The Palace of the Popes.
One of the most important monuments is the Palace of the Popes. Built in the Gothic style, the Papal Palace is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nine popes resided in Avignon. Take a piece of papal history home with you.
The indoor market and Avignon for wine connoisseurs.
The large indoor market in the heart of Avignon will make every gourmet's mouth water. Every day except Mondays from 6 am to 1.30 pm an extremely diverse range of traders offers numerous specialities. Every Saturday from 11 am, vendors in the covered market sell dishes focusing on a specific theme. Drop in and let your nose guide you to your stomach's desire. Avignon is the starting point of tours into one of the surrounding wine-growing areas. From the range of tours on offer pick the one that best suits your palate. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
The narrow streets of the Old Town.
Take a step back into the Middle Ages and discover the historic Old Town along four different routes: the Promenade des Doms, the Promenade Joseph Vernet, the Promenade des Teinturiers and the Promenade de la Carreterie. Discover the squares and lanes named after medieval professions and guilds and the beautiful façades of the 18th and 19th century town houses. Enjoy the charm of the city's many squares that reflect the Provencal way of life.
City tour on the Little Train.
A good way to discover the town is to hop aboard the 'Petit Train'. Starting at the Palace of the Popes, the train winds its way past the city's main sights (Old Town, Rocher des Domes, Pont d'Avignon, etc.). Practical audio guides with headphones provide explanations of the passing sights in a number of languages. This tour takes about 40 minutes.