Colors of Avignon - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle
Local residents combine all national French traits of character, such as a sense of superiority, the variability of mood, or constant craving for something new and unknown. They feel extremely uncomfortable at home, so even after a hard working day they are likely to go to one of the local restaurants or to a theater. Sitting at home is not very common there. The desire of local residents to be seen by others all the time, craving for making new acquaintances and fascinating others with their unique charm appeared many centuries ago. During a year Avignon becomes the location of numerous national holidays, during which both townspeople and visitors can relax and enjoy communication with each other.
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 … Open
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Avignon and surroundings
Unique landmarks in Avignon and around
Amphitheatre in OrangeFrom the series “Ancient amphitheaters and arenas, that are still operational”
Check on the map: Distance from Avignon center - 20 km.Unlike many other amphitheaters, the theater in Orange had been used not only to conduct gladiatorial fights, it had excellent performances in Latin. Initially, one of the main decorations of the arena was a statue of the Emperor Augustine. A majestic monument of 3.5 meters high survived to this day. The height of the walls of the theater is 36 meters, in the variety of other similar monuments of Roman architecture, it is considered one of the best preserved. … Read further
Pont d ArcFrom the series “Incredible natural arches built by water and wind”
Check on the map: Distance from Avignon center - 57 km.The remarkable natural Pont d’Arc Bridge is located in the French town of the same name. The geological rock formation was formed by the rapid flow of the Ardeche river, which for centuries has washed a beautiful arch of imposing dimensions in a solid rock. The width of the arch is about 60 meters, and the height is about 50 meters. The arch is framed by the mountains, which are always covered with thick green trees in summer. … Read further
Colors of Avignon in photos
Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Avignon. Learn the best periods to visit Avignon to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Avignon.