Top 10 Things to do in Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Avignon charms visitors with its ancient streets, restored medieval ramparts and the immense Gothic architecture of the Palais des Papes (Palace of Popes—the papacy was based here in the 14th century). The annual Festival d'Avignon, a major arts festival, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors for theater, dance, film and street performances.
1. Palais des Papes
4.5 based on 9673 reviews
The residence of the soveriegn pontiffs in the 14th century is the largest Gothic Palace in the world. 25 areas to visit : ceremonila halls, chapels, cloister, the Pope's provate apartments with their priceless frescos, as well as a scenographic area, the Musée de l'Oeuvre, wich presents the development and history of the building since it was build. Ranked as UNESCO world heritage.
Reviewed By Geoscientist - London, CanadaLondon, Canada
Well organized but rather tedious
This tour is by pre-programmed audio and visual guides on tablets. They were rather confusing at first but rather ingenious once we figured them out. The palace itself is 25 empty rooms with very little character and a lot of walking. Worthwhile for the h
2. Rocher des Doms
4.5 based on 1615 reviews
Reviewed By Ray V - MaltaMalta
A stroll in peace
After having visited the Pont St Benezet and toured the Palais des Papes, there is nothing more relaxing to complete the day than a stroll in the beautiful spaces of Rocher des Doms. We were lucky to happen on the gardens in their awesome autumnal splendo
3. Avignon Les Halles
4.5 based on 503 reviews
Reviewed By yolandas126 - Winnipeg, CanadaWinnipeg, Canada
Interesting Covered Market
We were able to spend a little time at this covered market while on a walking tour of Avignon. This is not the original hall, which was demolished and rebuilt in the 70s, along with a parkade. The facade is covered with greenery, and looks lovely. It was
4. Musee du Petit Palais
4 based on 400 reviews
Reviewed By RobertJE - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
Exceptional if you love religious art
I've rated this a 3 but the rating really does depend on what you like. If you love religious art then I would rate it 5, if you hate religious art I would rate it 1 and say don't go!!! The building is lovely and there is a small, secluded and very expens
5. Petit Train Avignon
4 based on 824 reviews
Reviewed By Faith F - SingaporeSingapore
A must in avignon..
Train is v cute and my daughter loves it. To go through the streets and see avignon in a nutshell. Frequent enough services.
6. Ile de la Barthelasse
4.5 based on 418 reviews
Reviewed By Ellis H - Romford, United KingdomRomford, United Kingdom
Worth a visit
If you’re staying in Avignon it’s worth paying a visit to this river island, either by the free ferry boat that leaves at regular intervals or by walking across the bridge. Although there’s not a lot to see on the island, it’s a very pleasant place to go
7. Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)
4 based on 4012 reviews
This emblematic site in the history of Avignon is known throughout the world in the famous song. Built in the 12th century, it was destroyed several times by spates on the Rhone River, before being rebuilt and finally abandoned in the 17th century.
Reviewed By homesteads - Brentwood, United KingdomBrentwood, United Kingdom
You have to go!!!
Go and tell people you have danced "sur le Pont D'Avignon". Learn about the history of the original bridge which was finished in the 13th century. Very good audio presentation which was free with the ticket. Very comprehensive and interesting. It is only
8. Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers)
4 based on 515 reviews
Historic cobblestoned street that is known for its many cafes and restaurants.
Reviewed By doublehlondon - Lincoln, United KingdomLincoln, United Kingdom
Buzzy vibe alongside industrial history!
We were recommended to visit this by a walking tour guide. It is a street if two halves: on one side it feels like a student zone, with cafes, clubs, ethnic-y shops, flats, etc. On the other is a narrow canal, complete with the remains of more than half a
9. Place de l'Horloge
4 based on 1375 reviews
Reviewed By Ray V - MaltaMalta
A square with a clock
The Place de l’Horologe is undoubtedly the hub of the city. It is a meeting place and a venue of reference where the in-crowd of Avignon congregate, apart from the imposing state buildings, it is lined with dining places, souvenir shops and leads to the c
10. Bloc Session
5 based on 1 reviews
The latest climbing gym from Bloc Session welcomes you in Avignon, in the commercial zone of Le Pontet. With 350m2 of climbing surface, nearly 150 routes and its astonishing reliefs, BS.6 offers climbing walls of all levels, for beginners to experts.
Reviewed By lupomatthieu - Marseille, FranceMarseille, France
Salle sympa conviviale
Petite séance à Bloc Session avignon. Blocs sympa bien ouvert plutôt typés grimpe en falaise. Personnel d'accueil toujours dispo pour un petit conseil. À tester ;)