Most popular Villas in Avignon
Highlights in Avignon
- Historic sites and museums
- Excellent wines and gastronomy
- Beautiful fields of lavender
- Excellent day tours from the city
- Fantastic outings
Most popular amenities for Villas in Avignon
Villas in Avignon
Nestled in the tourist region of Vaucluse, Avignon is the perfect place to plan your tailor-made trip and enjoy an unforgettable getaway or a long and well-deserved vacation. Get away from daily routine and spend some quality time with family or friends in a nice villa. Most villas are located outside the main historic centre but still close enough to walk to it in less than 5 minutes. Opposite the city you can also find your property in Barthelasse Island, connected with a bridge you can cross into central Avignon. For those not wishing to walk there is the option to get on the free boat shuttle to the bottom of the Pont d’Avignon.Lovely villas with beautiful decorations
Ideally located villas with the most beautiful gardens, private swimming pools, BBQ areas and lovely patios and terraces to enjoy dinners, parties or gatherings with friends and families. Depending on the area where the villas are, you can get stunning views of the Rhône from the comfort of spacious lounges and large common areas. Beautiful decorated kitchens, an art deco touch in every room and light colours that add a refined finish. Enjoy a fantastic villa with all the amenities and start the holidays you always dreamed of.
Travellers and activities
Named the European Capital of Culture in 2000, the ancient walled city of Avignon is very rich in history. Nestled in the lush vineyards of the Rhone Valley, there are churches, chapels, convents and decorated buildings that draw in many history buffs. The Palace of Popes is one of the most opulent and important buildings, dated from the Middle Ages. Explore the scenic waterways of Provence and the Phenicien barges. Enjoy a mix of gastronomy, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and visit the 10 art museums within the ramparts. Stroll around the botanical gardens and visit the 17th and 8th century mansions.Avignon for wine lovers
The area of Provence and the Rhone Valley is known worldwide for its food and wine. Wine lovers will be in a perfect paradise. There are many wine tasting experiences for you to explore and awake your tastebuds. Tasting a wine calls upon your sight, your smell and your taste. Into a well-lit room with no odours that can interfere, you will enter a sensorial experience with your tulip-shaped glass. Look, smell and taste some Châteauneuf-du-Pape or Côte du Rhône. Wish you a very pleasant and excellent wine tasting!
Avignon became famous because it was where the Popes fled to when leaving the corruption of Rome in the 14th century.
Top 7 travel tips in Avignon
Being surrounded by natural beauty is one of the most incredible things in the area of Provence. Avignon is a good base to visit the splendid and unique rural villages or inland cities of Nimes, Aix-en-Provence, Gordes, Roussillon, Les Baux de Provence and Saint Rémy. Take your time and visit these locations at your own pace. Make a memorable journey for years to come.2. Enjoy the cultural offer
The annual Festival d’ Avignon is one of the city’s most popular cultural attractions. Held in July, this theatre festival includes readings, avant-garde plays and famous chants. The shows are well known by visitors. Throughout the year, many performances and a varied program of theatre productions are held here. The cultural life of the city is always offering great entertainment for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a night out watching a great film, attending the opera or the lovely dance festival - Hivernales de la Danse.3. Taste the flavours of Provence
Provencal specialties are always in the menu of any eatery. Whether you are looking for a fine dine or a nibble at a friendly café, there is always something authentic and regional to taste. Game, fish stuffed with basil, thyme and rosemary, meat, olive oil and all paired with a glass of the best wines of the region. Do not miss the chance to try some Pied and paquets, asparagus, charcuterie or foie de veau en persillade. Indulge yourself with these Provence delicacies.4. Visit the oldest market of Les Halles
One of the emblematic spots of avignon is Les Halles Market. This is the oldest covered market where you can find the freshest produce for your table. Famous gourmands also do their shopping here which are later served at their Michelin Star restaurants! From Tuesday to Sunday, until 1:30pm, you can stroll around the stalls and get some veggies, fruit, fresh meat, fish and some sweets. Buy a few bottles of wine to go with your ingredients and enjoy the best flavours of the region. And on Saturday mornings, from 11 to 12 some of the best chefs in Avignon will demonstrate their culinary skills preparing a dish with the produce from the market.5. Visit the lavender fields
From June to mid August, you can experience a unique day out visiting the fields of lavender. Immerse into the blue world of lavender. Take a scenic tour through the Lavender Route from Avignon. Admire the beauty of the fields in bloom, discover picturesque village and take the most beautiful pictures surrounded by thousands of lavender, the emblematic plant of the Provence. A romantic getaway for two, don’t you think?6. Avignon on wheels
A good way of seeing Avignon is getting on the Petit Train. For 40 minutes, this road train takes you to the main sites of the city. Enjoy great views of the picturesque streets, the famous bridge of Avignon and several neighbourhoods close to the centre, the Rocher des Doms and the popular Palais des Papes. Families with kids, eldest visitors or somebody who has limited time, this is the best way for you to know the city in a very comfortable way. Get on the train and enjoy the tour.7. Discover the biggest island on a river
Île de la Barthelasse is one of Europe’s biggest river islands. Cross the Pont Daladier or get on the ferry and you get to the island. These peaceful island is very quiet as there are only a few houses. The floodings and the highest point being just 18 metres above sea level makes it a vulnerable place to live in. It is an enjoyable place to discover on wheels, though. Whether you like driving or cycling, a tour around the island is a nice way to spend the day. Have a picnic on the banks of the Rhône and enjoy your day.