Rendez-vous in Avignon

  • Avignon - Pace du Palais

    © Yann de Fareins - Noir d'Ivoire

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  • Avignon

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  • Avignon - Place de l'horloge

    © Avignon Tourisme - C. Rodde

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    Avignon, once the residence of the Popes in the Middle Ages, is still a vibrant destination today. Visitors can see the Palais des Papes, the famous pont d'Avignon, the amparts, churches and chapels, which are all unique to the city. The home of a prestigious contemporary theatre festival, and the European city of culture in 2000, Avignon has a taste for the avant-garde.

    Not to be missed

    Experience Avignon

    Avignon Passion Pass
    Welcome to Avignon and Villeneuve-les-Avignon. Discounted prices are offered by monuments, museums and excursion operators. Pay the full price in the first place you visit, then the rest of your visits and excursions are discounted for the whole family (5 people maximum).

    Festive Avignon

    The Avignon Festival brings theatre to the city for 3 weeks in July, when 600 participating theatre companies turn the town into a vast stage for an artistic showcase.

    Getting there

    • Avignon high-speed train station: Direct high-speed trains to Paris (2 hrs 40 mins), Charles de Gaulle airport, Lille, Lyon, Geneva, Brussels and more
    • Avignon Centre station: high-speed train, Eurostar Avignon-London in the summer
    • Avignon Caumont airport: 8 km from Avignon: direct flights to Paris Orly Ouest 4 times per day. To Southampton (Flybe) from May to October 3 times a week.
    • Motorways A7 and A9
    • Major roads RN 7 and RN 100

    Contact

    Tourist Office
    41 cours Jean Jaurès BP 8
    84004 Avignon Cedex 1
    Tel: 33 (0)4 32 74 32 74
    Fax: 33 (0)4 90 82 95 03
    information@ot-avignon.fr

    More information

Things to see

  • © ChateauSaintMaurice

    Château Saint Maurice was for many years home to monks who used to grow lavender, fruit, olives and grapes.
  • © Maison Lavau

    The Lavau winery offers patrons an original way to discover the spark that makes southern Côtes du Rhône wines so special (i.e. the blending of several varieties). 
  • © Cairanne

    Enjoy a fun course that will help you explore the world of wine.
  • © Illustration Agence Fabre&Speller

    Welcome to the Cave of Pont d’Arc, replica of the "Chauvet Cave", in Ardèche (Rhône-Alpes).
  • © C. Duranti

    In the South of France, between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, sits a region of light and vibrant colour. Just three hours by TGV from Paris: the sky is azure and the sun shines. You are in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur: here, the sea is at your feet and the Alpine peaks a mere few hours away by car.
  • © @Carafes en Folie

    If gastronomy, regional scents, and wine tasting are your thing, then head to Tournon-sur-Rhone in the Ardèche region and pay a visit to the Carafes en Folie wine bar, with its cosy atmosphere
  • © Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes/AJURIA

    Cannes enjoys an international reputation. It has welcomed the great and good of this world for nearly two centuries. It is also home to the most famous film festival. But what do we really know about the city?
  • © C. Méravilles / Grand Rodez

    The museum dedicated to the work of the French painter, sculptor and engraver Pierre Soulages, presents over 500 works and documents from the artist.
  • © Musée des Confluences / Quentin Lafont

    Lyon’s futuristic Musée des Confluences is worthy of its ambition to offer the keys to understanding the intricate field of human knowledge.
  • © OT Carcassonne / Paul Palau

    Discover Carcassonne, a medieval city full of character, and its two listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • © CRT Midi-Pyrénées / Dominique VIET

    The Canal du Midi is a must-see attraction, classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the major works during the reign of Louis XIV.

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