Avignon Tourism

Located on the banks of River Rhone, a European city of culture- Avignon is more than just a French city. The iconic resort of the Pope's in 14th century when the corruption and social turmoil took over Rome. The Le Palais De Papes is the legendary structure that served as home to the Pope during his stay in the city. The 800-year old Frescos, enchanting structures and Squares adorning the city make it righteously a UNESCO world heritage site. The ancient city of Avignon had around 100 chapels and churches and was a Mecca for architects, builders and artists.

Avignon was strategically an important city of France in the ancient times given its proximity to the confluence of two major Rivers of the country. It emerged as a prominent centre for trade and commerce and the reminiscence of its glorious past is still visible in its ancient streets adorned with beautiful French cafes. The home to the alluring Pont Saint-Bénézet Bridge, Avignon welcomes its visitors with warm French hospitality.

There are bunch of great activities like Hiking, camping and cycling that visitors can try out on their Avignon holidays. Great theatres, Opera houses and Shopping areas add to the entertainment in the city. 

Visit Avignon and unleash this French delight!

Essential travel information and Avignon tips for your visit

  • You might encounter some crooks asking you to sign a petition in the city especially near the Palais des Papes and later ask you for money. Be alert and refuse to any such demands.
  • If you are renting a bike to get around, avail the scheme of Vélopop which allots you a smart card and enables you to rent the bike in the city.
  • When visiting the religious sites in the city, ask for permission before taking any photographs. Turn off the flash and camera sound.
  • Avoid roaming around the city late night.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Avignon

  • Know the pollution level of Avignon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 32.14 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Avignon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Avignon.

    • Burglary and Theft 60 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 55 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 55 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65 (High)
    • Safety Index 45.88 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 89.36 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.97 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 94.44 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Avignon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.96 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 98.26 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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