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The essentials

Avignon in 24h

Are you staying in Avignon for just one day (you’ll be able to come back 😉 )? Then here are our recommendations to make sure you don’t miss any of the essentials!

Experience #1

Avignon's finest

Start your discovery with the city’s most emblematic landmark: the Palais des Papes. The residence of the 14th-century pontiffs and a Unesco World Heritage site, it is the most important Gothic palace in the world!

Once the tour is over, there’s still a long list of places to discover, so here are a few suggestions:
The Pont d’Avignon or Pont Saint-BĂ©nezet, the basilique mĂ©tropolitaine Notre-Dame des Doms and the jardin du Rocher des Doms, the Halles, l’Ăźle de la Barthelasse

Expert advice

Go to the Tourist Office to pick up some valuable tips and good plans!

We recommend taking the Avignon City Pass to enjoy the destination at a low price as well as a maximum number of experiences!

Also take the opportunity to ask for the Loisirs & Patrimoine guide, your Bible for discovering the city! In particular, this brochure presents heritage sites to visit in Avignon and Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, as well as themed walking tours to do on your own.

Experience #2

Typical squares and alleyways

Encircled by ramparts, the historic center has built its operation around the small squares of the intramuros: each has built its history, its reputation, its uniqueness. Under the Provencal sun, Avignon’s squares are today an essential symbol of its art of living. In the shade of a plane tree, lulled by the sound of cicadas, savor the passing of time…

Expert advice

Let yourself be guided through the maze of Avignon’s alleyways as they reveal their secrets. Look up: treasures adorn the facades!

Needing a refreshment? Don’t pass up a glass of Pac Ă  l’eau in the shade of a plane tree. It’s the real taste of Provence in your glass!

Experience #3

In the evening

To occupy your evening in an unusual way, why not take a guided tour?
Vincent des Noctambules d’Avignon offers 3 themed guided tours as soon as night falls. These tours will enable you to see the city from a different angle, in the light of the illuminated buildings, in a quieter, more intimate atmosphere.

Expert advice

The souvenir photo on the banks of the Barthelasse island, for a unobstructed view of the Pont d’Avignon and the city of the popes at sunset!

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