Europe and the Mediterranean

Avignon

Avignon in French; Avinhon in Occitan

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Directions

BY AIR

The nearest airports are:

  • Marseille Provence
  • Nimes-Arles-Camargue
  • Lyon-Saint Exupéry
  • Grenoble-Isère

BY LAND

Train TGV: http://www.tgv-europe.es 

Some distances:

  • 2 h 40’ from París by car
  • 1 h from Lyon by car
  • 30’ from Marseille on TGV 

Currency

euro

Where to sleep

Tourist office

41 Cours Jean Jaurès

04 32 74 32 74

To visit

Sights

Museums

Also…

  • The covered market of Les Halles and several street markets.
  • The Avignon Festival is one of the most important events in entertainment internationally. Takes place for three weeks in July.  : http://www.festival-avignon.com/
  • Stroll through streets and gardens and follow the circuits marked on the floor in colours.
  • Nightlife in Avignon is lively.
  • You can stroll along the banks of the Rhone and Barthelasse Island on foot or on a bicycle, or take a river cruise.
  • For guided tours of the city there are several organized routes: tel. (+33) 04 32 74 32 74

Do not forget

  • Avignon has an intense cultural and leisure life all year round.
  • Nearby you can see the most characteristic landscapes of Provence, the lavender fields, the Mont Ventoux and the Camargue.
  • Avignon is a University City.
  • The wine «Côtes du Rhone» is greatly appreciated.

More information

 
 

Ramon Llull quotations

 
«He who do not have himself is very poor»
 

Messages about Ramon Llull

 
Ramon Llull is buried in the Basilica of Sant Francesc, in Palma (Mallorca).
 

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