Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Avignon, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 14 sights
Distance 3 km
Ascend 30 m
Descend 31 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: Musée Louis Vouland

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The Louis-Vouland Museum in Avignon (Vaucluse) presents, in a private mansion in Villeneuve-Esclapon, a rich collection of decorative arts representative of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with Parisian furniture, earthenware from the Midi, goldsmith's work, tapestries and paintings.

Wikipedia: Musée Louis Vouland (FR), Website

270 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Hôtel de l'Espine

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The Hôtel de l'Espine is a former private mansion in Avignon, built on the site of a convent founded by the Dominican nuns of Sainte Praxède in Avignon from the fifteenth century, and of which only rare remains remain. It now houses the Chamber of Trades and Crafts of Vaucluse.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de l'Espine (FR)

235 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

304 meters / 4 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)

198 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Hôtel de Salvati-Palasse

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Hôtel de Salvati-Palasse Allie_Caulfield / CC BY 2.0

The Vaucluse Academy, 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 was recognized as a public utility in 1919. The Académie de Vaucluse, which is 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 conferences on the history and archaeology of the Vaucluse. In addition to its publishing activities, it is the custodian of documentation collections consisting of local works and regional scholarly journals, biographies, reprints, and monographs of towns and villages. Beautiful library, with in particular the publications of learned societies in connection with the Academy of Vaucluse.

Wikipedia: Académie de Vaucluse (FR)

169 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Palais du Roure

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Palais du Roure

The Palais du Roure is a listed hôtel particulier in Avignon, France.

Wikipedia: Palais du Roure (EN)

250 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: 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, rebuilt 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)

138 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Église Saint-Agricol

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The Collegiate Church of Saint-Agricol in Avignon is a former collegiate church built in the seventh century by Saint Agricol.

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

202 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: 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), Website, Url Festival

172 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Maison Jean Vilar

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Maison Jean Vilar

The Maison Jean Vilar, inaugurated on 18 July 1979, is an archive dedicated to the work and thought of Jean Vilar which offers shows, readings, meetings and exhibitions. It also carries the history of the Festival d'Avignon to the present day, that of the "OFF" and of various cultural structures in the Region. The dynamics of this place were initially based on the alliance of four entities: the Jean Vilar Association, the City of Avignon, the National Library of France and the Ministry of Culture and Communication, brought together by a quadripartite agreement signed for 30 years on December 12, 1977. The last agreement expired in 2017.

Wikipedia: Maison Jean-Vilar (FR), Website, Url Festival

270 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Basilique Saint-Pierre

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The Basilica of Saint-Pierre d'Avignon is a Gothic-style Catholic basilica located in Avignon on the 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)

155 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Synagogue

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The Avignon synagogue is a Jewish place of worship in the heart of the former Avignon quarry.

Wikipedia: Synagogue d'Avignon (FR)

443 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: Tour des Augustins

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The Augustinian Tower is located in the commune of Geaune, in the French department of Landes. It is classified as a historical monument by decree of 9 July 1909.

Wikipedia: Tour des Augustins (FR)

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Église Saint-Symphorien-les-Carmes

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Église Saint-Symphorien-les-Carmes

The church of Saint-Symphorien-les-Carmes is a church that was successively conventual, then parish, and located in Avignon on the Place des Carmes.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Symphorien-les-Carmes (Avignon) (FR)


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