VISIT AVIGNON, PROVENCE ALPS FRENCH RIVIERA
WE TAKE YOU IN AVIGNON & AROUND
Our luxury bespoke holidays in the Vaucluse, in the heart of Provence, are an ode to dreams and beauty, an invitation to discover its harmonious landscapes with steep reliefs punctuated by fields of olive trees and lavender, vineyards, villages hanging at the rock, numerous castles, in short, a very rich cultural heritage of which only our historians will be able to tell you the story.
In Avignon, capital of Provence and former capital of the Western Christianity since a French pope elected in 1505, decided to establish his pontificate on the border of the kingdom of France in Avignon, at the gates of Comtat Venaissin, our historians will tell you the history of the popes who came to found a new Rome in the land of Provence, during an exclusive visit to the Palace of the Popes.
Imposing, massive, powerful with its 30 meter high walls and all the artifices of military architecture, it is from the Philippe Le Bel Tower that the panorama over Avignon, its incredible palace and the Rhône Valley is exceptional.
They will take you to discover the Pont Saint-Bénezet, the famous “Pont d’Avignon” and one of the treasures of the Vaucluse, which in the Middle Ages was almost a kilometer long, the only one crossing over the river between Lyon and the Mediterranean.
Who says Avignon also says Provençal gastronomy and we know where to taste the best cuisine with southern accents such as Ratatouille, Provençal Daube, Petits farcis, Pieds Paquets, Grand aioli, Artichoke barigoule, Fish soup, Caillettes provençales, lamb from Provence or pastries and bakery specialties such as Fougasse, oil pump, Gibassier.
Whether you want to learn about the art of Provencal cuisine or deepen your knowledge of gastronomy with renowned Provencal chefs, visit the prestigious vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, exploited since the Middle Ages and taste wines today exported all over the world in the heart of prestigious domains, our travel experts in tailor-made luxury holidays in Provence are always on hand to give you personal recommendations and create the itinerary that suits you.
We have no fixed itinerary, because at In-Luxe Travel France, true luxury follows no one else but you and combines rarity, knowledge, know-how, intuition. Take these itineraries as simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have in Avignon and around.
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MUST SEE & DO
What you shouldn’t miss to see and do while traveling to Avignon and around.
ATTEND THE FESTIVAL D'AVIGNON
The Festival d’Avignon is one of the world’s most important contemporary performing arts event. Every year in July, Avignon is transformed into a theater city for international avant-garde creation, its architectural heritage welcoming various majestic performance venues and tens of thousands of theater-lovers.
SING ON THE AVIGNON BRIDGE
The Pont d’Avignon, built over the Rhône, originally had 22 arches. If only 4 arches subsist, with the Chapel de Saint-Bénezet standing on the second piling, this building, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, remains definitively associated with the French nursery rhyme “Sur le Pont d’Avignon”.
VISIT THE BIGGEST GOTHIC PALACE IN THE WORLD
Transformed into the papal residence in the early 14th century until the early 1400’s when the papacy returned to Rome, the Palace of the Popes stands in powerful testimony to the presence of 9 popes who lived in and reigned from Avignon in the 1300’s. A guided visit will take you through its 25 rooms including the private apartments where the pope lived, the Papal Chamber and the Saint John chapels, painted with frescoes by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti.
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