Avignon in Provence

Avignon Capital of Provence

The charm of a Provencal town capital of the Côtes du Rhône! Who does not know the bridge of Avignon? "Sur le Pont d'Avignon we dance, we dance ..." Discover the history of the different versions of the legendary song. The walk on the balcony deck offers a view on the Tour Philippe le Bel, Fort St Andrew, the Palace of the Popes and the Petit Palais. A city with an amazing heritage ...

Its Theatre Festival

Nicknamed "City of Popes" or "Altera Roma", Avignon preserves the inalterable print of the stay of the Popes in the city which was for some time the capital of the medieval West. Today she is a radiant cultural capital with its theater festival recognized worldwide.

Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Avignon Festival is today one of the most important international events in the contemporary performing arts. Every year in July, Avignon becomes a theater town, transforming its architectural heritage into various performance venues, majestic or surprising, welcoming tens of thousands of lovers of theater for all generations

In a short time, visitors can visit the most varied sites: Pont du Gard, Nimes, Arles, the Camargue, Luberon and Ventoux, Baux de Provence, St Rémy and the Alpilles are on the outskirts of the city. The variety of attractions and sites to visit can enrich your trip to Provence.

The Papal Palace and Art

The seat of Christianity, nine successive popes in Avignon in the fifteenth century. The Papal Palace, imposing fortress and sumptuous palace is the symbol of the power of Christianity and the temporal and spiritual power exercised by the papacy at that time.

Two builder popes, Benedict XII and Clement VI were built in less than twenty years (1335-1352) the largest Gothic palace.

It is the largest Gothic palace, his visit to discover the great state rooms that have hosted the ceremonies and feasts, chapels with painted decorations, private papal apartments and terraces from which one discovers a wonderful view of the city of Avignon and the Rhone.

Priceless frescoes can be admired in the chapels and the private apartments of the Popes. They show the innovative work of the schools of French and Italian paintings. Some painted decorations are attributed to the famous Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti