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Avignon and Villeneuve-les-Avignon

An unforgettable must-see destination in the heart of Provence.

What you need to know about Avignon and Villeneuve-les-Avignon

Avignon, with its rich and historically significant past, is recognized as a world heritage site and is definitely worth a visit! Avignon hosts an exceptional yearly theatre festival and international art exhibitions in a lovely, historic environment. Dozens of churches/ chapels and evidence of Roman history are all on display, giving the city of the Popes its unique atmosphere. Add great wine and fine dining - Avignon is an unforgettable must-see destination in the heart of Provence.

Just across the bridge, find Villeneuve-les-Avignon - a charming medieval town. Home of the cardinals of the Popes court to Avignon in the fourteenth century, the village is just 10 minute’s walk from Avignon, boasts a rich architectural heritage.

Bakeries / Bread Shops


Weekly Market

Tuesday and Friday morning in Avignon

Tuesday morning in Villeneuve les Avignon


Please note that most restaurants in Provence do not open until 7:30 in the evening. Reservations are needed in the high season, especially for groups.





Carrefour city, intramural, Avignon
23 Rue de la République, 84000 Avignon
Open from 7am t 10pm, Sundays from 7am to 12 :30pm

You have 2 commercial areas with large groceries store like Auchan, Carrefour


Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.

Chateau d’Aqueria, Tavel Wine
Château d'Aqueria, 30126 Tavel
Tel :(0) 4 66 50 04 56
Open from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Chateauneuf du Pape, vignoble Mayard
24 Avenue Baron le Roy, Hôtel Particulier de la Marquise de Senonzan, 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Tel : +33(0) 4 90 83 70 16

Chateauneuf du Pape, Domaine du Clos Montolivet
3 Chemin du Bois de la Ville, 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Tel : +33(0) 4 90 83 72 46
Open from Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 6pm

Areas of Interest

Avignon - Palace of the Popes
Going through any of the seven doors of the superbly preserved walls one discovers the city of the Popes. The Palace of the Popes built in the 14th century overlooks a lively square. Nearby are the museums the Petit Palais and Palais du Roure, not far from the famous Pont d'Avignon.
Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon
Open from 9AM to 7PM

Le Pont d’Avignon / Le Pont St Bénézet
A famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon

Square and ramparts
Take your time wandering about the streets of Avignon. The ancient streets, the courtyards of the private mansions and renovated facades will all charm you! One of the most elegant streets is the rue Joseph Vernet, adjacent to the Calvet museum and the Requien Museum.

Avignon Museum
Don't miss the Antiquaire quarter, the Place de l'Horloge or the Chemin de Ronde which will take you to the Rocher des Doms. From the top of the ramparts you can understand why the site was chosen for a fort: Avignon stands high above the immense plains of the Rhône River and is the strategic point of the whole valley.

Avignon - Cathedral
The theater festival has made Avignon important in modern times. Started in 1947 by Jean Vilar, every year between the 10th of July and the 5th of August nearly 120,000 spectators come to discover new talent or admire those actors already known. These shows (dance, theater or music) are enhanced by the backdrop of Avignon’s rich history.

Avignon - The historic city
The Off Festival is a series of street shows set up by would-be actors and is considered to be an excellent work experience for these aspiring young people. Late at night when the shows are over, the terraces fill up with actors and spectators alike - all creating a unique atmosphere found only in Avignon in the summer.

L’abbaye de St Andre and its garden (villeneuve les Avignons)
Rue Montée du Fort, 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

Villas for rent near Avignon


Vacation Rentals at Mas de Montolivet

Mas de Montolivet

€4100-6700 / week.

Dating back to the 18th Century, this lovely domaine belonged to the Popes of Avignon. The property has been renovated to a high ...

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6

Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon,, and Amazon.Fr.