Paris and Cannes may get more attention, but Avignon, situated on the Rhone River and just 55 miles from Marseille, is a true French gem with its natural charm, centuries of history and small town ease. Its entire center was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995.
Avignon’s lengthy, deep-rooted history saw it as the home to seven popes and the center of Christianity throughout the 14th century; it was during this time it grew from a small village to a thriving city. Start your day at the Palace of the Popes, which is actually two buildings, with the most recent being the largest Gothic structure built during the Middle Ages. Be sure to take note of the impressive Grand Chapel, where the Avignon popes were known to worship.
Afterward, walk to the Jardin du Rochers des Doms, where you will get an expansive view of Avignon and the Rhone River Valley. Next, take in the bridge you were just looking down upon, the St. Bénezet Bridge or Pont d’Avignon. Finish your day in one of Avignon’s many quaint town squares, such as the Place des Châtaignes, Place Crillon and Place St. Didier with an aperitivo or coffee.
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