Avignon or the "City of the Popes" is a French city rich in history. Located in the southeast of the country, the city is under the influence of the Mediterranean climate. This summer, Avignon which deserves a look. We will tell you why.
What to do in Avignon this summer?
Avignon is probably one of the best places to visit in France. Edged by the Rhone, the third largest river in France, the city is a little paradise in the summer. Indeed, the island of Barthelasse is a must in the city. It should delight fans of nature and water sports then that the island has a yacht club and hectares of forest and orchards. Moreover, the city has many circuits for cycling and gourmet restaurants located on the waterfront. Enjoy the tasty cuisine while enjoying breathtaking views of the Rhone. Finally, summer is also and especially the beginning of the famous Avignon Festival, one of the largest festivals in the world, a must for theater fans. This summer, you can enjoy the 70th edition of this festival of performing arts.
Avignon: city of monuments and green city
The first thing that comes to mind when talking about Avignon is undoubtedly its famous bridge; a bridge known thanks to the eponymous rhyme. The bridge Saint Benezet, its real name, is a bridge over the Rhone, where you can admire the chapels Saint-Benezet and Saint-Nicolas. Both chapels have the distinction of being built one over the other. Otherwise, impossible to miss the ramparts long of 2.67 miles. Another great monument in the city is undoubtedly the papal palace. A marvel of Gothic art that attracts more and more visitors. The fact that the city was the siege of Christianity at Middle Ages, there are many religious monuments. But also, many parks and gardens make the beauty of this town of Vaucluse.