CITY OF HERITAGE AND CULTURE

Heart of Provence

 

Avignon, former Papal city, is one of the most prestigious convention and meeting centres in the South of France, in the heart of Provence. Avignon’s cultural and touring attractiveness is unrivalled.


CITY OF HERITAGE AND CULTURE, Avignon is known the world over for its historical architecture, the international Avignon Theatre Festival and the lifestyle of Provence.

 

Zoom + Honour Courtyard at the Palace of the Popes

Honour Courtyard at the Palace of the Popes

CAPITAL OF THE COTES DU RHONE WINE, Avignon is ranked as UNESCO World Heritage, and was European City of Culture in the year 2000.

 

 

Zoom + Senanque Abbey – Gordes

Senanque Abbey – Gordes

NESTLED IN THE VERY HEART OF PROVENCE, just 2 hours and 38 minutes from Paris, with a beautiful TGV station 5 minutes from the centre city, Avignon is the ideal destination to discover the natural beauty of the region, in Camargue, the Luberon, the Alpilles, along the Wine Roads...

SPECIAL EVENTS ALL YEAR LONG

Avignon is renowned for its theatre festival, founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, which draws the latest in contemporary performing arts creations each summer. The “Off” festival has sprung up in the wake of the Avignon festival and offers over 900 different companies who turn Avignon into an immense and joyful stage throughout the month of July. In February, “Les Hivernales” winter contemporary dance festival shines the light on every aspect of dance. In between these two leading events, the city of Avignon offers countless cultural opportunities in every season.

 

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