Top Historical Places in Avignon

Are you looking to explore the history of Avignon through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Avignon including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Avignon. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Avignon ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Avignon, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Avignon for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Avignon with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  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 It was originally made up of two buildings, the Palais of Benedict XII and new Palais of Clement VI.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

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    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. Avignon Cathedral

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    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
  4. Street Of Dyers

    Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site, Cafe

    The Rue des Teinturiers is a street paved with stones and is well-known for its picturesque. It begins from the city walls and then follows the Sorgue canal till it connects with Rue des Lices. People enjoy being here the most during summer due to the moderate temperatures. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants that make it a great place to chill. During festive season, people get to see var...Read more
  5. Musee Calvet

    4.3 (259 Votes)
    Musee Calvet

    Art Museum, Museum, Educational Site, Archaeological Site

    La Fondation Calvet is the present name of Musee Calvet, an art museum. It is named after Esprit Calvet who bestowed his collection and library here, in 1810. There are several museums with paintings, archaeological pieces, coins, medals and sculptures from medieval times. It also has two libraries. The main building was built in 18th century which had more extensions eventually. The medieval s...Read more
  6. Hotel De Ville

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    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. Rue De La Republique

    Cafe, Restaurant, Square, Street Market

    Rue de la Republique is a bustling street and belongs to a zone classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a very popular place for shopping. There were three roads constructed, which connects Bellecour, and two squares made along Rude de la Republique. There are some cafes and restaurants surrounding this place brighten up the street making it a perfect hangout in Avignon.