Avignon has an architectural heritage unique in Europe, which bears witness to a period of nearly a century during which the popes presided over this city's destiny. The old medieval ramparts still encircle the historical center, where large buildings dating from the Middle Ages or the Renaissance still remain. The Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace) is the largest building known from its time and is today an essential tourist attraction center in Provence. The collections of the Petit Palais (Small Palace) museum reveal real treasures, and art lovers come from across the world to admire them.
If you are staying in the former city of the popes, enjoy your vacation in Avignon to go and discover green Provence. PARISCityVISION has selected the best day trips from Avignon, with a selection of day excursions. Go off to discover the wineries and wine domains of Provence, explore the villages perched in the Luberon, contemplate the famous lavender fields, be intoxicated by the thousand-and-one aromas and flavors of the provençal markets and go off to discover the most beautiful historical monuments of the old Comtat Venaissin and Provence. The panorama is magnificent, often dominated by the silhouette of Mont Ventoux, giant of Provence which culminates at nearly 2000 meters of altitude.
Book your trip around Avignon now, and enjoy a tourist day trip for a cultural or culinary adventure during your vacation and an excursion full of memories and emotions.
This guided tour of Provence will show you some of the iconic place of the Mediterranean: an audio-guide tour of the Palais des Papes in Avignon, free time in Les Baux-de-Provence and at the Pont du Gard (one of the most beautiful villages in France). Transport by train from Paris.
Dive into the lavender ocean on Valensole Plateau
Discover the highlights of Provence during a full-day tour from Avignon
Visit the highlights of Provence and indulge your tasting-buds with a wine-tasting during this comprehensive full-day tour.
A scenic drive to the so picturesque Luberon region
Enjoy an half-day tour dedicated to architecture and history
An unforgettable afternoon trip to discover the highlights of Provence region
An ideal-trip for the culture and wine-lovers