Among the many reasons to add Avignon to your bucket list, is the fact that it is utterly picturesque.
In taking advantage of our unexpected time to get to know the city, we both found ourselves hardly able to put down our cameras, because every street or alley seemed to hold something new and different and beautiful in ways that Paris simply hadn’t been.
Hang on to your Instagram hearts, ladies and gents. Here’s Avignon!
Admire this beauty from the outside, or purchase tickets and take a LONG stroll through the interior of this amazing and beautiful historical site. Much of the palace’s prior opulence is long gone, but what remains is still stunning.
Boyfriend Perspective: You may find that you are being serenaded by a musician or two in the plaza. Start stepping on her toes and slow dance under the palace.
Pont St Bénézet
One of Avignon’s crown jewels, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pont d’Avignon is not to be missed. Purchase tickets (5 €, each) to learn about the bridge’s storied history and take a stroll out onto its remaining arches.
Head up a spiral staircase accessible via an unobtrusive hole in Avignon’s old wall near a small road – and hike your way up to so glorious views (and some much needed shade!). This one’s free of cost.
Park above the city walls
As with the walls, themselves, this park is free to enjoy. You can also enjoy a snack at the pond-side restaurant, take your little ones to a nearby playground, or simply walk around and enjoy the change of pace.
Boyfriend Perspective: Beaucoup brownie points if you pack wine and cheese for a sunset snack.
Lavender patch by the Rhône
Can’t make it out to the countryside? Believe it or not, urban Avignon’s got you covered. We happened upon this patch during our “accidental” day in the city, and got some of the lavender shots we’d been hungering for. It’ll do until next time 🙂
Boyfriend Perspective: Can you insta-hack it so you’re in a lavender field?
Bonus: Pretty much every side street in the old city
Are there any spots in this lovely city that we missed? Let us know in the comments!