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The Avignon Rundown

Avignon is an ancient city located in the Provence region in southern France. History, art, music and attractions are plenty within the fortified walls of this beautiful city. Avignon itself is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a very popular European holiday destination. Visitors must start their vacation off right with a stroll down the Rue de la Republique, Avignon's main boulevard. Here, tourists will catch a glimpse of the astounding architecture that makes up this city's religious heritage.

As the day really gets started, go sightseeing. The many ramparts, bridges, buildings and churches are a sight to behold. The Notre Dame des Doms and Pont d'Avignon display the city's long, rich history. For a bit of culture and art, the Calvet Museum, the Musee Angladon and Papal Palace will give tourists an understanding of what Avignonis all about. With so many activities to choose from while visiting Avignon,visitors should plan to stay awhile during this lovely French holiday.

When To Go

With a Mediterranean climate, Avignon has comfortably dry summers and cool winters. The city is often windy, but nothing to write home about. The most idyllic months for visiting Avignon are May and June. Although the sun is intense, it is pleasant and warms the waters for swimming. As for late summer and early fall, September through November is still warm and most of the crowds have dissipated. In winter, the city is calm and quiet, and the weather is bearable though cool. Some tourists who prefer the emptiness really enjoy coming to the region during December through March.

  • May through August: Daily high 27°C (80°F)
  • September through November: Daily high 20°C (68°F)
  • December through February: Daily high 13°C (55°F)

Getting There

The nearest airport to Avignon is the Marseille Provence Airport. With two terminals, this airport offers connections with major European and international destinations like Amsterdam, Brussels, London and many others. The Caumont Avignon Airport is closer, but its connections are limited.

By bus, services from many European destinations are provided by Linebus and Eurolines. These lines run from Avignon’s Gare Routière station, located on the boulevard St Roch. The buses are typically reliable and quick and with regional connections as well.

Rail services to and from Avignonare offered by the La Gare TGV station. Situated close to the city center, the rail has connections between Paris and Avignon. Journey times average around two to three hours, and they also connect with buses at the rail station.

General Information

Avignon is familiar to anyone who has ever heard the tune "Sur le pont d'Avignon", a 15th century nursery rhyme that invokes one of the most famous landmarks in France. Pont Saint-Bénezet, or Pont d'Avignon, dates back to the late 12th century and while far from intact, with only four original stone archways left, the medieval bridge is still a magnificent sight to behold.

The city of 90,000 people on the Rhone river has many other attractions of course. A premier hub of arts and culture, Avignon's lively festival scene draws scores of tourists every summer from the nearby French Riviera coast, Provence and abroad. The Avignon Festival is one of the world's best and features the Festival In, inside the brilliant Palais des Papes, and less formal Festival Off. Every July the events draw more than 100,000 visitors to a city that is truly one of the most beautiful in all of France.

Attractions

  • Palais des Papes
  • Pont d'Avignon
  • Notre Dame des Doms Cathedral
  • Calvet Museum
  • Museum Requien
  • Activities

  • Festival In
  • Festival Off
  • Festival Provencal
  • Ancient Music Festival
  • Foire de la St Andr&eacute
  • Restaurants

  • Brunnel
  • Jardin de la Tour
  • Grangousier
  • Le Belgocargo
  • Le Petit Comptoir
  • Nightlife

  • Pub Z
  • Tapalocas
  • AJMI Jazz Club
  • Modiva
  • Red Zone
  • Climate

    With a near Mediterranean climate, Avignon has mild, windy winters and hot summers.

    • Winter (December to February) 1-12°C
  • Spring (March to May) 5-23°C
  • Summer (June to September) 14-31°C
  • Fall (October to November) 5-20°C
  • Avignon official guide


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