Avignon and the surroundings

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


An ideal departure point for your excursions in Provence.


A medieval village between Avignon and the Alpilles


A village in the heart of the vineyards with a view of the Mont Ventoux


Facing Avignon, a village enjoying a good life


A Provençal village between the Alpilles and the Montagnette

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A village sits on a hill offering panoramic views over the Comtat Venaissin and the Mont Ventoux.


A provençal village in the South of Avignon


A profusion of pageantry and pleasure


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.

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