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First large Roman city, then the capital of Christendom in the Middle Ages, Avignon has always been an important city. With this long history, the city now has a remarkable architectural heritage. It is one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts and its historic center with the Palace of the Popes, episcopal buildings, the Rocher des Doms and the Bridge of Avignon. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. It is also a modern and active city, which organizes the largest festival of live theater in the world.

The city of Avignon was made ​​the capital of Christendom in the fourteenth century and saw a succession of new popes. This enabled it to enjoy a great fame and wealth. Even today, the city of Avignon is one of the most visited in the world.

The Palace of the Popes, landmark of the city, is a must for all visitors to Avignon. Built in the fourteenth century, the massive fortress-palace houses an impressive collection of monuments such as the Saint Benezet Bridge (Pont d'Avignon), the Cathedral of the Doms, the Petit Palais and the old ramparts.

The papal library of Avignon which was the largest in Europe at the time, with 2000 volumes, attracted many literature enthusiast clerics and among them Petrarch, poet and founder of Humanism.

Several trips are arranged to enable us to discover the medieval city center or take a few breaths of fresh air on the island of Barthelasse through a free river skiff.

In addition to the built heritage, Avignon is a city rich in culture. Its theater festival created by Jean Vilar in 1947 is its main asset. It takes place every year in July and invites us to more than 50 shows spread over twenty scenic spots. It always attracts tens of thousands of spectators, eager to discover the actors' performances in places as diverse as the Cour d'Honneur of the Palce of the Popes and the back room of a small cafe.

The Papal city was awarded for the development of its culture by becoming a "European City of Culture" in 2000.

Not far from Mont Ventoux, the Pont du Gard and many other beautiful natural sites, Avignon also offers the possibility to escape on the Wine Route: the opportunity to taste the products of the surrounding vineyards such as Beaumes de Venise, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas.

Nearest Golfs:

Golf du grand avignon (VEDENE) - 6 Km
Golf de chateaublanc (MORIERES LES AVIGNON) - 7 Km
Provence country club (SAUMANE DE VAUCLUSE) - 21 Km

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Hotels in Avignon :
hotel confortel avignon rooms ranging from: 29.00 Euros
Info: Ideally located 900 metres from Avignon's high-speed train station and 7 kilometres from the airport, the Confortel Avignon offers a very good standard of accommodation. The hotel boasts 38 well-appointed rooms with all the comfort you n...
hotel adonis hôtel avignon sud rooms ranging from: 39.00 Euros
Info: Ideally located, in the heart of Provence, just few minutes from the historic center of Avignon, close to “the Exhibition center”, to “The Popes' Palace” and the station, Adonis Hotel Avignon Sud, fully renovated in 2012, in a contemporary and art deco ...
hotel court'inn aqua Info: Court’inn Aqua is a hotel opened in 2009 which offers comfortable accommodation and an outdoor swimming pool. It is situated just 1 miles from the Ramparts of Avignon.Its rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, satellite TV – the apartments ...
hotel hôtel mistral Info: Near the Rocade South and at 0.60 Mile from the Remparts, in a quiet quarter, the hotel Mistral** will propose you calm, warmth and intimacy....
hotel court'inn suites rooms ranging from: 99.00 Euros

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