Avignon, France

The perfect 1 day itinerary

Avignon, a city in southeastern France’s Provence region, is known for its role in the 14th-century as the seat of the Catholic popes. It's encircled by medieval stone ramparts and features the massive Palais des Papes, an ancient palace that once served as the pope’s residence. The city is also famous for its annual theater festival, the Pont d'Avignon, and its vibrant cultural scene.

What to do in Avignon?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Avignon. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Historical and Cultural Exploration


Start your day at the Palais des Papes, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Take a guided tour to explore its grand halls and learn about its fascinating history as the papal residence.


Walk to the nearby Pont d'Avignon, the famous medieval bridge that partially spans the Rhône river. Enjoy the scenic views and learn about the bridge's history through an audio guide.

Continue your exploration by visiting the Place de l'Horloge, the lively central square surrounded by cafes and shops. Have lunch at one of the local restaurants.


Conclude your day with a visit to the Avignon Cathedral, located next to the Palais des Papes. Admire its architectural beauty and the serene atmosphere. Enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant, sampling local Provencal cuisine.

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