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A walkable neighbourhood, Avignon is known for being family-friendly and romantic, while having a great selection of restaurants, cafés, and wine. The neighbourhood's friendly people and festivals are just a couple of its charming qualities. Avignon is a great home base for exploring the greater Althen-des-Paluds area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.
The monuments and historic sites offer insight into the area's history, while the museums add a sense of refinement. Stroll the halls at Musée Angladon, Musee du Petit Palais, or Collection Lambert. You can buy tickets to live performances at Ancient Theatre of Orange. Swing by Palais des Papes, Chateau de Fargues, and Site Archéologique de Glanum to learn about local history. Chapelle des Pénitents Gris, Avignon Cathedral, and City Walls are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Create some family memories at SplashWorld Provence.
There's plenty to do in the area, such as shopping and sightseeing. Local parks like Rocher des Doms, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse Springs, and Cascades du Sautadet are peaceful spots. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Grand Avignon Golf, Chateaublanc Golf, or Chateau Fortia.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Place de l'Horloge, Pont d'Avignon, and Tour Philippe le Bel. You can also check out Pont St-Bénézet, Musee Calvet, and Eglise Collegiale Notre-Dame.
To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Avignon Centre Station is the closet train station, but Villeneuve-les-Avignon Station and Avignon TGV Station are also nearby.
At 8.1 km (5 miles), Avignon (AVN-Caumont) is the closest major airport to Avignon. You can also fly in and out of Nimes (FNI-Garons), which is located 37.8 km (23.5 miles) away.