Discover Avignon this summer

Located in the heart of Provence , in the south of France, Avignon is a tremendously attractive city, perfect to discover in summer. To its rich artistic and architectural heritage, we must add its cultural effervescence. And, as it is a university city, it enjoys that lively atmosphere throughout the year, making it an equally attractive option in winter.

If you still don’t know where to get away on vacation, there are many reasons to choose Avignon this summer. And, in addition, it is not too far, which can be an added advantage.

Cultural Avignon

Avignon rises majestically on the banks of the Rhone, and it is a city of great architectural beauty. In fact, the center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. It is a walled city, and its walls, despite dating from the 14th century, are still in good condition today.

Visiting Avignon is not stopping to be surprised by incredible monuments. Like the great Papal Palace , a great medieval Gothic construction, which was the residence of popes since it was completed in 1370. Its enormous size draws attention. It is made up of the Old Palace and the New Palace. You should also visit the Romanesque cathedral of Notre Dame des Doms and, of course, the Avignon Bridge or Pont St-Bénézet, one of the symbols of the city. It was built in the 12th century and at that time it was the only bridge that could be used to cross the Rhone in its southern section.

But one of the attractions of the city in summer is undoubtedly the Avignon Festival , which this year will celebrate its 67th edition from July 5 to 26. Contemporary performing arts have their star date here: theater, dance and music to enjoy the beauty.