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Avignon - not to be missed!

Avignon - not to be missed! 84000 Avignon fr

Avignon, once the residence of the Popes in the Middle Ages, is still a vibrant destination today.

Visitors can see the Palais des Papes, the famous pont d'Avignon, the amparts, churches and chapels, which are all unique to the city. The home of a prestigious contemporary theatre festival, and the European city of culture in 2000, Avignon has a taste for the avant-garde.

 

Not to be missed

 

Festive Avignon

The Avignon Festival brings theatre to the city for 3 weeks in July, when 600 participating theatre companies turn the town into a vast stage for an artistic showcase.

 

Getting there

  • Avignon high-speed train station: Direct high-speed trains to Paris (2 hrs 40 mins), Charles de Gaulle airport, Lille, Lyon, Geneva, Brussels and more
  • Avignon Centre station: high-speed train, Eurostar Avignon-London in the summer
  • Avignon Caumont airport: 8 km from Avignon: direct flights to Paris Orly Ouest 4 times per day. To Southampton (Flybe) from May to October 3 times a week.
  • Motorways A7 and A9
  • Major roads RN 7 and RN 100

Contact

Tourist Office
41 cours Jean Jaurès BP 8
84004 Avignon Cedex 1
Tel: 33 (0)4 32 74 32 74
Fax: 33 (0)4 90 82 95 03

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