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

Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon, France Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Castles More
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4.5 based on 9673 reviews

Palais des Papes

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

Montee du Moulin off pl. du Palais, Avignon, France Nature & Parks, Gardens
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1615 reviews

Rocher des Doms

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

Place Pie, Avignon, France Shopping, Flea & Street Markets
Excellent
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4.5 based on 503 reviews

Avignon Les Halles

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

Place du Palais, Avignon, France Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Historic Sites, Art Museums More
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4 based on 400 reviews

Musee du Petit Palais

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

36 boulevard Saint Roch, 84000, Avignon, France Transportation, Tramways
Excellent
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4 based on 824 reviews

Petit Train Avignon

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

| Ile de la Barthelasse, 84000, Avignon, France Nature & Parks, Other, Sights & Landmarks, Islands, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods More
Excellent
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4.5 based on 418 reviews

Ile de la Barthelasse

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)

Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000, Avignon, France Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Bridges More
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4 based on 4012 reviews

Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)

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)

Avignon, France Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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4 based on 515 reviews

Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers)

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

Avignon, France Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
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4 based on 1375 reviews

Place de l'Horloge

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

15 rue des Vanniers, 84130 Le Pontet, Avignon, France Fun & Games, Sports Complexes
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5 based on 1 reviews

Bloc Session

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 ;)

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