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Our guide to Avignon

Avignon sightseeing

Avignon is located in the southern part of France. In past the city was a center of the Catholic world and the residence of the Pope. It’s clear, after many year of such a notable position Avignon is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities of the country in both historical and cultural aspects. The Avignon City Wall is a symbol of the old part of this town. It was built in 14th-15th centuries. Total … Open

Cultural excursion through Avignon - things to see

Avignon is rich in numerous interesting historical sites. You can start your sightseeing from visiting the historic district of the city and the walls surrounding it (Town Walls). This protective facility was erected in the middle of the 14th century. The total length of the wall estimates 4.8 kilometers. This large-scale structure consists of eight gates and 39 towers. The reinforcement wall has perfectly survived … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Gourmet travellers and fans of exotic dishes become very enthusiastic when it comes to national snacks – juicy oysters and baked snails "escargot" with garlic seasoning are the most popular dishes here. Duck liver is another popular snack here. The dish is often served with slices of truffle and crispy hot bread. Perhaps, frog legs remain the most famous national delicacy. It should be noted that the dish is … Open

Traditions and mentality of Avignon

For the first time the festival was held in 1971. In order to honor the holiday special wooden scaffolding was installed on the territory of Papal Palace. This “stage” was used for all large performances. Each year the festival became more and more popular and it attracted more people, so all new squares and cozy courtyards were steadily converted into stages. The famous Avignon Festival remains a cherished … Open

Review of luxury hotels

Avignon Grand Hotel is in demand among travelers who aren’t used to save on comfort. It’s located in the immediate vicinity of the medieval walls of Avignon. This accommodation place offers a full range of services for great vacations. There is a small patio garden and a rooftop swimming pool along with a great terrace. Visitors can taste popular regional cuisine and the best wines from the local … Open

Stylish hotels

The striking modern building houses the upscale hotel Mercure Pont D'Avignon; its interior shines with white and cream colors. All rooms are decorated in simple colors and feature large paintings of Avignon’s prominent attractions. Public areas have unique stylish furniture of black and white colors; plants and flower bunches in vases of fine clay can be seen literally everywhere. In warmer months, a wonderful … Open
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