Avignon, located at the crossroads of Provence and the Languedoc, near the Mediterranean, the Camargue, the Luberon and the Alpilles, is the ideal place to stay if you're visiting Provence.
This city, famed for art, was the centre of Christianity during the 14th century and has inherited an extraordinary legacy from this period: chapels, churches, city walls and of course the Palais des Papes and St Bénézet bridge which are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. The theatre festival, set up by Jean Vilar, held in the summer, is a global event in the world of live theatre. Thanks to its rich history, heritage and vibrant all-year-round cultural scene, Avignon was elected European city of culture in 2000. Discover the joys of Provençal gastronomy and sample some fine Côtes du Rhône wine – of which Avignon is the capital. It’s the perfect place to stroll and explore; come and share the Provençal lifestyle with us. AFNOR and NF certified since July 2002. Avignon Tourist Office is 4-star rated Avignon Tourist Office has received the Tourism and Handicap Label: (physical and mentally handicapped, hearing and sight impaired) We offer a number of services: 5 languages spoken Guided tours available in a range of languages Monthly programme of cultural events Interpreters available for guided tours Ticketing arrangements Shop Opening hours: April to October: Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm; Sunday and public holidays: 10am to 5pm July: Every day including Sunday and public holidays: 9am to 7pm. November to March: Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm ; Saturday: 9am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to midday. Closed 25th December and 1st January.