Once an important centre of communication and trade in the Medieval era
due to its strategic location at the confluence of the mighty Rhône and Durance rivers, Avignon is a grand city steeped in rich history. Ringed by beautifully preserved 800-year-old stone ramparts
, Avignon is a hub of magnificent art and architecture, oozing medieval character at every turn.
Marvel at the medieval fortress and papal palace
, Palais des Papes, and stop for a picture-postcard moment on the romantic Pont d'Avignon as it arches over the Rhône river.
Wander down the ancient, cobbled streets and pass by inviting boutiques; stop for a cafe au lait at one of the cafes spilling out onto the leafy squares.
They say that once you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site
of Avignon, it will steal your heart and you will never want to leave; a city so ancient, full of life, youth, art, music, history and activity.