Avignon, Orange & Arles



The region of Avignon, Orange and Arles makes for one of the most popular destinations in Provence, thanks to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in southern France. Known for its vineyards and lavender fields, and flanked by the Rhone and the Camargue National park, it is definitely one of the most natural places to visit. Each big city has so much to offer in terms of breathtaking views, culture, architecture and activities.


Things to See and Do in Avignon, Orange and Arles

Cities & Towns

In Avignon you will find the famous 'Pont d'Avignon', making a wonderful place to learn about the history of the city, thanks to lots of private tours available. Full of beautiful architecture, breathtaking buildings and rich in history, you'll be whipping your camera out at every opportunity.

Travel north to Orange and you will find all some fine Roman architecture, a beautiful city with lots to explore. Enjoy local food in some great restaurants, or take a stroll at the 'Colline Saint Eutrope' if you're in need of some greenery.

To the south of Avignon is Arles, an absolutely wonderful place to visit, as well as being the city in which Van Gogh lived for a year. Arles is part of the Camargue territory and also has the Rhone on its doorstep, making for some wonderful views and walking opportunities. Popular thanks to its photography festival and local traditions, you can really see the French roots in this wonderful city.

St Rémy de Provence has been home to many famous people over the centuries including Nostradamus the prophet and Charles Gounod the composer. Vincent Van Gogh was treated at the monastery in the town and it was here that he painted 'Starry Night'. Princess Caroline of Monaco lived here for a while, too. Guided tours are available from the Tourist Office. St Rémy de Provence has many artisan shops selling products from posh frocks to little workshops making and selling 'santons', the traditional Provencal figurines of saints and holy people. The market is also very good.

Eygalières is the birthplace of both Nostradamus and a village popular with Van Gogh. A quiet retreat with shaded squares lined with cafes and boutiques.

Cavaillon is a small village famous for it's namesake, the Cavaillon melon, and has an annual melon festival!


Outdoors & Activities for Families

Massif des Alpilles is designated as a national park and offers magnificent landscapes with plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.


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