Avignon and its surroundings
With the « Palais des Papes », the Pont d’Avignon, and the famous theatre Festival during July, Avignon remains the center of activity in the region. The city started to be renowned during the 14th century when it became one of the cradle of the papacy. It is a UNESCO World Heritage city thanks to its architectural, historical and cultural richness.
The Palais des Papes is the biggest gothic palace of the world with a surface of 15000m2. Take your time for the visit. When exiting, keep walking to the “rocher des Doms” which hide a beautiful garden with a viewpoint for the east side. Ouest side you can see the Bénezet bridge, world famous for the song “Sur le pont d’Avignon”.
You can also enjoy the view of Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, the Tower of Philippe The Fair and the Fort Saint-Jean, stunning constructions from the medieval times.
Located north of Avignon, it is a mecca for wine. Its emblazoned bottle have gained fame and international recognition.
Let yourself enjoy a visit to a winery.
Fortified medieval village north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is also the oldest Neolithic site in France.
West of Avignon, you can discover the shores of the Sorgue and its emblematic villages.
Fontaine de Vaucluse and its renewal: on an extraordinary site, the Sorgue source of fresh water, very peaceful during summer, becomes more tumultuous during spring. The Sorgue will then cross the plain of Comtat Venetian for the delight of fishermen and canoeists.
L’isle sur la Sorgue compared as a local Venice.
The festival des Sorgues in July is very coveted : cultural and artistic events in every village of the Sorgues area.