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The Pont d'Avignon and the Palais des Papes

A historic city with character, Avignon is the perfect place to stroll around in the mild Provencal climate. Let's take a closer look at two of the city's most emblematic monuments: the Pont d'Avignon and the Palais des Papes.


Two not-to-be-missed sites in Avignon


The Pont d'Avignon


Built in the early 12th century, the Pont d'Avignon (whose real name is Pont Saint-Bénézet) is one of Avignon's major landmarks. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The special feature of this bridge is that only four arches remain, the other 18 having been destroyed over the centuries. It is therefore not possible to cross the Rhône via the Pont d'Avignon. You can, however, visit it to enjoy the superb views and learn more about its history thanks to an audio guide. By now, you're probably thinking of the song "Sur le Pont d'Avignon, on y danse, on y danse..."! !

Practical information:
⏰ Open every day from 1 March to 31 December. Online booking available.
💶 Full price: €5, concessions: 4€, free for children under 8.


The Palais des Papes


Built in the 14th century, the Palais des Papes is the largest Gothic building of the Middle Ages. It is actually made up of two buildings: the palace and the new palace. Built on the Rocher des Doms, it overlooks the city and the Rhône. The papal gardens, meanwhile, are an enchantment through the seasons. Every year in July, the main courtyard of the Palais des Papes plays host to the Avignon Festival, the world's largest live performance and theatre event.

Practical information :
⏰ Open every day.
💶 Full price: €12, reduced price: 10€, free for children under 8. Free visit every Sunday.


Your hotel near Avignon


Set down your suitcases in Cavaillon town centre, 30 minutes from Avignon. A 19th-century manor house houses 40 rooms with Provencal charm and soft colours. Fitted with queen-size or king-size beds, each has its own personality and can accommodate up to 4 people. A special mention goes to the balcony room, ideal for enjoying your morning coffee in the fresh air.
The good news: when you book your stay online, breakfast is included! A wide range of sweet and savoury products await you, including eggs, cold meats and home-made jams.
Don't hesitate to book your stay at our hotel near Avignon!
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The Originals Boutique
Hotel du Parc in Cavaillon

183, place François Tourel
84300 Cavaillon
+33 (0)4 90 71 57 78
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