Best Things To Do in Avignon

By Vero 


Palais des Papes (Popes’ Palace)

It is open to the public, so you can explore the pope’s apartments, the great hall, the balconies overlooking the Rhone River, and the Avignon Papacy museum.

Place du Palais (Palace’s Square)

It is surrounded by cafes and restaurants, making it the perfect place to take a break from sightseeing.

Pont D’Avignon, Saint-Bénézet (Avignon Bridge)

The UNESCO World Heritage Site lets you see great city views and the river. You can also take a boat ride during the warm weather.

Place de l’Horloge (Clock’s Square)

The beautiful square has a large fountain, clock tower, cafes, shops, and restaurants. It is also the site for the Avignon Jazz Festival. 

Avignon Historic Center

The Avignon Historic Center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which houses the Palais des Papes, the Pont d’Avignon, the historic center of Avignon, and several museums.

The Avignon Cathedral

The cathedral is open to the public, and you can explore the interior or climb the bell tower for some of the best views of Avignon.

Basilique Saint-Pierre d’Avignon

The Romanesque and Gothic-style cathedral's bell tower is over 200 feet. The interior is as beautiful as the exterior, with stained glass windows, frescoes, and a carved wooden ceiling.

Musée Calvet (Calvet Museum)

The museum also has a library with over 30,000 books and houses art from the 15th-20th century, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Rodin.

Avignon 3-hour Walking Tour & Wine Tasting

Learn about the painted windows‘ secret on your way to the Place de l’Horloge with amazing wines.

Rue des Teinturiers (Dyers Street)

The street has beautiful houses and a great view of the Rhône River. It is a great place to stroll and explore the waterwheels.

Musée du Petit Palais (Small Palace Museum)

 The museum has a wide range of artwork from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Some of the highlights include works by Giotto, Botticelli, and Durer.

Avignon Les Halles (Food Market)

The indoor market is the perfect place to stock up on fresh produce, cheese, and other delicious snacks for your weekend in Avignon. 

Pont du Gard (Gard Bridge)

Visitors can explore the Roman aqueduct bridge on a guided tour, including a walk through the aqueduct and a visit to the on-site museum.

The City’s Art Museums and Barthelasse Island 

Spend a whole weekend just exploring the art museums in Avignon and  relax and enjoy the outdoors in the Barthelasse Island.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms and Avignon Festivals

Head to the Cathedral and see the stunning views of Avignon and join the festivities of art and music around the city. Always check the schedules when visiting.

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