Enjoy the South of France

Avignon is a city situated in the region of Provence, located in the southern part of France, that has many surprises to offer in addition to numerous historical attractions.

The city, historically significant as the seat of the popes, invites visitors to explore its charming old town with its rich heritage. Avignon is renowned for its world-famous Papal Palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it one of the most frequented places in France.


Travelling to Avignon by ship

Step on board the A-ROSA cruise ships and discover the city of Lyon from the river.

With the A-ROSA LUNA and the A-ROSA STELLA you will dock directly in the centre of Avignon during your city trip. You can reach the centre of the city by foot and immediately set off on a stroll down one of the shopping streets.

City of the Popes

The many cultural treasures of this distinctive city trace their origins to the era of papal rule within the Catholic Church.

Thanks to the residence of the popes in the 14th century, the cityscape underwent lasting influence and continues to captivate visitors with its abundance of attractions. Revel in the picturesque setting of the medieval town and allow yourself to be swept away by the extraordinary flair of the Provence.

City Trips along the Rhône/Saône

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Excursions and Sightseeing in Avignon



The impressive Gothic building dates back to the time when Avignon was the center of Christianity. Not only from the outside the imposing building looks like a fortress, also a visit to the interior is worthwhile. Several halls, including the grand audience hall, the consortium, and impressive state rooms, are open for exploration. The construction of the building was completed in under 20 years, in which nine popes later lived in succession. Visitors can also tour private quarters of the Pope, like the Pope's bedroom.

PONT SAINT-BÉNÉZET Rhônekreuzfahrten mit A-ROSA


The famous bridge was once the only crossing over the Rhône, on which the river cruises of A-ROSA take place today. After the bridge collapsed multiple times due to flooding, the decision was made in 1669 not to reconstruct it. Consequently, the bridge now terminates in the middle of the Rhône. Nevertheless, four of its arches remain intact, rendering the structure a truly unique attraction.

JARDIN DES DOMS Auszeit genießen mit A-ROSA


Avignon's city park is ideal for a pleasant stroll. Even the locals appreciate the value of this oasis and take advantage of its picturesque surroundings for relaxation. Visitors, too, can relish the magnificent view of Mont Ventoux and the Rhone Valley from the esplanade.

VILLENEUVE-LÈS-AVIGNON Rhône Flusskreuzfahrt mit A-ROSA


On the other side of the Rhône River lies the medieval village of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. Within, you can marvel at an impressive fortress situated on Mont Andaon. You can also visit the Carthusian monastery founded by Pope Innocent VI in the heart of the village.