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Avignon

Highly recommended
Avignon
The Essential
Highly recommended
From 1309 to 1377, seven French popes succeeded one another in Avignon, much to Rome's displeasure. The Supreme Pontiffs lived the good life in their palace and were envied by all. Today, the palace hosts the Festival d'Avignon's "In" events, while the "Off" takes place within the ramparts. The exceptional architectural wealth of Avignon was recognised in 1995 with the naming of the Palais des Papes and Pont Saint Bénézet as Unesco World Heritage sites.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Avignon

Papal Palace Papal Palace
Papal Palace
This 15 000m Palais des Papes is made up
2:00
Saint-Bénézet Bridge Saint-Bénézet Bridge
Saint-Bénézet Bridge
The «Bridge of Avignon» which was in
1:00
Rocher des Doms
Rocher des Doms
This lovely garden of multiple essences
1:30
Petit Palais
Petit Palais
The Pope bought Cardinal Arnaud de Via's
2:00
Lapidary museum - archaeological collection of the Fondation Calvet
Lapidary museum - archaeological collection of the Fondation Calvet
Behind the Baroque façade of the Jesuit
1:30
Musée Calvet
Musée Calvet
This museum founded by Dr Esprit Calvet
1:30