Overview of Avignon
Home to the world-famous Pont Saint-Bénézet 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.
Attractions around 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 Musée Angladon, which houses impressionist masterpieces such as Provence’s only Van Gogh, plus pieces by Picasso, Cézanne and more. If art’s your thing Collection Lambert is also well worth a visit, with works from the sixties to the present day, whilst Musée 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.
Travel to and from Avignon – Provence Airport
There are a number of options for your journey to and from the airport.
IATA code: AVN
Name: Avignon – Provence Airport
Address: 141 allée de la Chartreuse, 84140 Avignon-Montfavet, France