18 Sights in Avignon, France (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Avignon, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 18 sights are available in Avignon, France.

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1. Hôtel de Salvati-Palasse

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Hôtel de Salvati-Palasse Allie_Caulfield / CC BY 2.0

The Academy of Vaucluse, founded in 1801, is the oldest association in Vaucluse. This learned society is a continuation of the Academy of Emulators of Avignon founded in 1658, it is recognized of public utility in 1919. The Vaucluse Academy, a generalist, gives priority to local history in all its aspects. It plays an important cultural role through the activity of its members, its periodicals, its exhibitions and symposia on the history and archaeology of Vaucluse. In addition to its publishing activities, it is the custodian of documentation collections composed of local works and regional scholarly journals, biographies, separate prints, monographs of towns and villages. Beautiful library, including the publications of learned societies in connection with the Academy of Vaucluse.

Wikipedia: Académie de Vaucluse (FR)

2. Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs

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The Chapel of the Black Confessor is located on Banastley Street in Avignon (Wokles). It is home to one of the largest fraternities in Pope City. The "Grey Confessor" was the first of a long list of confessors in Avignon. Later known as the "Black Confessor", it was founded by a group of Florentine nobles in 1488; "White Confessor," a fraternity founded by 13 Avignon people in 1527; "The Blue Confessor," founded in 1557 by dissent from other fraternities. Then, at the end of the 16th century, "compassionate black confessor" was born. This movement continued with the establishment of the Purple Confessor (1622) and the Red Confessor (1700). The revolution ended this prosperity, and today Avignon is left with only "Gray Confessor" and "Black Confessor".

Wikipedia: Chapelle des Pénitents noirs (Avignon) (FR)

3. Maison Jean Vilar

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Inaugurated on July 18, 1979, Jean Villar House is a place of remembrance and entertainment dedicated to all aspects of Jean Villar's work, the Avignon Festival and "OFF", as well as live performances in Avignon and its region. The vitality of the place was initially built on a consortium of three entities: the Jean-Villar Society, the city of Avignon and the French National Library, and a three-way agreement was signed on December 12, 1977 for a period of 30 years. In 2011, the Ministry of Culture and Communication, which provided grants to the Jean Vilar Association, became the fourth partner. A new agreement was signed and renewed until 2017.

Wikipedia: Maison Jean-Vilar (FR)

4. Musée du Petit Palais

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The Musée du Petit Palais is a museum and art gallery in Avignon, southern France. It opened in 1976 and has an exceptional collection of Renaissance paintings of the Avignon school as well as from Italy, which reunites many "primitives" from the collection of Giampietro Campana. It is housed in a 14th-century building at the north side of the square overlooked by the Palais des Papes. The building, built in the early 14th century as the residence of the bishops of Avignon, was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the historic center of Avignon in 1995.

Wikipedia: Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon (EN)

5. Chapelle Saint-Louis

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The Jesuit Trainee is a building built at the end of the 16th century in Avignon, Vinessin County, as the home of religious formation for novice Jesuits. When the Jesuits were expelled from France (1768), the building was taken over by others and became the property of the city of Avignon in 1852. In 1987, the area was renovated to open a hotel and organize cultural and tourism events. Since 1950, these buildings and cloisters have been listed in the list of historical sites.

Wikipedia: Noviciat des Jésuites d'Avignon (FR)

6. Opéra Grand Avignon

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The Opéra d'Avignon is an opera house located in Avignon, France that has been in operation for almost two centuries. The initial opera house was constructed in 1824–1825, and opened with its inaugural performance on 30 October 1825. The original opera house was destroyed in a fire on 26 January 1846. The current opera house was built in 1846–1847 and was designed by architects Léon Feuchère and Théodore Charpentier.

Wikipedia: Opéra d'Avignon (EN)

7. Musée Angladon

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The Angladon Museum - Jacques Doucet is a museum at 5 rue Laboureur in Avignon. It is based in the hôtel de Massilian, a former hôtel particulier built in the 18th century. The museum was established in 1996 according to the wishes of Jean and Paulette Angladon-Dubrujeaud, heirs to the widow of the Parisian couturier Jacques Doucet (1853-1929). Its collections includes artworks from the 18th to 20th century.

Wikipedia: Angladon Museum (EN)

8. Statue du Millénaire capétien

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Mill é naire Capetien was organized in 1987 in France to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Hugues Capet's accession to the throne. By decree of the President of the French Republic, Francois Mitterrand, and under his strong sponsorship, the Commission to Celebrate the Millennium of Hugh Cape's accession to the throne was established. The committee is chaired by Jean Favier, director of the French Archives.

Wikipedia: Millénaire capétien (FR)

9. Musée Lapidaire

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The Lapidary Museum is a lapidarium-museum in Avignon, France. It has housed the classical Greek, Etruscan, Roman and Gallo-Roman sculptures and objects of the Calvet Museum since the 1980s. They are both run by the Fondation Calvet. As well as exhibiting the museum's core collections, it also mounts summer temporary exhibitions, conferences and networking events, particularly for scholars.

Wikipedia: Lapidary Museum (Avignon) (EN)

10. Maison du IV de Chiffre

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Chiffre IV's house, one of the oldest in Avignon, is on the corner of Rue des Teinturiers and Rue Guillaume Puy. The Gothic house, built in 1493, has a carved "Number Four" between three windows on the first floor. These abbreviations disappeared during a restoration, but were found in the Avignon magazine La Farandole, No.53, published on October 21, 1913.

Wikipedia: Maison du IV de Chiffre (FR)

11. Église Saint-Joseph-Travailleur

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St Joseph-Worker's Church is a parish church with firm modern architecture commissioned by Avignon Parish in the province of Walklus to provide equipment for a new community. It was built in the second half of the 20th century by French architect Guillaume Gilles (1912-1987), who came from Vais. Built from 1967 to 1969, it is enshrined on October 19, 1969.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Joseph-Travailleur d'Avignon (FR)

12. Théâtre des Halles

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Th é â tre des Halles is a theatre located in Avignon, Vauxus, France. It premiered in 1983 under the impetus of director Alan Timar. Th é â tre des Halles is the permanent stage and performance venue of the Avignon Festival, located within the city wall, close to Pai Square and Avignon Market, which is a tried and tested market hence its name.

Wikipedia: Théâtre des Halles (FR)

13. Hôtel de Villeneuve-Martignan

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Hôtel de Villeneuve-Martignan Shoshanah / CC BY 2.0

The Calvet Museum is the main museum in Avignon. Since the 1980s the collection has been split between two buildings, with the fine arts housed in an 18th-century hôtel particulier and a separate Lapidary Museum in the former chapel of the city's Jesuit college on rue de la République. It is one of the museums run by the Fondation Calvet.

Wikipedia: Calvet Museum (EN)

14. Théâtre du Chêne Noir

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The Théâtre du Chêne noir is located in the former chapel of the Abbaye Sainte-Catherine d'Avignon (a historical monument registered since 1974), located on rue Sainte-Catherine, behind the Palais des papes d'Avignon. Gérard Gelas' company moved there in 1971. With André Benedetto, he was a pioneer of the Off d'Avignon festival.

Wikipedia: Théâtre du Chêne noir (FR)

15. Chapelle de l'Oratoire

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The Chapel of the Oratory of Avignon is located in the rue Joseph-Vernet. This eighteenth-century building was begun in 1713, taken over in 1730 and finally completed in 1749. It has been classified as a historical monument since 1912. It takes its name from a congregation, the Society of the Oratory of Jesus.

Wikipedia: Chapelle de l'Oratoire (Avignon) (FR)

16. Chapelle du Verbe Incarné

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The Incarnate Chapel is a small former religious building located at 21 Leith Street in the historical center of Avignon, the capital of Vauclus province, France. Since 1998, the chapel has been used as a performance venue during the Avignon Art Festival.

Wikipedia: Chapelle du Verbe Incarné (Avignon) (FR)

17. Hôtel de l'Espine

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H ô tel de l 'Espine is a former mansion in Avignon, built on the original site of a monastery founded in Avignon in the 15th century by Dominican women from Santa Prasede, with few remains. It is now home to the Volcleus Handicrafts Chamber of Commerce.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de l'Espine (FR)

18. Basilique Saint-Pierre

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Saint-Pierre Basilica in Avignon is a Gothic-style Catholic basilica located in Avignon on Place Saint-Pierre. Built on the site of a first construction of the seventh century, its current reconstruction dates from 1358.

Wikipedia: Basilique Saint-Pierre d'Avignon (FR)

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