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Mountain Village Near Avignon
Mountain Village Near Avignon by Destination Europe @flickr
agglomeration AVIGNON
agglomeration AVIGNON by Jean-Louis Zimmermann @flickr
Avignon by Demiante @flickr
Banque de France - Place de l
Banque de France - Place de l'Horloge, Avignon by Ell Brown @flickr
Avignon - Palais de Monnaie
Avignon - Palais de Monnaie by Allie_Caulfield @flickr
Town square
Town square by Carlton Browne @flickr
Place du Palais - Metropolitan Basilica, Notre-Dame des Doms, Cathedral of Avignon and Papal Palace
Place du Palais - Metropolitan Basilica, Notre-Dame des Doms, Cathedral of Avignon and Papal Palace by Ell Brown @flickr
Avignon Theatre
Avignon Theatre by Designsbykari @flickr
Avignon by Hsivonen @flickr
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Top sigths of France

Versailles has become a true shrine of medieval culture. The same named palace is the biggest sight of this place. Long ago it was the residence of French kings, so its spacious halls have retained their elegance and luxury till our days. During an excursion in the palace, tourists will know more about the history of that place and the purpose of every room. The most famous landmarks of Versailles are the Grand Canal and the Neptune Fountain. Versailles is located in the centre of a beautiful park decorated with statues and fountains. There are two historic buildings in the distant part of the park – the Grand Trianon and the Petite Trianon. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Avignon

Avignon sightseeing

Another famous symbol of this city is St. Benedict Bridge that is built across Rhone. For the first time the bridge was created in 1171, but after this it was destroyed numerous times due to flood. Originally the bridge’s construction contained 22 arches, but after the flood of 1668 only 4 survived. Among the most famous cultural destinations of this city we should mention Musee du Petit Palais that was … Open

Cultural excursion through Avignon - things to see

Pont Saint-Benezet is one of the main symbols of the city. The first bridge across the Rhone River was built in 1185. Its length estimated 900 meters. The construction was destroyed several times due to heavy floods, so the bridge was repeatedly rebuilt and strengthened. After the last flood, which occurred in 1668, only 4 out of 22 arches of the bridge survived. Nowadays the construction has completely lost its … Open

Attractions and active leisure

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 squares of Shang and De Corp-Sent, the main courses of French cuisine are served quickly. If you are limited with money, go to the rue des Teinturiers or to the area between the Palace Square and the Place Crillon. In the Belgian … 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

Travel guide to Avignon

Tourists with children in Avignon will be interested to visit the Rékien Museum, which holds an interesting natural science exposition. In the vicinity of the city there are several well-known archaeological areas, where researchers have discovered curious finds. During the tour, visitors of the museum will be able to find out about which animals inhabited our planet millions of years ago, as well as which … Open

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