Avignon, small in size but big in history!
Travel back in time at the Palais des Papes
, dance on the Avignon Bridge
, experience the treasures of the Petit Palais.
The city of the Popes, endowed with an exceptional heritage thanks to the arrival of the Popes in the Middle Ages.
The Palace of the Popes in Avignon is the largest of the Gothic constructions of the Middle Ages. Both fortress and palace, the papal residence was the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century.
Avignon is also known for its Bridge and its famous Chanson…!
High place of contemporary creation, Avignon is also known as being the most important manifestation of theater and live performance in the world, by the number of creations and spectators gathered.
More information : Festival d'Avignon
- Palace of the Popes
- Saint Bénezet Bridge
- The Basilica of Notre Dame des Doms
- Petit Palais Museum
- Calvet Museum
- Lapidary Museum
- Y. Lambert Collection
- Angladon Museum
- Vouland Museum
- Requiem Museum
- Museum of the Mount of Piety
- Roure Palace
- Jean Vilar house
Pont du Gard
The Pont du Gard is an aqueduct bridge built by the Romans in the 1st century AD.
It is exceptional in its dimensions since, at 49 meters high
, it is the highest Roman aqueduct in the world
It is made up of 3 rows of superimposed arches (6 arches on the first level, 11 arches on the second level and 47 arches originally), which is also an extremely rare achievement for the time. Finally, it is remarkable for its excellent state of preservation which has earned it today being admired as a masterpiece of human creative genius.
It is the only example of an ancient 3-story bridge still standing today.
The site is accessible 7 days a week, all year round, with variable hours depending on the season.
Every summer, to share with family, at nightfall, come and share a sublime experience in a unique atmosphere.
The monument is dressed in light to offer visitors a moment of contemplation.
A work all in perspective, where the colors sublimate the architecture of the stone colossus.
The ancient theater of Orange, built during the reign of Augustus in the 1st century BC. by the veterans of the IIᵉ legion of Julius Caesar, is one of the best-preserved Roman theaters in the world. It still has an impressive exterior wall with the original elevation.
Able to accommodate 10,000 px.
- les Chorégies: Every summer there is a lyric art festival.