Destination of the Week - Avignon

Avignon

One of Provence’s most important cities, Avignon’s old world charm is infectious on many levels. One of the city’s most majestic landmarks, Le Palais des Papes, is also the largest Gothic building in the world. It was built as a direct result of the corruption of Rome when the Popes fled to Avignon in the 14th century. Even older is the famous bridge Le Pont d'Avignon or Le Pont Saint-Bénezet, believed to have been built when a local shepherd, inspired by angels, quickly built the bridge as a result of divine will.

A quintessential part of the magical and historical landscape that is France’s Provence, whether you’re spending a few days in this charming town exploring markets and meandering around the streets or are headed off around the region, make sure to check out our top picks in Avignon.

Best for Wine and Dinner at fou de fafa

Best Escargot at La Fourchette

Best for Lunch and great Desserts at Au Tout Petit

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