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.

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Ramon Llull quotations

 
«He who has a lot of friends has great wealth»
 

Messages about Ramon Llull

 
Ramon Llull was born in Mallorca three years after the Christian Conquest of the Island by the Catalan king Jaime I in 1229.
 

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