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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!

  • Pont Saint-Bénézet

    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.

  • Palais des Papes

    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.

  • Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon

    3. Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon

    Art lovers and history buffs will love this medieval Christian collection.

  • Avignon Cathedral

    4. Avignon Cathedral

    The Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Domes is simply gorgeous from the outside, but stepping inside will take your breath away.

  • Festival d'Avignon

    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.

  • Eglise Saint Pierre

    7. Eglise Saint Pierre

    Wandering through this peaceful church filled with incredible art is a must do for Avignon.

  • Orange (small city)

    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.

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.

Good to know

  • Language
    French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +33
  • 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

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 719 reviews

We had an excellent day on this tour! Nicholas picked us up from our hotel lobby and immediately made us feel at home. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wine and the region and we both learned a lot. One suggestion that we loved about another tour we did s to have bottled water and snacks in the transportation (we each had small charcuterie baskets on the other tour), which was great between wineries. We will definitely book another tour when we’re back in France.

It was a great trip! Nicolas - our guide has done a really great job! He is very nice, funny and has a big knowledge about the Lavendel, Wine and a great knowledge of the area. We had also the Lavendeltour (half a day to Sault etc.) with him. I would definitely recommend my friends to book the tours with Nicolas. Thank you again Nicolas - it was a pleasure! :)

Nicolas was the best guide. Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Was an amazing tour for an English only speaking couple. We learned way more than we ever expected about wine and the entire process from soil to sip. We also learned about the climate of the area and history. Would’ve taken many more trips with Nicolas!

Honestly, a great and wonderful tour with a great guide!!! I definitely recommend it....worth the money!

Gilles was very organized and friendly. I loved how the day went smoothly from one place to the next