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Avignon Travel guide
Avignon : Michelin's recommendations
From 1309 to 1377, seven French popes succeeded one another in Avignon, much to Rome’s displeasure. The Supreme Pontiffs lived the good life in their palace and were envied by all. Today, the palace hosts the Festival d'Avignon's "In" events, while the "Off" takes place within the ramparts. The exceptional architectural wealth of Avignon was recognised in 1995 with the naming of the Palais des Papes and Pont Saint Bénézet as Unesco World Heritage sites.
Tourist attractions Avignon : Things to see and do
6 place du Palais-des-Papes F - 84000 Avignon
This 15 000m Palais des Papes is made up of the Old Palace and the New Palace. The former, a fortress with austere architecture, was commissioned by Benoît XII in 1334. Artist and prodigy, Clément VI, grand prince of the Church, must have found it ra..
3 rue du Collège-du-Roure F - 84000 Avignon
Formerly the Provence home of the Florentine Baroncelli family, this is now the headquarters of the Flandreysy-Espérandieu Foundation, a centre for Provence studies.
place de l'Horloge F - 84000 Avignon
This 19C town hall was formerly a belfry in the 14C and 15C. It has a clock whose mechanised figures strike the hours.
6, Rue de la République F - 84000 Avignon
Prix Prices from : 74 €
Régina is set on the main street in Avignon and just a 5-minute walk from the Palais des Papes. It offers en suite rooms with an LCD TV. The rooms are decorated in warm tones and also provide a telephone. Free Wi-Fi access is available and some roo..
26, Place de l'horloge F - 84000 Avignon
Prix Prices from : 99 €
Set at the Place de l'Horloge, Kyriad Avignon-Palais des Papes is located in the pedestrian zone of the historical centre of Avignon. It offers air-conditioned rooms equipped with TV with Canal+, courtesy tray and free Wi-Fi access. Kyriad Avignon-P..
17 Rue de la République F - 84000 Avignon
The Danieli Hotel is situated at the heart of the old city, within walking distance from the Palais des Papes. It is also close to the famous Pont d'Avignon. The hotel offers air-conditioned guest rooms. They are equipped with modern en suite facili..
Leisure activities Avignon
Prices from : 63 €
Visit an architectural treasure trove at Nîmes, once the ancient ciy of Nemausus. Weave your way through the Roman amphitheatre and near-perfect temple built during the reign of Caesar Augustus. Continue to Uzès, a town bubbling with sou..
See for yourself the medieval villages and Mediterranean landscapes that inspired Van Gogh on a tour to Les Baux and Arles. Saint-Rémy and Les Baux Experience the vibrant colours and rustic charm that seduced Van Gogh. You'll visit Saint-R&..
Take in the wonders of Provence, from the famous Pont du Gardthe remains of a First Century Roman aqueductto the Lavender Museum and numerous charming villages in between. Your day exploring the Provence region includes: A visit to the f..
10 r. Mons F - 84000 Avignon
The passage of time does not seem to have any hold over this fine restaurant, which like good wine, seems to improve with age. Faithful to his art, Christian Étienne pays a vibrant homage to his region - Provence - but always with new variations. All..
17 r. Racine F - 84000 Avignon
Collections of cutlery, cicadas, photos, greetings cards and knick-knacks: this bistro - with decor that is cluttered yet charming - is often full. Tasty cuisine of southern inspiration.
18 r. Joseph-Vernet F - 84000 Avignon
You have to look hard to find this small restaurant, which is hidden in a small square. It has a modern, hushed ambience with a hint of Japan in the decor. Contemporary cuisine.
2 r. Petite-Fusterie F - 84000 Avignon
As its name suggests, this restaurant focuses on the essentials - delicious food full of flavour, which will delight lovers of authentic cuisine. The decor is modern and minimalist in style.
5 r. de la République F - 84000 Avignon
An institution since 1938! The menu staunchly upholds the specialities of André and Pierre Hiély, who made a name for the place with dishes like pieds et paquets à la provençale and Lucullus rum baba. The decor exudes the charm of the Belle Epoque wi..
3 bis r. de la Petite-Calade F - 84000 Avignon
Bang on trend, this friendly neo-bistro is like a breath of fresh air. It serves nice little dishes such as rabbit terrine and pineapple salad, which are quite simply delicious! Excellent value for money at lunchtime.