Avignon, France sits right along the Rhone River, in the region of Provence. Just shy of a three-hour train ride to Paris, Avignon captivates the hearts of many year-round. The city is host to the famous Palais des Papes. This historical palace is the biggest and most significant medieval gothic building in all of Europe. Avignon attracts over four million visitors every year and most importantly, hosts the annual Avignon Festival in July. Peak season for this town tends to coincide with the festival in July through the end of August. If visiting in the fall make sure to bring an umbrella, their rainiest months are September and October!
When working on a private aviation trip to Avignon, you will land at Caumont Airport, which is located about 10km south of downtown. For inflight dining options on your departure from Avignon, your needs can be fulfilled through the Air Culinaire Worldwide® Network. As always, it is best to plan your inflight catering needs at least 48 hours ahead for the details of your next leg, especially during peak season. The easiest way to plan and order your in-flight catering is via the ACW Menu app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices.
Avignon not only hosts its famous arts festival but also has many other activities. One of the many popular events is the wine feast. This event brings over 25 wine makers and growers to talk about their experience, their skills and best of all, their wine. After the wine festival comes to a close make sure to stick around for the world famous arts festival. This event brings in about 100,000 people each year and lasts three weeks long. The live performances include dance, theater, visual, music and arts.
When the summer months get too hot many like to head inside and take in all the history this town has to offer. The Palais des Papes is considered a UNESCO heritage site and received about 650,000 visitors annually. Many go to appreciate the historical, religious and architectural significance of the palace. Along with the palace, another popular indoor stop is the Place Pie. This indoor market, filled with over 50 vendors, offers products such as cheese, bread, fruit, poultry, seafood, flowers and just about anything you can think of! Not only does the market sell products, but they also have chefs who will cook for you! Saturday just before noon two chefs create a dish from the products offered on the stands and demonstrate their culinary skills to any and all spectators.
When trying to get around the city it is best to either walk or bike. The city only spans about 65 km (25 sq mi), therefore moving about is pretty easy. One could also rent a bike or hire a car, both relatively common. Although there are taxis, the distances traveled typically aren’t very far and many enjoy walking about and taking in the fresh air. Another popular activity is a visit to the Regional Nature Park of the Camargue. This protected park is home to flamingos, wild horses as well as over 300 species of birds.
Avignon is beautifully historic city with a peacefully personality. For those who are looking for a serene getaway, this place is a must see! Between the three week long arts festival and the regional nature park one cannot go wrong by visiting this quaint city in southern France.
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