Avignon, the Popes' Palace, Theatre festival, Saint Bénezet bridge

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.

Map of Avignon

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  • Rue Teinturiers
  • Villeneuve Lez Avignon
Cities & villages around Avignon
Avignon, Cité des Papes
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.
Noves, village de traditions
Over 2,000 years old, the home town of LAURE DE NOVES immortalized by the poet PETRARCH
Villeneuve lès Avignon
The village 5 minutes drive from Avignon, just across the Rhone river. Discover the Chartreuse, the St André Fort, the Philippe Le Bel Tower...
 
Sites & monuments in Avignon and surroundings
Sur le Pont d'Avignon
In the Middle Ages, the Pont Saint Bénezet bridge was part of one of the most important pilgrimage routes between Italy and Spain.
 
Reports on Avignon and surroundings
Cinéma Utopia
Art and experimental cinema at the foot of the Popes' Palace.
Festival d'Avignon
The Avignon Theatre Festival has become, since its creation by Jean Vilar in 1947, an essential summer stopover in the cultural life of France. Discover the great stages in its history.
Les Papes en Avignon
Biography of the popes and anti-popes who resided in Avignon.
 
Museums in Avignon and surroundings
Collection Lambert en Avignon
Museum of Contemporary Art situated in a 18th century mansion, in Avignon.
Epicurium
Epicurium’s permanent exhibition invites you to immerse your senses in the world of fruit and vegetables
Le Musée du Vin Brotte
How to learn and and do research about the wine.
Maison Jean Vilar
Exhibitions, collections, resource centre and video library about the performing arts
Musée Angladon
Presents the collection of the famous arts patron Jacques Doucet.
Musée Calvet
This fine Arts and Archaeology museum today houses works of art from the 16th to 20th century
Musée du Petit Palais
An exceptional journey through the heart of the artistic creation of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Musée Louis Vouland
A prestigious collection of decorative arts in Avignon.
Pierre Salinger
A "Hommage to Pierre Salinger, where his memoires will be presented...
 
Agenda of Avignon and surroundings

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