Place du Palais
Les Trains Touristiques d'Avignon
Trundling a 40-minute circuit around town, the little tourist trains Les Trains Touristiques d'Avignon are a winner with kids and adults...
Musée du Petit Palais
The archbishops' palace during the 14th and 15th centuries now houses outstanding collections of primitive, pre-Rennaissance, 13th- to...
Palais des Papes
Palais des Papes, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is the world’s largest Gothic palace. Built when Pope Clement V abandoned Rome in 1309,...
This is Hôtel du Palais des Papes' wonderfully authentic restaurant.
Place du Palais information
A golden statue of the Virgin Mary (weighing 4.5 tonnes) stands on the dome of Romanesque Cathédrale Notre Dame des Doms (built 1671–72), outstretched arms protecting the city. Next to the cathedral, the hilltop Rocher des Doms gardens provide knockout views of the Rhône, Mont Ventoux and Les Alpilles; there's also a playground . Opposite the palace, the much-photographed building dripping with carvings of fruit and heraldic beasts is the 17th-century former mint, Hôtel des Monnaies .