Tourism News


Avignon’s municipal museums are now free!

published on 28/04/2020

You’ve wandered the halls of the Pope’s Palace, taken a selfie on the Pont d’Avignon, and enjoyed a lavender sorbet in the Place de l’Horloge – maybe now you feel refreshed enough to continue your cultural explorations… ...

Opening of the wine school at the Carré du Palais

published on 28/04/2020

The magnificent 18th century mansion of Calvet de la Palun, one of the last mansions built in Pontifical Avignon and formerly the Bank de France, is the ideal setting for showcasing the wines of the Rhône… ...

Discover a replica chandelier from the Kremlin at Lustrerie Mathieu

published on 28/04/2020

Régis Mathieu, the owner of Ateliers Mathieu “Everything changes all the time, here.” So says Régis Mathieu, the owner of this long-running family business, whose contagious creative energy can’t help but rub off on his visitors. It’s true that… ...

Jon Chiri, a Californian chef in Avignon’s covered market

published on 28/04/2020

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Avignon’s Les Halles covered market, this tall, intrepid Californian happily rises to the challenge of dishing up delicious French “bistronomy” in this temple to Provençal gastronomy and agriculture – and always… ...

Now open: Parc Spirou!

published on 28/04/2020

The brand new Parc Spirou amusement park has just opened between Avignon and Carpentras. As you may have guessed, it’s inspired by the Spirou comic strip. And although Spirou himself is the park’s symbol, the attractions are… ...

Follow in the footsteps of Albert Camus at the Domaine de Palerme

published on 28/04/2020

You can now make your way through the doors of this magnificent 18th-century country house, recently converted into a guesthouse. It was the holiday home of Albert Camus in the 50s, and his friend, the poet René… ...

A New Olive Oil Museum in the Luberon

published on 24/04/2020

This summer, an Olive Oil Museum opened in the village of Oppède, near Cavaillon. Set up by the Hugues family – winemakers at the Domaine de la Royère since 1986 – it showcases the age-old art of… ...

All-terrain electric scooter rides on the Mont Ventoux

published on 23/04/2020

In Mormoiron, at the foot of Mont Ventoux, Vaucluse’s mountain biking champion Mosso has come up with the idea of exploring the area on rather strange machines – electric scooters the same size as a bike with… ...

A contemporary Art Route in Vaucluse

published on 22/04/2020

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Collection Lambert in Avignon, you’re invited to come and discover the wonderful, unusual, and inspiring places in Vaucluse that are dedicated to contemporary art. 20 years of the… ...