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Why Go on a Tour of Avignon

One of the most beautiful cities of the Provence region in France, Avignon, is a true charm on the banks of the Rhône River which enjoys a privileged location among the other cities of the country.

Being the great French city of popes as well as an important center of arts and Catholicism, Avignon boasts a majestic old town. Surrounded by beautiful battlements, it preserves numerous treasures, including amazing monuments and museums, impressively decorated buildings, ancient churches, chapels and monasteries that are worth travelers’ attention.

If you are planning an upcoming Avignon tour and thinking of how to enrich your Avignon travel itinerary, we advise you start your city exploration from the largest Gothic palace in Europe, listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the 14th-century Palais des Papes.

Avignon is also famous for its iconic remains of the medieval bridge Pont Saint-Bénézet with 4 arches and the tiny chapel to St. Nicholas.

The other attraction of Avignon you can't miss is the gorgeous Notre-Dame des Doms, notable for a 14th-century Gothic carving masterpiece, the mausoleum of Pope John XXII, and the gilded statue of the Virgin Mary crowning the western tower.

Apart from a number of various cultural sights, the heart of Provence is a real mecca for gourmets and French cuisine lovers. Indeed, Avignon is one of the best places in southern France to set off on a wine tour and just enjoy the relaxing pace of French life.

Top 3 Things to Do in Avignon

  • Stroll in the bohemian quarter and the Rue des Teinturiers
  • Take a photo near the majestic Palace of the Popes
  • Spend a lovely evening with local wine in one of the restaurants
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Dive into the remnants of history and stroll through the gardens and palaces of Paris during a number of guided tours. Explore the most iconic places such the Eifel Tower, the emblem of the city, and one of the world's greatest museum, the Louvre. Find many gems hiding around Avignon, and all must-sees such as the Popes’ Palace and the Hill-top Villages of Luberon.

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