Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Avignon

A trip to Avignon cannot be complete without understanding its rich heritage. The art and cultural activities in Avignon will give you an insight into the city's history, traditions, and artwork. While visiting the cultural attractions in Avignon would prove to be informative, attending its artsy events will leave you entertained. From cultural performances to historical monuments that give you a glimpse of the past, take a look at this list to know Avignon better. Include these in attractions in your itinerary for Avignon and have a great vacation.

Check the list of top places for art and culture in Avignon:

  1. Pope's Palace

    Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    This historical palace at Avignon and is one of the biggest and vital medieval Gothic Buildings in Europe. A UNESCO world heritage site, it was the residence of Western Christianity during the 14th century. It was originally made up of two buildings, the Palais of Benedict XII and new Palais of Clement VI. It portrays one if the best Gothic architectural style in the world attracting thousands ...Read more
  2. Ile De La Barthelasse

    4.5 (559 Votes)
    Ile De La Barthelasse

    River, Walking Area, Historical Site, Architecture

    This place in France is all about nature activities for the visitors. They can swim, camp, canoe and horse ride. Its natural beauty claims to give it the name as ‘green lung’ of Avignon. It’s a 5 minute walk, crossing the river shuttle, away from the historic centre and amidst the countryside. The view from here is simply breathtaking. Restaurants, camping, sailing club, ...Read more
  3. Eglise Saint Pierre

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Eglise Saint Pierre shows vivid variations of architectural features from three centuries of 14th, 15th and 16th. There was a church named Saint Pierre that dates back to 7th century. It was built along with canons’ building, the cloister, the apse and the bell tower. The chapels at the side were built in 15th century. They exhibit amazing carves on wooden doors. The styles of déco...Read more
  4. Avignon Cathedral

    4.5 (793 Votes)
    Avignon Cathedral

    Religious Site, Tower, Architecture , Cathedral

    This Roman Catholic Church is situated beside the Palais des Papes and it seats the Archbishop. It was in the second half of the 12th century that the cathedral building was built. The bell tower had collapsed in 1405 but was reconstructed again by 1425. The extension of the building was done during 1670 – 1672. The building was left unmaintained during Revolution, but was later restored ...Read more
  5. Place De L'horloge

    Cafe, Restaurant, Square, Architecture

    The Place de l'Horloge is the Clock Tower Square, and is located amidst the city. There are important buildings situated on the square and that includes Avignon’s 19th century city hall and opera. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars here and the venue is popular for annual events like Festival d’Avignon.
  6. Hotel De Ville

    2.8 (314 Votes)
    Hotel De Ville

    Palace, Square, Tower, Architecture

    The Avignon City Hall also known as Hotel de Ville stands on the Horloge Square. It is located in the middle of the city. It had been built in 1844 and portrays the typical architectural style of the 19th century. Previously, the gothic cardinal palace was situated here. The clock tower was preserved well and it now emerges above the facade.
  7. 23 Rue Saint-Agricol, 84000 Avignon, France
    Church
  8. Eglise Saint Didier

    4.3 (1 Vote)
    10 Place Saint-Didier, 84000 Avignon, France
    Church
  9. 2 Rue Jean Henri Fabre, 84000 Avignon, France
    Church
  10. 27 Boulevard Gambetta, 84000 Avignon, France
    Church
  11. 20 Rue Bonneterie, 84000 Avignon, France
    Church