 4 bottles. The time allowed for this trip is too short and we could only cover 2 wineries instead of three but this was enough.
Maxim was fantastic - so flexible, accommodating, and helpful. He allowed us to choose where we wanted to spend the most time. We saw so much in just 9 hours - a great way to experience Provence! An experience not to be missed!
Our guide Thierry was delightful, helpful and informative. He adapted the tour as required and guided rather than dictated us to make the best use of the available time.
Excellent communication and the guide provided invaluable information