Highlights in Avignon

Highlights in Avignon during a Mediterranean cruise

Palais des Papes

  • Former residence of the popes
  • the largest Gothic palace of the Middle Ages
  • floor area of 15000 m²
  • twelve towers with chapels
  • was later used as army barracks and a prison

Notre Dame des Doms

  • Romanesque cathedral from the 12th century
  • located above the Palais des Papes
  • residence of the Archbishop of Avignon

Pont Saint-Bénezet

  • famous bridge in the center of Avignon
  • dates back to the 12th century
  • known from the song "Sur le pont d'Avignon"
  • originally 899 meters long with 22 arches

Fort Saint-André

  • fortified castle from the 14th century
  • built by King Philip the Fair
  • situated on top of the hill Mont Andaon