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Avignon

Avignon

Avignon, with its rich and historically significant past, is recognized as a world heritage site and is definitely worth a visit! Avignon hosts an exceptional yearly theatre festival and international art exhibitions in a lovely, historic environment. Dozens of churches/ chapels and evidence of Roman history are all on display, giving the city of the Popes its unique atmosphere. Add great wine and fine dining - Avignon is an unforgettable must-see destination in the heart of Provence.

Just across the bridge, find Villeneuve-les-Avignon - a charming medieval town. Home of the cardinals of the Popes court to Avignon in the fourteenth century, the village is just 10 minute’s walk from Avignon, boasts a rich architectural heritage.

AREAS OF INTEREST

Palace of the Popes, Avignon

Palace of the Popes

Going through any of the seven doors of the superbly preserved walls one discovers the city of the Popes. The Palace of the Popes built in the 14th century overlooks a lively square. Nearby are the museums the Petit Palais and Palais du Roure, not far from the famous Pont d'Avignon. (Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon
Open from 9AM to 7PM)

Le Pont d’Avignon / Le Pont St Bénézet

A famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon

Square and Ramparts

Take your time wandering about the streets of Avignon. The ancient streets, the courtyards of the private mansions and renovated facades will all charm you! One of the most elegant streets is the rue Joseph Vernet, adjacent to the Calvet museum and the Requien Museum.

Avignon Museum

Avignon Museum

Don't miss the Antiquaire quarter, the Place de l'Horloge or the Chemin de Ronde which will take you to the Rocher des Doms. From the top of the ramparts you can understand why the site was chosen for a fort: Avignon stands high above the immense plains of the Rhône River and is the strategic point of the whole valley.

Avignon Cathedral

The theater festival has made Avignon important in modern times. Started in 1947 by Jean Vilar, every year between the 10th of July and the 5th of August nearly 120,000 spectators come to discover new talent or admire those actors already known. These shows (dance, theater or music) are enhanced by the backdrop of Avignon’s rich history.

Avignon Historic City

The Off Festival is a series of street shows set up by would-be actors and is considered to be an excellent work experience for these aspiring young people. Late at night when the shows are over, the terraces fill up with actors and spectators alike - all creating a unique atmosphere found only in Avignon in the summer.

L’abbaye de St Andre

Remarkable gardens (villeneuve les Avignons)
Rue Montée du Fort, 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

WEEKLY MARKET & SUPERMARKETS

WEEKLY MARKET occurs on Tuesday and Friday mornings in Avignon, and Tuesday morning in Villeneuve les Avignon.

SUPERMARKET options include:

Carrefour City, Intramural, Avignon
23 Rue de la République, 84000 Avignon
Open from 7am t 10pm, Sundays from 7am to 12 :30pm

You have 2 commercial areas with large groceries store like Auchan, Carrefour.

BAKERIES & BREAD SHOPS

IN AVIGNON

La Fabrique des Saveurs

  • Address: 2 rue Grivolas, 84000 Avignon
  • Open daily from 6:00AM to 7:30PM, closed Wednesdays

Bella Ciao

  • Address: 43 Rue des Fourbisseurs, 84 000 Avignon
  • Open daily from 11AM to 7PM except Tuesdays from 4Pm to 7Pm
  • Closed Sundays and Mondays

Patrick Mallard, Pastries Shop

  • Address: 22 Rue vieux Sextier, 84 000 Avignon
  • Open from 10AM to 7PM, closed Sundays

 

IN VILLENEUVE-LES-AVIGNON

Marcelin (Bakery and Pastry Shop)

  • Address :18 Rue de la République, 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
  • Tel : +33 (0)4 90 88 13 57

RESTAURANTS

IN AVIGNON

Restaurant La Mirande

La Mirande

  • Adress: 4 Place de l'Amirande, 84000 Avignon
  • Tel : +33 (0)4 90 14 20 20

La Fourchette

  • Address : 17 Rue Racine, 84000 Avignon
  • Tel : +33 (0) 4 90 85 20 93
  • Open from Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner
  • Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Bistrot Balthazar

  • Address : 74 Place des Corps Saints, 84000 Avignon
  • Tel : +33 (0) 4 88 07 36 09
  • Open all day from Monday to Saturday
  • Closed Sundays

 

IN VILLENEUVE-LES-AVIGNON

Le 7

L’Aubergine

  • Address :15 Rue de la République, 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
  • Tel : +33(0)4 90 90 05 64
  • Open 7 days a week

Le 7

  • Address: 1 Rue des Frères Reboul, 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
  • Tel : +33(0) 6 84 80 17 27

Le Prieuré

  • Address :7 Place du Chapitre, 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
  • Tel : +33(0) 4 90 15 90 15

Please note that most restaurants in Provence do not open until 7:30 in the evening. Reservations are needed in the high season, especially for groups.

WINERIES & VINEYARDS

Château d’Aqueria

Chateau d’Aqueria, Tavel Wine
Château d'Aqueria, 30126 Tavel
Tel :(0) 4 66 50 04 56
Open from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Chateauneuf du Pape, vignoble Mayard
24 Avenue Baron le Roy, Hôtel Particulier de la Marquise de Senonzan, 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Tel : +33(0) 4 90 83 70 16

Chateauneuf du Pape, Domaine du Clos Montolivet
3 Chemin du Bois de la Ville, 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Tel : +33(0) 4 90 83 72 46
Open from Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 6pm

Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.

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