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Avignon Visitor information

Avignon is a city full of history and very lively, it is the jewel in the crown of Provence. It has a strong religious and spiritual atmosphere, and it is also home for creative arts such as music, theatre. 

Avignon invites you for a stay beyond all imagination, from the delightful cobblestone streets filled with local shops to the high street fashion shops, you will always find something to do. There are also many monuments to visit around the city center, including the Cathedrals, museums and the park with a panoramic view on the Rhone river, the Dome park is centered around a pond, it is a good shelter during the hot summer days. 

Today, the city is populated by artists and musicians, the beautiful Rue des Teinturier is almost like a small Provence village ambiance with local restaurants and wine bars. 

Access by train to Avignon 

Avignon TGV station is 20 minutes from the city center, it serves the most of main towns in France and also Eurostar trains from St Pancras to Avignon leave in the morning and arrive just after lunch. 

Events

Avignon Theatre festival (Festival In and Off) it’s the oldest existing festival in France, one of the greatest Theater festivals in the world. There are over 900 shows over three weeks in July each year. 

History of Avignon

Avignon used to be the Roman Catholic papacy from the 1309 – 1378, also known as the Babylonian Captivity during which seven successive popes (all French) resided in Avignon, instead of Rome as Italy was consumed by political chaos at the time. Avignon had a central location within the Christian world which was appealing. Therefore the Palais des Papes (meaning Pope’s palace) was built on the banks of the Rhone River, completed in less than 20 years, it is the largest Gothic palace in Europe. 

The palace remained property of the papacy until the French Revolution, it was later seized by the French Revolutionaries. 

In 1995, the historic monument and the Saint Bénezet bridge were classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites for its architectural and cultural significance and is now open to the public for groups or individuals.

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