Holiday rentals in Avignon, visit the wonderful Provence region of southern France
Avignon is a city which lies within the Vaucluse department of Provence in southeastern France alongside the Rhone river, making for some beautiful scenery. Holiday lettings in Avignon are perfectly suited to tourists looking for natural beauty mixed in with some classic 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 dotted throughout the city. Indeed, a number of residents still live within the rampants. For an adventure where visitors can step back in time, a holiday apartment in Avignon is a great choice and while there are other lovely Medieval towns and villages in the area, such as in Vence, Avignon is arguably the most impressive and compelling.
Avignon attractions – discover the “Other Papacy” around the corner from your holiday home.
The town has a papal history dating back to the 14th century, when Papal politics meant that a clash between those loyal to Rome and the French royal family lead to two popes simultaneously reigning across separate lands. Accordingly, without a doubt the most popular attraction here is the Pope's Palace, which is an extraordinary edifice built at around that time. While much of the interior decoration hasn’t survived, the buildings truly demonstrate the power of religion at that time.
The Luminessences d'Avignon is a spectacular light show with extraordinary graphics that show 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 holiday rental in Avignon at a time that coincides with this special 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. A holiday apartment in Avignon will grant you a wealth of different options for sightseeing in a modern city that is more than in touch with its past. If you love history and want to venture slightly further back in time, visit nearby Orange, where you can see a completely preserved Roman Theatre which is still used for concerts and other roman monuments as well.