Avignon Travel Guide

Designated a UNESCO heritage city, Avignon was for centuries one of the major artistic centres of France. Located on the banks of the River Rhone, this medieval city is dominated by the awesome Pope's Palace. Although there are countless museums, chapels and churches to visit in the city, don't go home without seeing the lavender fields, neat olive groves and gnarled vines of the stunning Provence countryside.


Avignon is home to a wide range of accommodation options, particularly in areas close to popular landmarks and attractions. Within the city and its surrounds there are a variety of hotels, motels and resorts that offer a variety of accommodation options including standard rooms, family rooms, suites, apartments and even self-catering options. There are a great range of accommodations located near the city's most popular sightseeing and tourist attractions including Avignon Bridge, Notre-Dame-des-Doms, Saint Nicholas Chapel, Galerie des Sculptures and with views of the River Rhone. Read more about Avignon Accommodation

Getting Around

Getting around Avignon is relatively easy thanks to a great range of public transport options. There are high speed trains that service the airport and city centre as well as providing transport to other popular French and European cities. There are also shuttle buses and boats that connect you in and around the city while the free, guarded car park on the Ile de Piot is ideal for those who have hired a car, which also happens to be the best way to see the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region. How to Get Around Avignon


Avignon is a medieval city dominated by the massive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace) and is also home to a number of other breathtaking historic attractions including the Pont Saint Benezet (Avignon Bridge), Saint Nicholas Chapel, Notre-Dame-des-Doms, Musee Calvet, Galerie des Sculptures, Pont du Gard aquaduct, Roman City of Vaison la Romaine and of course, the River Rhone. Read more about Avignon Attractions


During the 14th century, Avignon was the epicentre of the Christian religion with popes residing in this French province rather than in Rome. Today, 100,000 people call this walled medieval city home and celebrate every summer with the Festival d'Avignon. This famous 3 week-long celebration sees bacchanalia once again take over the streets. Celebrating all manner of music, art and theatre, the festival sees some of the best theatre in Europe performed all over the city including secret gardens, the Palais des Papes' courtyard, old convent buildings and 18th century mansions.