The Provençal town of Avignon served as the centre of the Roman Catholic world, and through its stint as the seat of papal power only lasted a few decades, it's been left with an impressive legacy of ecclesiastical architecture, most notably the soaring, World Heritage–listed fortress-cum-palace known as the Palais des Papes.
Avignon is now best known for its annual arts festival, the largest in France, which draws thousands of visitors for several weeks in July. The rest of the year, it's a lovely city to explore, with boutique-lined streets, leafy squares and some excellent restaurants – as well as an impressive medieval wall that entirely encircles the old city.
It is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Once a fortress and palace, the papal residence was the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century.The Palais today is a palace of culture and primarily a tourist attraction, attracting around 650,000 visitors per annum, putting it regularly in the top ten most visited attractions in France It also houses a large convention centre and the archives of the département of Vaucluse, which include a research centre on the papacy of Avignon, organised jointly by the École française de Rome.
Address: Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon
September 1 - November 1 9 o'clock - 19 o'clock
November 2 - February 28 9:30 - 17:45
March 9 - 18: 30 o'clock
April 1 - June 30th 9 o'clock - 19 o'clock
July 9 - 20 o'clock
August 9 - 20: 30 o'clock
Last entry: one hour before closing time
Admission fee: EUR 11 for General tickets, EUR 9- Discount tickets, 2 Euro- Audioguide
Pont Saint-Bénézet also known as the Pont d'Avignon, is a famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon, in southern France.
The bridge has achieved worldwide fame through its commemoration by the song "Sur le Pont d'Avignon" ("On the Bridge of Avignon").
Address: Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000 Avignon
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing time
Price: EUR 5, Discount 4 EUR, Student 3, 50 EUR
A private art museum of Yvon Lambert with various aspects such as art dealers, art collectors, gallerists. We were astonished at the elaborate collections including Sai Tomburi, Basquias, Nan Goldin and several others.
Until November 5, 2017, entries entitled "ON AIME L'ART '' are exhibited by art museum director Éric Mézil from the collection of agnès b.
Address: 5 rue Violette, 84000 Avignon
Opening hours -September to June 11 to 18 o'clock
Closed on Monday
Closed on May 1st, December 25th, January 1st
Last entry: 1 hour before closing time
Price: EUR 10, discount 8 euro, 6 years old to 11 years 2 euro, 6 years old or under free
This street near the small canal is slightly away from the centre of the city, but it's a vibrant area.
You can sport several bio cafe and bistros.
We decided to have our lunch on the terrace while soaking in the sunshine at a bistro called South Buddha.
It is one of the world's most historic and most famous theatrical festival. In 1947 the director Jean Villard started the festival. Not just limited to theatrical performances but the festival also features various performances such as dance and musicals are held at the festival every year.
Tickets can be purchased at the ticket centre even on the day, but since there are several sold-outs, advance booking on the net is advisable.Ticket prices vary from 5 euro to 59 euros, depending on the performance. Free projection and informal performances are also showcased.
If you are still wondering about your travel plans, we suggest you consider Avignon. A place perfect to spend a leisure weekend with lovely hospitable people and beautiful ambiance.
About 3.5 hours from Paris Gare de Lyon station
Budget: 10 euro to 222 euro
Reservable from SNCF site.
About 8 hours from Paris
Budget: EUR 20
OUIBUS, Flixbus etc.
Take a look at the Map - O'Bon Paris Map