Avignon effortlessly combines spectacular historic architecture with a vibrant café culture deriving from its large student population. Encircled by 800-year old stone walls, Avignon is famous for its impressive medieval fortress, the Palais des Papes, which dates back to the era when the city was an important religious centre. Visitors to Avignon in July will also be able to enjoy a well-regarded performing arts festival.


What you’ll love most about Avignon

  • Explore the Palais des Papes, marvelling at its grandeur and rich history, where papal legacy comes alive through guided tours and immersive exhibitions, offering a glimpse into medieval power and intrigue
  • Wander through the enchanting streets of the Old Town, where every corner reveals hidden gems, from charming cafes to boutique shops, inviting you to immerse yourself in the vibrant Provencal atmosphere
  • Climb to the dizzying heights of the Rocher des Doms, overlooking the Rhône River, to savour panoramic views of Avignon’s picturesque skyline, dotted with ancient landmarks and lush greenery, a photographer’s dream
  • Attend a mesmerising performance at the renowned Avignon Festival, where the city transforms into a stage for theatre, dance, and art, captivating audiences with its creativity and cultural diversity
  • Indulge in the culinary delights of Provence, from mouth-watering bouillabaisse to delicate lavender-infused desserts, as you sample the flavours of the region in quaint bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants
  • Embark on a leisurely cruise along the Rhône, soaking in the beauty of Avignon’s surroundings, where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see, offering wine enthusiasts the opportunity to savour exquisite Côtes du Rhône varietals

Where to Book

  • Fort St Andrew, Avignon France

  • Avignon aerial view of Pont Saint Benezet

  • Inside the Palace of the Popes, Avignon

  • Avignon and Rhone River aerial view

  • Main courtyard and pavilion, Carthusian Monastery, Chartreuse de Villeneuve, Avignon

  • Palace of the Popes, Avignon France

  • Saint Benezet Bridge Palace of the Popes, Avignon

  • Pont Saint Benezet medieval castle sunset during autumn in Avignon

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 10℃
  • 12℃
  • 16℃
  • 20℃
  • 24℃
  • 29℃
  • 31℃
  • 31℃
  • 26℃
  • 21℃
  • 15℃
  • 11℃
  • 11
  • 10
  • 11
  • 11
  • 12
  • 9
  • 6
  • 8
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 11

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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