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  • 1 Papal Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    6 pl. 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..

  • 2 Petit Palais Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    21 pl. du Palais des Papes F - 84000 Avignon

    The Pope bought Cardinal Arnaud de Via's palace in 1335 to install the bishop's house there. It now houses the Petit Palais Museum's paintings, of which the Campana Collection of Italian paintings from the 13C and 16C is the high point. Don't miss Th..

  • 3 Saint- Bénézet Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    6 r. de la Pente-Rapide Charles-Ansidei F - 84000 Avignon

    The «Bridge of Avignon» which was in fact built for pedestrians and cavaliers was about 900m long with 22 arches and ended at the Tower of Philippe-le-Bel de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. Situated on one of the bridge supports, the chapel of St-Nicholas ha..

  • 4 Rocher des Doms Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Rocher des Doms F - 84000 Avignon

    A stone's throw from the Papal Palace. From the different levels you can take in views of the Rhône, St Bénézet Bridge, Philippe-le-Bel Tower and the fort of St André de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Mt Ventoux, the Alpilles...

  • 5 Musée Calvet Interesting

    Museums and art

    65 r. Joseph-Vernet F - 84000 Avignon

    In addition to Arles-born Joseph Vernet's great seascapes, this museum founded by Dr Esprit Calvet houses numerous sculptures, fine goldwork and earthenware (Puech Donation), French, Flemish and Italian paintings from the 16C-19C ( The Death of Barra..

  • 6 Angladon-Dubrugeaud foundation Interesting

    Museums and art

    5 r. Laboureur F - 84000 Avignon

    A collection donated to a couple of Avignon painters by the Paris dress designer, Jacques Doucet: paintings by Cézanne, Sisley, Manet, Derain, Picasso, Modigliani ( The Pink Blouse) and Foujita, and The Railway Waggons, painted by Vincent Van Gogh du..

  • 7 Musée Louis Vouland Interesting

    Museums and art

    17 r. Victor-Hugo F - 84000 Avignon

    Highlights include the dresser by Migeon, an inlaid trictrac table, and a travel service bearing the arms of the Countess Du Barry. A fine collection of earthenware (Moustiers and Marseille), tapestries (Aubusson, Gobelins), Chinese vases and plates,..

  • 8 Musée Lapidaire Interesting

    Museums and art

    29 r. de la République F - 84000 Avignon

    Behind the Baroque façade of the Chapelle des Jésuites lies a trove of treasures from the region's past. From the Noves "Tarasque" (a monster from Celtic tradition) to the Gallo-Roman period, superb statues: portraits of emperors or simple ..

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  • 17 Théodore-Aubanel museum

    Museums and art

    7 pl. St-Pierre F - 84000 Avignon

    This was Théodore Aubanel, co-founder with Mistral and Roumanille of this association to save the Provençal language and traditions; paintings (Fromentin, Ziem) and documents recall his life and work. A room is devoted to the Aubanel family printing ..

  • 18 Notre Dame des Doms cathedral

    Religious buildings

    pl. du Palais F - 84000 Avignon

    Of the 12C building, the remarkable Romanesque cupola over the transept crossing still remains. In the chapel adjoining the vestry, note the flamboyant Gothic tomb of Pope John XXII and, at the entrance to the choir stalls, a fine bishop's seat made ..

  • 19 Hôtel des Monnaies

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Palais-des-Papes F - 84000 Avignon

    The façade of this palace depicts dragons and eagles, emblems of the Italian Borghese family. Located opposite the Papal Palace, it now houses the Conservatoire.

  • 20 Rue de la Balance

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de la Balance F - 84000 Avignon

    On one side of this street stand old mansions decorated with mullioned windows; on the other, modern buildings with a Mediterranean feel: flower-decked patios, arcades and luxury boutiques, a result of the rehabilitation of this former gypsy quarter.

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