Avignon holiday rentals in the Provence region of southern France
Avignon is a commune which lies within the Vaucluse department of Provence in southeastern France. The Rhone river is to be seen here, making for some beautiful scenery. Holiday lettings in Avignon are perfectly suited to tourists looking for natural beauty mixed in with some French charm. Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with many medieval monuments and medieval rampants which have been preserved through the ages. Indeed, a number of residents still live within the rampants. For an adventure, where visitors can step back in time, an Avignon holiday apartment is a great start. There are other lovely Medieval towns and villages in the area, such as in Vence, but Avignon is arguably more impressive.
The town has a papal history dating back to the 14th century. Accordingly, without a doubt the most popular attraction here is the Pope's Palace, which is an extraordinary edifice built at around that time. The Luminessences d'Avignon is a spectacular light show, with extraordinary graphics, showing the Medieval history of Avignon. It is not shown throughout the year, so be careful to look up when there are shows, in order to book your Avignon holiday rental at a time that coincides with this not-to-be-missed event. Another highlight is the Rocher des Doms, a lovely garden, where visitors can enjoy some really nice views. For art, the Musee Du Petit Palais' aesthetically pleasing exterior is matched and even exceded by exhibition inside, with displays chronicling the development and changes of western art. There is plenty more to see and do here, but even just walking the streets and sitting in a cafe in Avignon will make for a pleasurable experience, not to mention the gorgeous riverside. So find a self-catered holiday apartment in Avignon and start exploring this town freely.