8 best places to visit around Avignon

During your stay in Avignon, you have the opportunity to discover even more of Provence by visiting charming surrounding villages and splendid monuments. Privilege a hotel at the entrance of the city, close to restaurants and... farms!

Charming villages

- Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and Isle-sur-Sorgue

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The environs of Avignon include charming villages that you can discover as a family. To get far away from the hustle and bustle of city living, the nearby village, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, offers a peaceful setting. Come on Thursday morning to enjoy the market! If you are fond of antiques and flea markets, the village of Isle-sur-Sorgue organizes every summer a fair you don’t want to miss!

 

- La Roque-sur-Cèze

La Roque-sur-Cèze
If you are traveling with dogs, you will have to leave the old town to find a suitable playground for your pets. It would be best for you to take a trip to the countryside, especially to join the village of Roque-sur-Cèze. You may not find a swimming pool or WiFi there, but will enjoy instead a very beautiful beach at the edge of the Cèze.

 

- Rustrel and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

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After having visited museums and attended the Festival d’Avignon, enjoy the sunshine by visiting Rustrel, a charming village in the Luberon, renowned for the Colorado Provençal, a natural site with red, orange and yellow ochre. Do not miss Fontaine-de-Vaucluse which houses La Fontaine de Vaucluse, the biggest source of France, which is the starting point of the river Sorgue.

 

Beautiful monuments

- Philip the Fair tower

tour philippe le bel
During a weekend in Avignon, the ideal would be to stay in a hotel near the Popes’ Palace. If you are a lonely traveler, you can find a room for one person! You will be in the right place to visit other monuments like Philip the Fair tower outside the city. From the top of it, you will enjoy an extraordinary view on the castle domain, the garden of the Doms and the Rhone.

 

- The Chartreuse

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If you plan a cultural stay in Avignon, you may have to ride on runways outside the city to discover other monuments such as the Chartreuse. It is a monastery, one of the largest houses of the Carthusian Order in Europe. It houses a church and the Centre National des Écritures du spectacle. It is the ideal place for theater enthusiasts!

 

- The gardens of Saint-André

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For a successful family stay in Avignon, no need to have a place of honor within the palace; all you need is discover enchanting places. The gardens of the Abbey of Saint-André are the ideal place to enjoy the beauty of spring. Beautiful and colorful flowers, medieval architectural elements and the Rhone with the Popes’ Palace as a backdrop await you!

 

Your hotel in Avignon to discover even more of Provence

 

kyriad avignon

Passionate about art and literature, I was born in Avignon and did my graduate studies in Paris and I returned to town to live my passions