Top Experiences in Avignon

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With its medieval walls and legacy of the 14th-century papacy, Avignon offers various experiences that will introduce you to the city's history and culture. You might take a guided walk to explore the impressive Palais des Papes and end your journey with a local glass of wine. Prefer to escape to the city's lush outskirts? Consider a bike ride across île de la Barthelasse to exercise and take in the views of the city. For wine enthusiasts, opt for a tasting at Châteauneuf-du-Pape, complete with a hearty lunch.
Palace of the Popes in Avignon
Avignon & the Pope's Palace Walking Tour
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...
Cycle Avignon's île de la Barthelasse
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...

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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