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.
For a little jaunt not far from Avignon
A medieval village between Avignon and the Alpilles
Facing Avignon, a village enjoying a good life
A profusion of pageantry and pleasure
A provençal village in the South of Avignon