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Parachuting

If you visit Avignon and want to see Provence from a bird’s eye view, parachuting is one of the best ways to enjoy it. You will make a jump in a tandem with an experienced instructor who will teach you the basics of parachuting before making the jump. It is absolutely safe! When already in the airplane, you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of Provence. When the parachute is deployed, you will feel like you are swimming in the air. It’s a truly unforgettable experience and, of course, a significant burst of adrenaline. Moreover, attendees can purchase the video of their jump, so they can show it afterwards to their friends and family members, refreshing the jump in the memory with a smile.
In Avignon you will find restaurants devoted to various culinary trends, but more and more tourists prefer restaurants that serve national cuisine. Pot-au-feu (stew), as well as a steak, … Open

Cycling journey

If you choose to make a cycling journey, you will enjoy a wonderful day, exploring the majestic Avignon and its picturesque suburbs. It’s a fantastic way to see beautiful architectural landmarks and striking views of the region that you will be able to admire while cycling. Both beginners and experienced cyclists will easily find a suitable route that can be either long or short. The cycling route has roads of various types – rural dirt roads and quality asphalt roads that are perfect for unhurried moving. During such an excursion, a tour guide will tell you more about the rich and interesting history of the city and will bring attendees to a charming café where they can enjoy a dinner and a glass of wine.

Canoeing

If you are tired of numerous excursions and like active recreation, you will definitely enjoy an adventure in a canoe for two. A ride on the Rhone River along Bartelasse Island not far from Avignon is a truly amazing pastime that is particularly pleasant when the weather is hot. While enjoying a canoe ride, you will pass the famous D'Avignon Bridge and will be able to tame the fast course of the river. If you are an inexperienced canoeist and do not feel ready for an independent ride, you can always choose to go with a professional instructor, who will make sure that your journey will be equally interesting and safe. The beauty of the waterfront is another charming accent of canoeing in this region. This pastime is both exciting and good for health. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open

CrossFit Avignon

If during your stay in Avignon you suddenly crave for some workout or feel it is time to lose a couple of kilograms because the local cuisine is too delicious, CrossFit Avignon is the right place. This sports center is famous for its CrossFit workouts led by professional training specialists. They offer an intensive program, during which visitors will make exercises from different sports.
Avignon Sprinting, rowing, gymnastics, rope swarming, exercises with weights and crossbar – CrossFit combines elements of all these and even more. You will even move giant tires. It’s a great place to enhance your physical power, improve work of your cardio-vascular system and respiratory organs, and teach your body to adjust to quickly changing exercise load. If you are not scared of muscle pain, welcome to CrossFit Avignon!
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 … Open

Montgolfier Ride

If you visit Avignon during the warm season, you can always make an unforgettable ride on an air-filled balloon and admire the nature of Avignon, its sunsets and sunrises. You will feel like a true conqueror of the sky! Montgolfier rides usually take place two times a day - as a rule, on 5-6 am and 7-8 pm. If a morning ride suits you better, you will be able to see the sunrise.
Avignon Theatre Visitors can choose to make an individual ride, which is, naturally, the most expensive, or fly on a big air-balloon for groups. These hot air balloons have enough space for up to 20 people, but, as a rule, there are no more than 10 people inside. The balloon flies slowly, so you will be able to admire the view. Even if you are not good for height, you can be sure that it is absolutely safe. The hot air balloon goes up slowly, and pilots are true professionals.
In Avignon, it's very easy to find a cozy cafe or a restaurant and try delicious French cuisine. In the large brasserie cafes with terraces on the Szaseczny Square, the Republic Street, the … Open
During a ride you will be able to learn more about local landmarks, height, wind speed, and direction of the flight. Approximately one hour later the Montgolfier will land in the place chosen by the pilot. When you step on the land, you will be treated with coffee and chocolate and will receive a certificate about your adventure. However, the mesmerizing view of Avignon is the biggest reward.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Avignon and surroundings

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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Avignon
♥   Restaurant 'La Fourchette' Avignon. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Agape' Avignon. Type - Modern cuisine. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Essentiel' Avignon. Type - Modern cuisine. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'C O 2' Avignon. Type - Modern cuisine. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les 5 Sens' Avignon. Type - Modern cuisine. 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Avignon
♥   Castle 'Château de Thouzon' Vaucluse, 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Saint-Maurice' Hérault, 17.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Tarascon' Bouches-du-Rhône, 20.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Beaucaire' Gard, 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Baux' Bouches-du-Rhône, 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Avignon and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée Angladon' Avignon, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Fondation Calvet' Avignon, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée de l Arles et de la Provence antiques' Arles, 34.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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