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Palais des Papes, Pont d'Avignon, lavender fields... Avignon's top 10 "Instagrammable" spots

Welcome to Avignon! Its cultural heritage, its picturesque streets, the song of the cicadas, the sun that gently gilds your skin, a good glass of Côtes du Rhône, the gentle Provencal way of life… But Avignon is also home to unmissable sites and more confidential places that are totally Instagrammable to immortalize your stay! To help you make the most of it, we’re sharing with you our subscribers’ 10 favorite spots… Follow the guide!

Spot #1

Place du Palais des Papes

The Place du Palais des Papes, with its terraces of cafés and restaurants, is the perfect place to enjoy a golden-hour view of the monumental façade of the Palais des Papes, the Hôtel de la Monnaie and the Cathédrale des Doms.


Wide-angle mode highly recommended!

Advice from Avignon

On this square in July, enjoy a lemonade or glass of wine before the Cour d’Honneur opens!


Spot #2

Le Pont Saint Bénezet

The Pont Saint Bénezet or Pont d’Avignon, with its breathtaking views of the Rhône, the Palais des Papes, Villeneuve lez Avignon and even Mont Ventoux.



Improvised dancing to immortalize in Reel

Avignon tip

At the end of the day, it’s the ideal spot for a romantic moment with your partner _


Spot #3

Le Rocher des Doms

The Rocher des Doms with its English garden rises 30m above the Rhône and was the cradle of the town.

The pluses

Ideal for taking panoramas from the Tour Philippe Le Bel to Mont Ventoux.

Advice from a native of Avignon

From sunrise to sunset, I take advantage of this magical place to recharge my batteries.


Spot #4

Rue de la Peyrolerie and the historic center

The beating heart of the historic center, to stroll its picturesque streets and enjoy the art of living à l’avignonnaise…



A limitless playground for your best shots!

Avignonnais advice

Special mention for rue de la Peyrolerie and place Saint-Pierre, not to be missed


Spot #5

Barthelasse Island

Ile de la Barthelasse, the largest river island in Europe, is just a stone’s throw from the historic town center.


A superzoom of the incredible sunset over the city of the Popes!

Avignon’s advice

Avignon’s must-see spots for a picnic with the family, your partner or your friends.


Spot #6

The lavender field

The lavender field in front of the Pont d’Avignon to strike a pose in front of Provence’s blue gold.



Put yourself in the pose and smile!

Avignonnais’ advice

An ephemeral spot to take advantage of in June and July!

Spot #7

Vaucluse departmental archives

The Archives départementales, located in the Palais des Papes, can be visited during the European Heritage Days and are open at different times of the year.

The pluses

A confidential and unique spot to immortalize in a reel!

The Avignon council

This imposing and mysterious place inevitably makes us think of Hogwarts!


Spot #8

Place des Châtaignes

The Place des Châtaignes, just a stone’s throw from the Palais des Papes, is the place to discover simple, convivial dining in a historic setting, with cobbled streets and ancient facades.

The pluses

The perfect moment for a boomerang from your table.

Advice from Avignon

A unique, sensory voyage of discovery of world cuisines.


Spot #9

Vox Populi

Pascale Palum’s atelier-showroom for her collection of unusual objects. A modern cabinet of curiosities.


The pluses

The mysterious, fairytale world is yours to share in reels!

Advice from avignonnais

The ideal spot for the curious and rare object enthusiasts.

Spot #10

The gardens of Saint-André Abbey

L’Abbaye Saint André for its magnificent Provençal and Italian-style gardens, which have been awarded the prestigious “remarkable garden” label!


Selfie stick for a romantic photo shoot!

Avignon’s advice

We take the opportunity to visit Fort Saint-André, which offers a 360° view of Avignon and the Rhône valley!