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By motorhome to the Rome of France, Avignon!

Get in your motorhome and get ready for a motorhome-trip to the south of France. Here lies Avignon, the Rome of France. The city did not get this name for nothing. In the 14th century it was the residence of the Pope. Are you curious what Avignon has in store for you? Then be sure to read on and discover the must-sees of the Rome of France!

Back in time at the Palais des Papes

In the middle of the historic center of Avignon, you'll find Palais des Papes. This is the largest Gothic structure in Europe! Between 1352 and 1376, this palace served as the residence of the Pope. In this time the Pope did not reside in Rome, but in Avignon. Chances are that Avignon is therefore called the Rome of France. Stroll through the old chapels with many murals. Imagine dinners in the great ballroom and take a look at the private apartments of the Pope. Are you an art lover? Then don't forget to go to Chapelle Saint Martial. Here you will find frescoes by
Metteo Giovannetti, a famous artist from the 14th century.

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- Palais des Papes: the ancient residence of the Pope 

A surprising audio tour at Pont Saint-Bénézet

Discover a piece of history at Pont Saint-Bénézet. This bridge is also known as Pont d'Avignon. In the 12th century, this was the only fixed riverbank connection between Lyon and the Mediterranean Sea. The bridge was 915 meters long and had no less than 22 arches. Unfortunately, in the seventeenth century, most of the bridge was destroyed. Today, the remains of this historic bridge can be viewed. Are you curious what this bridge was for? Discover it through an audio tour and find out everything you need to know about this special connection.

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- Admire the remains of this historic bridge.

Stroll through one of the most famous antique markets!

Do you love art, antiques and second-hand furniture? Then the Avignon flea market is for you! Here you will find one of the most famous antique markets in all of France. Every Saturday, you can admire the best second-hand items here. Stroll through the streets of Avignon past more than 100 stalls with tables, crystals and much more. Want to score an authentic painting at this market? Then be there early! The market starts at 06:00 and ends at 15:00.

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- You can stroll for hours on this large antiques market!

Take a break in the city garden

Have you seen enough culture? Then walk towards Rocher des Doms. This is the highest point of Avignon! Here you will find Le Jardin des Doms, a beautiful city park. In this park you can completely relax. Take a walk through this green park along many trees, special plants and a beautiful pond. Once you sit down on one of the many benches you can enjoy a panoramic view over the river Rhone and the
city center.

Spend the night at Aire de camper-Car Pont d'Avignon

Can't wait to take your motorhome to the south of France and discover the city of Avignon? Then you can spend the night at Aire de camping-car Pont d'Avignon.
This motorhome site is located 1.5 kilometers from the historical center of the city.  

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- Spend the night near the historic center of Avignon!

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