Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Avignon, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 1.8 km
Ascend 16 m
Descend 14 m

Experience Avignon in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in AvignonIndividual Sights in Avignon

Sight 1: Pierre Boulle

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Pierre Boulle Probably Life Magazine (Archives) / Fair use

Pierre François Marie Louis Boulle was a French author. He is best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952) and Planet of the Apes (1963), that were both made into award-winning films.

Wikipedia: Pierre Boulle (EN)

118 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Chapelle du Verbe Incarné

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Chapelle du Verbe Incarné

The Chapel of the Incarnate Word is a modest-sized former religious building, located at 21 rue des Lices, in the historic center of the commune of Avignon, capital of the French department of Vaucluse. Since 1998, the chapel has been used as a performance hall during the Festival d'Avignon.

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

75 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Théâtre des Halles

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The Théâtre des Halles is a French theatrical structure located in Avignon, in the Vaucluse. It was created in 1983 under the impetus of the director Alain Timár. A permanent stage and venue for the Avignon Off Festival, the Théâtre des Halles is located within the city walls, near the Place Pie and the Halles d'Avignon, the Provençal market from which it takes its name.

Wikipedia: Théâtre des Halles (FR), Website

289 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Collégiale Saint-Didier

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Collégiale Saint-Didier

The collegiate church of Saint-Didier d'Avignon is a former Gothic collegiate church built in the middle of the fourteenth century, classified as a historical monument on July 27, 1983.

Wikipedia: Collégiale Saint-Didier d'Avignon (FR)

160 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Musée Angladon

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Musée Angladon ell brown / CC BY 2.0

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), Website

90 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Musée Lapidaire

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Musée Lapidaire

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), Website

137 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Temple Saint-Martial

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The Temple Saint-Martial d'Avignon is a Protestant place of worship located at the corner of rue des Lices and rue de la République in Avignon. The parish is a member of the United Protestant Church of France.

Wikipedia: Saint-Martial d'Avignon (FR), Website

220 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Saint-Bénézet

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Bénézet is a saint of the Catholic Church.

Wikipedia: Bénézet (EN)

191 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Esprit Requien

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Esprit Requien

Esprit Requien was a French naturalist, who made contributions in the fields of conchology, paleontology and especially botany.

Wikipedia: Esprit Requien (EN)

123 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Chapelle Saint-Louis

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The Jesuit novitiate is a building built in Avignon in the Comtat Venaissin at the end of the sixteenth century, to serve as a house of religious formation for the novices of the Society of Jesus. When the Jesuits were expelled from France (1768), the building passed into other hands and became the property of the city of Avignon in 1852. In 1987, the premises were rehabilitated to allow the opening of a hotel and the organization of cultural or tourist activities. Since 1950, the buildings and the cloister have been listed as Historic Monuments.

Wikipedia: Noviciat des Jésuites d'Avignon (FR), Url Festival, Url Mass

149 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Collection Lambert

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Collection Lambert

The Dictionary of the Streets of Avignon is a dictionary of the streets of the commune of Avignon, a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Caumont (Avignon) (FR), Website

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: 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)


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