Avignon, France

Avignon and the River Rhone

Avignon and the River Rhone

Map of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes in France

Avignon is in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Map of Rhone-Alpes, France

Avignon is in the (84) Vaucluse departement

Avignon in Vaucluse

Map of Avignon in the Vaucluse

About Avignon

Avignon is in the Vaucluse department of the Rhone-Alpes region.

The beautiful walled city of Avignon lays on the banks of the River Rhone. The city grew with the Romans one hundred years before Christ. Today the city is famous not only for the bridge but also for one of the finest theater festivals.

Pont d'Avignon
The famous bridge Pont d'Avignon

Events, expos, festivals

Avignon Festival

The festival began almost 30 years ago with Jean Vilar, his aim was to attract people to the theater. Now the festival has a very high world wide reputation and is a top cultural event in France.

Tourism, travel, information

Tourisme office

The tourisme office of Avignon is a great place to begin exploring the city.