Avignon France, great European destination to visit in Provence

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Main town square in Avignon, France

Main square in Avignon, France

Avignon, France
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 43.9517, Longtitude: 4.8060;
Date photograph taken: 22-04-2012

Avignon, France is a great destination in South of France. This is a charming old small town in Europe that is a must see. Avignon is famous for its historic Papal palace and the bridge. It is situated on the banks of river Rhone. Its unique geographic location made it important in the middle ages and seven popes made this town their capital. Plan a trip to Avignon in the spring when it is not too hot and explore this ancient small town in Europe on foot.

Avignon, France like many small towns in Europe has very picturesque medieval center. It has been designated by UNESCO as a heritage site and many famous landmarks. The Papal palace and Cathedral near the main square are beautiful examples of medieval architecture and attract lots of tourists.

Main square near Papal Palace
Main square near Papal Palace

Small towns in Europe are great places to explore on foot. If you arrive by train, train station is usually very close to the center of town and all famous landmarks are easily reachable by walking. If you choose to travel to Avignon by car you can find a parking place on the road near the river just beside the old town wall.

Vrigin Mary statue on top of Avignon Cathedral
Tower of the Avignon Cathedral in the spring

Avignon is an excellent day trip idea especially in spring time when the weather is pleasant for walking around. Spring is also great time because many flowers are blooming they add to the charm of beautiful medieval architecture. Many restaurants and cafes have their tables setup outdoors already in the spring.

People at the restaurants in Avignon
Restaurants in Avignon, people enjoy springtime sun

Avignon, France will deliver true European experience and is within easy reach from many major cities like Marseille, Lyon, Nice and others. This small town in Europe is a great historic destination, that is also located in Provence and therefore if you visit Avignon you can enjoy all things Provence.

Christ statue near cathedral
Christ statue near cathedral
River Rhone and parking near town wall
River Rhone and parking near town wall
Virgin Mary statue in the church
Virgin Mary statue in the church
Beautiful interiors of the church
Beautiful interiors of the church
Pruple Flowers in spring, Avignon Provence
Flowers in spring, Avignon Provence
Spring in Avignon, small town in Europe
Spring in Avignon, small town in Europe
Old Frescoes in the Avignon Cathedral
Old Frescoes in the Avignon Cathedral
Pope Paul V coat of arms in Avignon
Pope Paul V coat of arms in Avignon
Papal palace and Cathedral architecture
Papal palace and Cathedral architecture
Spring - perfect time for outdoor cafes and restaurants
Spring – perfect time for outdoor cafes and restaurants
Avignon - charming small town in Europe
Avignon – charming small town in Europe
Outdoor restaurant with flowers in the spring
Outdoor restaurant with flowers in the spring
Avignon street scenes
Avignon street scenes
Avignon theater beautiful architecture
Avignon theater beautiful architecture
Mayors office, Hotel de Ville in Avignon
Mayors office, Hotel de Ville in Avignon
Nice restaurant in Avignon old town
Nice restaurant in Avignon old town
Avignon Bridge across river Rhone
Avignon Bridge across river Rhone
Avignon city wall
Avignon city wall
Saint Nicholas chapel at Avignon bridge
Saint Nicholas chapel at Avignon bridge
Draw bridge connecting the main bridge with the city gates
Draw bridge connecting the main bridge with the city gates
Medieval architecture, city walls
Medieval architecture, city walls

 

  Date: 10.09.2016 by FPImages