Monuments in Avignon

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The Palais des Papes
The biggest Gothic palace in Europe.
>>> Find out more: Palais des Papes, Avignon
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The Bridge of Saint-Bénézet
Built in the 12th century (1177-1185).
>>> Find out more: the pont d'Avignon - Saint Bénezet
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The Avignon ramparts
As you approach the centre of Avignon, its 14th century ramparts surrounding the city are a truly arresting site. Featuring 39 towers and seven main gates, they are approximately 4 kilometres in length.
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Antique remains
Avignon is an ancient Roman city and was originally an important trading hub, at the crossroads of major commercial roads. You can still visit Roman remains dating back to the first century AD.
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The Hôtel des Monnaies

Located directly opposite the main entrance of the Palais des Papes, it was built in 1619 in the baroque Italian style. Nowadays it is the Olivier Messiaen music conservatory, and houses the administrative arm of the Avignon Festival Off.
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The Theatre - opera
The first theatre, built in 1825 on the Place de l'Horloge, was destroyed by a fire in 1846 and replaced by the current building (1846-1847).

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The Town hall
Located in the very heart of Avignon, on the Place de l'Horloge, it was built in 1844.

Palais du Roure
Housing an institute specialising in archaeology and ethnology and the promotion of Provençal language, as well as a museum of traditional arts and crafts.
Hôtel de Baroncelli-Javon - 3, rue Collège-du-Roure - Tel. +33 (0)4 90 80 80 88
Visit of the rooms and collections every Tuesday at 3pm or by appointment (groups limited to 20 people maximum). The library is open from Monday to Friday from 9am to noon and 2pm to 5.30pm.


Maison Jean-Vilar
A venue hosting a wide array of animations, temporary exhibitions, meetings, presentations, a video library…
Hôtel de Crochans
Montée Paul-Puaux - 8, rue de Mons - Tel. +33 (0)4 90 86 59 64 -
open from Monday to Friday from 9am to noon and 1.30pm to 5.30pm.