"To arrive in Avignon under a beautiful autumn sunset, that's an admirable thing. Autumn, the setting sun, Avignon, these are three harmonies." - Victor Hugo.
The small town of Avignon in Souht-East France in Provence has everything that a larger one does. You can't pass through Vaucluse without stopping, and once there, you won't want to leave! An ideal destination for a change, you'll be enchanted by this historic town with its rich heritage. Avignon is one of the few French towns to have preserved all the sites and monuments that testify to its history.
But Avignon is also enlivened by a vibrant artistic and cultural scene with choice of theatres, cinemas, museums and festivals. It's a town full of life where you can stroll sunlit streets to discover both medieval buildings, and hotels typical of the Renaissance. In addition you can visit the Papal Palace, the Rocher des Doms with its public gardens, and of course, Saint-Bénézet, the real name for Avignon's bridge. In July, book your hotel in Avignon in advance and don't miss Avignon's festival, considered one of the most important arts festivals in the European calendar.