Boy sitting on the Barthelasse facing the Pont d'Avignon. Credit: Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'AilleursBoy sitting on the Barthelasse facing the Pont d'Avignon. Credit: Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'Ailleurs
©Boy sitting on the Barthelasse facing the Pont d'Avignon. Credit: Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'Ailleurs|Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'Ailleurs

Nature break

Located in the heart of Provence, on the banks of the Rhône and just minutes from some of the southern region’s greatest natural sites, Avignon offers 1001 possibilities for a nature break to reconnect you to what’s essential… Whether you want to breathe, need to exercise, or simply have the curiosity to discover new landscapes, Avignon is lived… life-size!

Nature walks and hikes

Parks and gardens: the countryside in the city!

Avignon, a medieval city on a human scale, also gives you the opportunity to get close to nature, in the parks and gardens open to all and on the paths of the city’s “green lung”, the Barthelasse island, the largest river island in Europe; a little piece of green paradise just a stone’s throw from the ramparts.

Focus on the gardens of the Palais des Papes

The gardens of the Palais des papes, restored in 2020, offer a breath of fresh air halfway through your visit to the monument.

Avignon special

The palace gardens are free for residents of Avignon! Don’t wait any longer to discover them!

Garden events

Going green for good

What if you took the pretext of a stay in Avignon to start going green? With a listed city center that’s almost 100% pedestrian-friendly, local shops that give pride of place to short distribution channels, restaurants committed to responsible, high-quality cuisine, an urban farm, and numerous ecological initiatives, it’s child’s play to spend an eco-responsible vacation!

It’s child’s play to spend an eco-responsible vacation!

Avignon CitypassBenefit from the destination at the price
Earn more than 50€ on the tourist attractions of the City of Papes, direct access to museums and monuments of Avignon and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, discounts on your visiting guides and certain places. Activities, as well as your favorite station 24 or 48 hours!
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