Avignon, once the residence of the Popes in the Middle Ages, is still a vibrant destination today. Visitors can see the Palais des Papes, the famous pont d'Avignon, the amparts, churches and chapels, which are all unique to the city. The home of a prestigious contemporary theatre festival, and the European city of culture in 2000, Avignon has a taste for the avant-garde.
Not to be missed
Avignon Passion Pass
Welcome to Avignon and Villeneuve-les-Avignon. Discounted prices are offered by monuments, museums and excursion operators. Pay the full price in the first place you visit, then the rest of your visits and excursions are discounted for the whole family (5 people maximum).
The Avignon Festival brings theatre to the city for 3 weeks in July, when 600 participating theatre companies turn the town into a vast stage for an artistic showcase.