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How to Spend 3 Days in Avignon

How to Spend 3 Days in Avignon

With three days in Avignon, you'll have enough time to visit the city's myriad medieval attractions and also experience its surrounding countryside, including lavender fields, Rhône Valley vineyards, and the landscapes that inspired Van Gogh. Here is an itinerary to maximize your time in the region.

Day 1: Palais des Papes and Lavender

Spend your first morning in Avignon focusing on some of the city’s most important medieval highlights. The number-one attraction here is the Palais des Papes, the world's largest Gothic palace, which served as the official residence of a number of popes and antipopes in the Middle Ages. Inside, you’ll find beautiful tapestries, secret passages, and beautiful gardens. Highlights include the chapel of Saint Martial, which is full of beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from the namesake saint's life, and the Grand Chapel.

 

After visiting the palace, make quick stops at the 13th-century Avignon Cathedral as well as the iconic Pont d'Avignon, the remains of a medieval bridge that juts out into the Rhone River. Then make your way out to the countryside to check out the charming towns of Gordes and Roussillon and, if you’re visiting in the summertime, the area's beautiful lavender fields.


Day 2: Wine and Art

Start your second day in Avignon with a visit to the Collection Lambert, one of the newest additions to Avignon's cultural scene. Founded in 2000, this contemporary art museum showcases the extensive collection of Yvon Lambert, most of which dates from the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century; expect to see works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Ryman, and other notable artists. After your visit, grab a quick lunch before joining a tour through Rhône Valley wine country, just outside Avignon. Most tours head straight to Châteauneuf-du-Pape in Vaucluse, the largest wine-producing area in the region, and include tastings and vineyard tours where you can learn a bit about how the wines are produced. In the evening, make your way back to Avignon for dinner and people-watching in the Place d’Horloge, the city’s main square.

 

Day 3: Van Gogh’s Provence

Spend your last day in the area exploring the areas of Provence that inspired Vincent Van Gogh: Start in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and tour the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum, where Van Gogh did a stint (and also painted his famous wheat field series). Then head to Arles, where Van Gogh lived for more than a year. Alternatively, if you aren't up for dedicating a whole day to Van Gogh alone, consider a tour that combines a trip to Arles with visits to other historical sites in the area, such as the medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence or the UNESCO-listed town of Orange. Orange is of particular interest to history buffs; it boasts some of the best-preserved Roman architecture in all of Europe, including a gorgeously maintained Roman amphitheater that now hosts summer opera performances.

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Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Day Tasting Tour including Lunch from Avignon

Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Day Tasting Tour including Lunch from Avignon

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Indulge in a full day of wine tasting as you roam the vineyards and medieval villages of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the region’s most important wine appellations. Explore the villages of Gigondas and Vacqueyras, stopping at traditional wineries to sample both red and white wines, and learn the secrets of local wine production. This small-group tour from Avignon also includes a delicious 2-course lunch.
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  • 9 hours
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Avignon Walking Tour including Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Pope's Palace

Avignon Walking Tour including Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Pope's Palace

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See the best of beautiful, medieval Avignon on this 3-hour walking tour with skip-the-line access to Popes’ Palace. Learn the history of this exquisite UNESCO-listed city with ancient Roman roots and celebrity as the 14th-century seat of the Papacy. Admire hilltop views of the Rhône River, breeze into Popes’ Palace to tour the ornate chambers and chapels, and enjoy a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine near the Place de l’Horloge.
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  • 3 hours
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Rhone Valley Wine Tour with Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Tavel from Avignon

Rhone Valley Wine Tour with Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Tavel from Avignon

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of Rhône Valley wine country on this half-day tour from Avignon. In a small group, wind through verdant hills en route to two esteemed wine estates where you’ll take guided tours and taste sumptuous AOC-classified wines, from crisp rosés in Tavel to an array of world-class varietals in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
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  • 4 hours
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Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Half-Day Tour from Avignon

Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Half-Day Tour from Avignon

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Be inspired by Van Gogh’s Provence on this 5-hour small-group tour from Avignon and learn how the region’s extraordinary light affected his work. See the real-life locations depicted in Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone’ and ‘Café Terrace’ as you explore historic Arles, then visit Saint Rémy de Provence where the troubled artist was hospitalized for over a year. Finally, see works by Van Gogh and other iconic artists at the unique Carrières de Lumières, a multimedia art installation housed in an old quarry.
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  • 5 hours
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Provence Lavender Small Group Half-Day Trip

Provence Lavender Small Group Half-Day Trip

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Take in the stunning French countryside on a half-day tour of Provence’s lavender fields from Avignon. In a small group, wind through undulating hills and fragrant seas of lavender, stop in the charming village of Sault to peruse local soaps, flowers, essential oils, and honey. Visit a lavender producer and discover the fascinating distillation process and learn the benefits of lavender essential oil. You will also enjoy multiple photo stops throughout Sault and the surrounding lavender fields.
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  • 5 hours
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Classic old town Avignon from the Romans to the Pope's - half day private tour

Classic old town Avignon from the Romans to the Pope's - half day private tour

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Discover the highlights of Avignon’s UNESCO-listed Old Town in just half a day: this private tour offers the perfect introduction to the city. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and set off on foot. You’ll discover the Palais des Papes (a centuries-old, fortified papal palace), the Pont d’Avignon (the city’s iconic bridge), Les Halles (its bustling, historical marketplace), and more. As you go, learn the secrets behind the sights from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Lavender Beauty Small Group Half Day Tour from Avignon

Lavender Beauty Small Group Half Day Tour from Avignon

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Discover the magical lavender fields of Provence with this half-day tour from Avignon. See villages from the Middle Ages, a picturesque Abbey built of old stones, local markets, and of course, endless fields of fragrant lavender. Visit a distillery to learn about the properties of this beloved herb and sample lavender ice cream.
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  • 5 hours
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City Tour

City Tour

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Discover Avignon and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon aboard the convertible double-decker bus! Enjoy unique views at 4 meters high, we promise you an unforgettable visit! Go up and down freely thanks to the hop on / off stops, to explore at your own pace the different places such as the Pont d'Avignon, the Chartreuse, the Fort St André, the Philippe Bel Tower, the island of Barthelasse and many others. The tour is commented in 10 languages + a special comment child, thanks to individual headphones offered to boarding. A departure every hour from 40 Cours Jean-Jaurès (opposite the Tourist Office). Departure 10h - 11h -12h - 13h - 15h - 16h! Attention, no departure at 14h.
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