A selection of the best hotels in Avignon

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Avignon destination guide

Avignon, one of the major artistic centres of the country, is the ultimate destination on your luxury heritage break in France. Surrounded by high stone ramparts, Avignon is a wonderful mix of chic and perfectly preserved medieval splendour, its setting as colourful as its history.

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The 14th century Palais des Papes marking the skyline with its wonderful ornate spires and powerful turrets and the 12th century Pont Saint Bénezet or “Pont d’Avignon” made famous by the eponymous children’s song, are the city’s two major attractions. However, there is much more to do in Avignon than dancing on that famous bridge on your special city break in France! Discover incredible museums, cobbled streets and squares, shop at elegant designer boutiques and jewellers, and taste delicious Provencal cuisine in fabulous restaurants.

The best season to visit Avignon is definitely July as a festival, devoted to music, arts and theatre, runs throughout the entire month. For several weeks, the town turns into a vast artistic stage. If you are an art aficionado, the city is the perfect place to visit on your leading art and design break in France.

EATING AND DRINKING

Check out our selection of the best restaurants in Avignon where you can taste delicious Provencal cuisine.

  1. Hiély-Lucullus - Enjoy classic cuisine with a modern twist in a 1900’s art nouveau setting where you can taste the traditional tripe and trotters’, Provencal style.
  2. Christian Étienne - This Michelin-starred restaurant is one of the best in Avignon thanks to its outstanding and inventive cuisine.
  3. La Vieille Fontaine - The delicious regional cuisine of this Michelin-starred restaurant can either be served in the restaurant or on the terrace under the shade of a 250-year-old plane tree.
  4. Le Diapason - Situated on the outskirts of Avignon, this great restaurant offers delicious French specialities.
CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

Rich with culture and impressive with historical attractions, Avignon is one of the most interesting cities in Provence.

  1. Palais des Papes - This UNESCO World Heritage site was the residence of the sovereign pontiffs in the 14th century. It is also the largest gothic palace in the world.
  2. Pont Saint Benezet - Built in the 12th century, this emblematic site is known throughout the world in the famous song “Sur le pont d’Avignon”.
  3. Musée du Petit Palais - The Musée du Petit Palais houses one of the most important collections of Italian Primitives outside of Italy.
  4. Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms - This 12th century cathedral features elaborate Papal tombs and a magnificent treasury room.
THINGS TO DO

Avignon offers a wide range of things to do and see. Here is our selection of the best activities not to be missed.

  1. Avignon Festival - In July, the Festival d'Avignon programmes more than 40 different works in twenty different venues ranging from small chapels to the legendary Honour Courtyard in the Palace of the Popes.
  2. Rocher des Doms - After a five-minute stroll up a small hill, discover the lush oasis of the Rocher des Doms offering a refreshing refuge from the bustle of Avignon on a summer's day.
  3. Ile de la Barthelasse - Ile de la Barthelasse is a whole activity itself! You can do almost every kind of nature-based activities there from horse riding to camping.
  4. Rue des Teinturiers - Rue des Teinturiers is one of the prettiest, most historic and most fashionable spots in Avignon. Each July, it is the epicentre of Avignon's Festival.

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