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Avignon Essentials

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

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

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

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

Avignon Cathedral

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

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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.

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.

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Eglise Saint Pierre

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

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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 Avignon 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

Fantastic tour money well spent, guide was most informative and profes

Would recommend this trip to everyone wanting to get some imformation about the area and the history . Guide was most imformative and we enjoyed the experience. We were picked up from our hotel on time.

Avignon: 5-Hour Stone Monuments of Provence Tour Reviewed by Lawrence, 09/29/2016

Beautiful tour of wine country and Roman heritage.

Me and my three friends really enjoyed this tour. It was intimate with 8 people in a van, and our guide, Melanie was very informative, polite and attentive. My favourite thing about the tour was the focus into the area (Chateauneuf de Pape and Orange) and the things we did and saw that we would have been oblivious to without Melanie and this tour. I would recommend to any wine, culture and history lovers.

Really good day, both sessions interesting and informative, efficient.

Solene most professional, inclusive of all guest travellers and with a very pleasant manner. We found also that the guide at the winery was similarly very good. Orange was stunning and it was a privilege to see the theatre. Travel efficient and well planned. We would use this company again.

Absolutely beautiful and perfect use of an afternoon

I was on business - but took an afternoon vacation for myself. It was a perfect afternoon.

Avignon: 6.5-Hour Best of Provence Tour Reviewed by Laura, 06/17/2016

A perfect way to see the Rhone Valley with a great tour guide.

Our tour got off to a poor start with an unexpected hour plus delay, however we experienced one of the best and most rewarding tours which was solely due to the knowledge of our tour guide and his absolute delightful personality and hospitality. Thanks Thiery for a wonderful afternoon.

Côtes du Rhône Great Vineyards Day Tour from Avignon Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 06/14/2016

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