Top Experiences in Avignon

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Palace of the Popes in Avignon
3 hours
Small group
Explore the historical center of Avignon on a walking tour with a passionate local. You'll start by climbing to the top of the fortified medieval city walls, enjoying a view of Avignon stretching along the Rhône River. As you walk, listen to stories and facts about the rich historical past of Avignon, where the papacy was established in the early 14th century. Next, head inside the Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace), the largest gothic-style palace in Europe. In this maze of galleries, chambers, and chapels, enjoy luxurious furnishings and sumptuous decoration from the medieval period. Continue along the cobbled streets to the Place de l'Horloge, where you'll discover the secret of the painted windows. Then, observe the Town Hall topped with its clock tower and enjoy touring the theater. Your tour will end with a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine served in an intimate and historical place, mostly known by the locals.Discover more unique experiences in Avignon.
2 hours
Small group
Discover what's beyond the center of the medieval Avignon with a bike tour of its scenic île de la Barthelasse, an island in the middle of the Rhône River. You'll cycle through over 1,500 acres (700 hectares) of green space, complete with scenic bike paths and rich animal life. Enjoy the refreshing Avignon countryside and stop to admire incredible views of the city and its famous Pont Saint-Bénézet bridge (Pont d'Avignon). Leave the hustle of the city and its tourists behind and discover the authentic side of Provence. You'll pedal through farmland featuring fruit orchards and rows of vegetables, distilleries, olive oil mills, and more. Along the way, stop to learn more about the local agricultural scene, meet with some of the farmers, and savor the fresh product.Discover more unique experiences in Avignon.

Experiences in Avignon, France

Claude Monet's Gardens
Top Cultural Experiences in France

Many travelers choose France specifically for its unique and diverse culture. Explore Paris for its food, literature, and cabaret, visit Normandy for its art (including Claude Monet's gardens), and escape to the Loire Valley for chateaus, palaces, castles, and more. When ready, head to the south and peruse the unique cuisine and culture of the French Riviera and Provence, plus romantic hilltop villages and medieval riverside hamlets.

Charming streets of Aix
Best Things to Do in Aix-en-Provence

Known as "mini Paris," Aix-en-Provence sits in the heart of the Provence region, known for its charm, lavender, wine, and unique signature cuisine. Spend time exploring these claims to fame with cooking classes, wine tastings, drives through lavender fields, and walking tours. Then head out into the countryside and discover more Provençal charm, such as in the city of Avignon, the scenic hilltop villages of Luberon, or the impressive Verdon Canyon.

The lavender fields of Provence
Best Things to Do in Provence

Provence's claim to fame might be its rolling lavender fields, but there's a lot more to enjoy in this region of France. It's a gastronomically rich area filled with vineyards, olive groves, and agricultural land, so tasting or preparing its Provençal cuisine is a must. You can also enjoy wine tastings and exploring historic villages like Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and other hamlets dotting the hills.

Palace of the Popes in Avignon
Best Things to Do in Avignon

The historic town of Avignon sits on the left bank of the famous Rhône River, its claim to fame being the incredible Palais des Papes, the largest Gothic palace ever built. Explore the city by walking or cycling among grand 14th-century monuments while surrounded by unique history. Then take advantage of Avignon's surrounding countryside and discover the heart of Provence, from lavender fields and vineyards to the region's signature cuisine.

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