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Avignon

Encircled by stone ramparts that date back to over 800 years, Avignon possesses a magical quality that makes it appear more fantasy world than French city. Whether you favour a balmy break come summer, or a romantic getaway during winter, with cheap flights to Avignon, you'll find what you're looking for.

Discover Avignon

Discover Avignon

Home to the world famous Pont Saint-Benezet and the proud home of the world's largest gothic building, Palais des Papes, there are reminders of Avignon's turbulent yet fascinating history at every turn. Under its watchful eye, the city's arts, culture and dining scenes continue to boom, and visitors flock to see the magic for themselves. It was named a European City of Culture in the year 2000 thanks to its rich collection of historical things to see and do, yet its swelling university population has contributed to a surge in contemporary bars and cafes cropping up - in short it's the perfect hybrid of old and new. And with warm Mediterranean style summers and winters that rarely drop below zero degrees, this is a city that is worth visiting all year round.

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Food and Nightlife in Avignon

Food and Nightlife in Avignon

The central streets and squares of the city are all lined with simple brasseries, exuding heavenly scents and tempting you in for a bite to eat washed down with a glass of locally produced wine. Get a slice of Provencal style dining for yourself with a meal at Le Jardin de la Tour, where the menu offers up several gems including the speciality fish stew bouillabaisse, or La Fourchette which is located in the heart of the city and is a fantastic example of Provencal cooking at its best. If you want to carry on your evening and indulge in a cocktail or two, Avignon's varied selection of drinking holes will certainly ensure you're thoroughly entertained. Late night bars are mainly focused in a small part of the city centre around Place de l'Horloge, Place du Palais, Rue Carnot and Place des Corps-Saints, whilst you'll find a higher concentration of locals than tourists in the lesser frequented, but equally fun Place Pie.

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What to see and do in Avignon

What to see and do in Avignon

With so much to see and do in Avignon you'll never be short of entertainment. Drink in some of Europe's greatest architecture with a stroll around the ramparts and make sure to take your camera to Palais des Papes - the world's largest gothic palace which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delve deeper into the city's history with a visit to Musee Angladon, which houses impressionist masterpieces such as Provence's only Van Gogh, plus pieces by Picasso, Cezanne and more. If art is your thing Collection Lambert is also well worth a visit, housing works from the sixties to the present day, whilst Musee Calvet is another gem jam-packed with artistic treasures. If you're after something a little more laid-back then hop on the tourist train which takes you on a charming 40-minute circuit of the city. If you're blessed with a sunny day, it would be well-spent in Rocher des Doms - idyllic public gardens with views of Pont d'Avignon.

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