You can’t go to the South of France and not see Avignon.
A working mum and a passionate blogger based in Provence, Déborah Pam is at hand to show you around the Papal City.
Avignon: capital of the Côtes du Rhône
Throughout the famous Avignon Festival, the courtyard at the Maison des Vins becomes a pop-up bar with music in the air. I love stopping by to sample some wines from local producers.
6 rue des Trois Faucons - Open 7pm to 11pm (in July only)
The Carré du Palais: for the foodies!
A restaurant with a bistro vibe, a wine tasting cellar and a wine school can all be found in this unique venue, a showcase for wine tourism in the Rhône Valley and the Côte du Rhône appellation.
1 Place du Palais - open 8am to 11pm (closed Mondays)
Carré du Palais (in french)
The Doms Garden: a leafy garden and lofty vantage point
The Rocher des Doms park has been a popular place for locals to relax since the 18th century. It affords unbeatable views of the Rhône’s landscape and Mont Ventoux.
The Papal Palace: travel through time with Histopad
Dive into the past at Europe’s biggest Gothic palace, with a 3D treasure hunt for the whole family.
In the heart of Avignon’s old town
Palais des Papes
Les Halles: the gourmet market
If you like cooking and treating your taste buds, how could you possibly not stop at this huge indoor market? My favourite stall? “Chez les Filles”!
Place Pie - open every morning (closed Mondays)
La Mirande: for an indulgent break
Slip through the doors of this former livery, now a five star hotel. You’ll also love its Christmas market. It’s a great opportunity to explore a building with a rich history.
Behind the Papal Palace – Place de l’Amirande
La Rue des Teinturiers: the street where artists hang out
Avignon’s most distinctive street, it’s a must-see during the Festival. We love wandering along it or simply sitting to people-watch.
Behind Place Pie
Les Fabricateurs: artisans, artists and makers
Follow the giraffe to discover the boutiques and artists’ spaces that form this Avignon collective!
All over Avignon (in french)
Tuk-Tuk: for dodging about
Order a Tuk-Tuk for a unique way to get around!
Barthelasse Island: for the views of Avignon’s bridge
Cross the Rhône on the river shuttle, or on foot, and take in the views. You can even try and paddle up to the St Bénezet bridge in a canoe!
Île du Rhône, opposite!
Experience more of Avignon:
- Plan de Leon: a mini map to find your way around
- My Vizito: an app to make your visit to Avignon easier
- Avignon Passion: discounts for the whole family