Named the City of the Popes or Altera Roma, Avignon retains the indelible mark of the Popes’ stay in the city, which was for a while the capital of the Medieval western world. Today, it is a prestigious cultural capital with its world-renowned Theatre Festival.
Bordering the departments of the Gard and the Bouches du Rhône, the environs of Avignon abound in gems waiting to be discovered.
A Provençal village between the Alpilles and the Montagnette
A village sits on a hill offering panoramic views over the Comtat Venaissin and the Mont Ventoux.
A village in the heart of the vineyards with a view of the Mont Ventoux
A profusion of pageantry and pleasure
A provençal village in the South of Avignon
An ideal departure point for your excursions in Provence.
At the foot of its hill and the fortress of the Counts of Provence, Châteaurenard, "the market town", is a peaceful little Provencal town. The history of Châteaurenard can be discovered in the stones of its 13th and 15th century medieval castle, the former fortress of the Counts of Provence.
Facing Avignon, a village enjoying a good life
For a little jaunt not far from Avignon
A medieval village between Avignon and the Alpilles