The capital of the Cotes du Rhone wine-growing region of Provence, Avignon’s warm climate and beautiful surroundings (Alpilles, Luberon, Mont Ventoux, Camargue) make Avignon an exceptional place to stay. The city offers easy access to all of South-eastern France, with its many ancient Roman sites, and the beautiful French Riviera is less than three hours away by car.
An artistic and cultural city, Avignon is exceptional due to its geographic location and the richness of its architecture. In the 14th century, the arrival of the Popes, symbolized by the creation of their magnificent palace, marked the starting point for the city’s economic and cultural development. The ancient ‘Pont du Avignon’ bridge is well known world wide, as is the mid-summer Theatre Festival that draws thousands of visitors.