Avignon, also called « the city of Popes » is one of the most beautiful cities of France, rich in history and culture. It also is one of the few cities that has preserved its fortifications and its historic center. Today, it is famous worldwide, partly thanks to its Festival that takes place in July and welcomes people from all over the world. The climate in the south of France makes Avignon a very appealing city: the sun shines all year long. During the summer, you can enjoy warm weather, with celebrations, lunches and dinners on patios and terraces. During the winter, the town has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere and the light is fascinating, embracing the Palais des Papes, the fortifications and squares.
The marvels of this unique city are waiting for you! Come and discover the Palais des Papes, the chartreuse du Val-de-Bénédiction, the jardins de l'abbaye-Saint-André (Villeneuve lès Avignon), the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the musée du Petit Palais. The antique dealers are part of the city’s history, you must go visit their boutiques in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and then, finish your day enjoying the colorful sunset on Avignon from Barthelasse Island.
Avignon’s strategic position in the middle of Vaucluse enables visitors to go around easily to the numerous and beautiful provincial villages: Carpentras, Orange, Saint-Rémy de Provence, Arles, Cavaillon, Apt…
Another point of interest is the « wine road ». Since 1996, Avignon is the wine capital of Côtes du Rhône. The region is full of culture, vineyards, wine cellars and the local producers are used to welcoming people from all parts of the world. While visiting Avignon’s region, you will also have the chance to get to know and taste the French gastronomy. Since you will be in the heart of one of the most important regions of France in terms of cuisine and « belle vie » you must take advantage and grab a bite to eat! The traditional provincial dishes are numerous: aïoli, bouillabaisse, pissaladière, pistou soup, ratatouille, stuffed courgette flowers. The cooking is varied but the main ingredients remain: olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, zucchini, olives, truffle, bell pepper, and eggplant.