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max. 29 °C
min. 19 °C

Wind: 7 km/h
Precipitation forecast: 5,1 mm
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Mostly Cloudy 20.3 °C / Mostly Cloudy

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When to go to Avignon? (France)

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What to do in Avignon : Tips, places, hotels and restaurants

AvignonCity in southern France, Avignon is nicknamed the City of Popes and has about 90 000 inhabitants. The popes lived there in fact in the 14th century, and their palace stands in the center of the city, itself surrounded by ramparts. The festival held every summer in Avignon is the other major asset of the city, and its international reputation attracts many tourists. Avignon is accessed via the A7 motorway or via the A9 and by TGV from Paris. An airport also used to connect Avignon to England and Ireland. For travel in the city, there are 145 kilometers of bicycle paths and bicycle sharing system and a bus system that serves the entire city. To see first: the Papal Palace consists of two parts, the old palace built in 1334 by Benedict XII and the new palace in 1342 by Clement VI, the courtyard offers a beautiful setting at the theater festival; instead of Mirande; the Rocher des Doms, a beautiful garden with various species from which to admire the old town, the St. Benezet Bridge and the fort of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon; the Mint and its magnificent facade of the 17th century; instead of the clock; the Petit Palais museum with its collection of Italian paintings and avignonnaises; the Celestine monastery; the Chapel of Grey Penitents; Angladon museum, welcoming in a beautiful 18th century house of Cézanne's works, Van Gogh, Manet, Picasso and Foujita; the bridge of Avignon course (pont Saint Benezet). Besides the famous festival, you can also explore the luminescence, made light shows every night from August to October in the courtyard of the Palais des Papes, or Alterarosa, a biennial event around the rose that takes place may. Les Halles allow gourmands to buy local products. Avignon, a beautiful destination regardless of the season.


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