Place du Palais
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
The largest Gothic palace ever built, the Palais des Papes was built by Pope Clement V, who abandoned Rome in 1309 as a result of...
Le Carré du Palais
The historic Hôtel Calvet de la Palun building in central Avignon has been renovated into a wine centre promoting and serving Côtes du...
Four-screen art-house cinema at cultural centre La Manutention; shows films in their original language.
One of Avignon’s top tables, this much-vaunted restaurant occupies a 12th-century palace with a leafy outdoor terrace, adjacent to...
Place du Palais information
This impressive vast square surrounding Palais des Papes provides knockout photo opps. On top of the Romanesque 17th-century cathedral stands a golden statue of the Virgin Mary (weighing 4.5 tonnes), while next to the cathedral, the hilltop Rocher des Doms gardens provide great views of the Rhône, Mont Ventoux and Les Alpilles. Opposite the palace is the 17th-century Hôtel des Monnaies , once the papal mint, and festooned with elaborate carvings and heraldic beasts.