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Avignon, France

Avignon: A Portal to the Past

Nestled in the heart of Provence, Avignon is a city draped in history and elegance. Its medieval walls have stood firm, bearing witness to the passage of time.

The Palais des Papes, once the seat of papal power, casts an impressive silhouette against the Provençal sky.

Nearby, the Pont Saint-Bénézet—a bridge both broken and beautiful—whispers tales of bygone eras. Yet, Avignon isn’t just a testament to the past.

Every summer, its streets buzz with artistic energy during the renowned Avignon Theatre Festival.

From its vineyard-covered outskirts to its historic core, Avignon seamlessly weaves antiquity with the present, inviting travelers to step into its timeless dance.



Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Department Vaucluse

Avignon, France

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Language: French

Weather Climate: Mediterranean with hot summers and mild winters.

Major Airport: Avignon-Provence Airport (AVN)

Time from Paris by flight: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Major Train Station: Avignon TGV Station

Time from Paris by train: Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes (TGV).

Time from Paris by car: Approximately 6.5-7 hours.

Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)

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