Entrance Musee Calvet Avignon France © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Avignon – Visit the Musée Calvet

Established in 1811 by imperial decree (of Napoleon Bonaparte) at the bequest of local physician and collector Esprit Calvet – who bequeathed his private collection of art and antiquities to the city of Avignon – the Musée Calvet is a museum worth … Continue reading

Walkway from Cathedral to Rocher des Doms Avignon France © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Free things to do in Avignon – Stroll through Rocher des Doms

If you’re looking for a nice way to spend an hour while in Avignon, stroll through Rocher des Doms.  This cool, quiet, and shady public park – located on the ‘Rock of the Doms’, a promontory alongside the Cathedral des Doms … Continue reading

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The cheapest and easiest way to get from Marseille to Avignon

The cheapest and easiest way to get from Marseille to Avignon is by regional train. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from the Marseille train station (Gare de Saint-Charles) to Avignon Centre: Step 1: Make your way to the Marseille … Continue reading

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Things to do in Avignon – Visit the Bridge of Avignon

The Bridge of Avignon, also known as Saint Bénezet Bridge, is one of the top attractions in Avignon that together with the Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) and several other sites makes up the city’s Historic Center – a … Continue reading

Palace of the Popes Avignon France © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Avignon – Visit the Palace of the Popes 

Most visitors to Avignon will undoubtedly want to visit the Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes); it’s the main tourist attraction within the city walls.   Built to serve as the palace of the Avignon Popes, this immense 14th-century Gothic … Continue reading