Begin your discovery of Provence in Avignon.
Avignon, for some time capital of Christendom in the Middle Ages, retains the indelible mark of its grandiose destiny: the Palais des Papes (palace of the popes), the Saint-Benezet bridge - called the “pont d’Avignon” of worldwide fame through its commemoration by the song, and the ramparts constitute an exceptional complex of monuments listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. In addition, the remains of dozens of churches and chapels show the rich history that gives the city its unique atmosphere.
Birthplace of the prestigious festival of contemporary theatre, European Capital of Culture in 2000, Avignon also has many museums, an opera house / theatre, an exhibition hall and a congress center with installations on the cutting edge of technology located within the outstanding premises of the Palais des Papes.
You will also discover the Pont du Gard, an aqueduct that impressively bridges the River Gard. Still intact, three tiers of stone arches tower more than 36 meters across the valley. Built by Roman engineers about 20 B.C. as part of a 50-kilometer-long system bringing water from Uzès to Nîmes, the aqueduct remains one of the world’s marvels. Park in the car park amid the tourist stalls and food stands and walk a pedestrian road to the span of river that thankfully lies uncluttered, dominated only by the impact and shadow of the towering structure.
Consider having lunch at Les Terrasses Restaurant at Pont du Gard. Superb scenery, astounding history, a magical place... At the heart of this other-worldly setting, the restaurant Les Terrasses invites you every day to come and enjoy a simple yet gourmet cuisine. We can arrange a reservation if desired.