• © Yann de Fareins - Noir d'Ivoire - Avignon - Pace du Palais

    Avignon - Pace du Palais | © Yann de Fareins - Noir d'Ivoire

  • © Yann de Fareins - Noir d'Ivoire - Avignon

    Avignon | © Yann de Fareins - Noir d'Ivoire

  • © Avignon Tourisme - C. Rodde - Avignon - Place de l'horloge

    Avignon - Place de l'horloge | © Avignon Tourisme - C. Rodde


    Rendez-vous in Avignon

    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


    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

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