France – Avignon – June 2017

We left Uzes by bus for Avignon on 2nd June 2017. We had rented a nice apartment in the city centre where we would stay for 5 nights.

Avignon is in Provence and is a medieval city on the banks of the River Rhone. A historic centre is surrounded by city walls with its main attractions being the massive Palais de Papes (the city was ruled by the Popes until it became part of France in 1791), the cathedral and the Pont D’Avignon. There is some architecture and the city is very walkable and as always,  les Halles here are excellent!

Larger than most cities in the area, there’s good shopping and lots of bars and restaurants. We found it a very liveable city and with good bus and train connections its a good base from which to travel and visit other places in the area.



The Palais de Papes with the Cathedral on the left












Les Halles, Avignon





We left Avignon for Arles on 7th June but see also separate posts for day trips we made in Provence to L’isle Sur La Sorge, St Remy de Provence and Boux-de-Provence.


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