5 days in Vaucluse Itinerary

5 days in Vaucluse Itinerary

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Avignon
— 4 nights
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Avignon

— 4 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Family-friendly places like Palais des Papes and Rocher des Doms will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Roussillon (Il Etait Une Flamme, Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, &more), Colorado Provencal (in Rustrel) and Mines de Bruoux (in Gargas). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, explore the ancient world of Forteresse de Mornas, contemplate the long history of Roman Theatre of Orange, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Avignon day trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Avignon is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in September: high temperatures in Avignon hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Vaucluse travel guide

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Castles · Bridges · Landmarks
Vaucluse is a department named after the famous spring, the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, close to the Mediterranean Sea, with a breezy, warm climate. The name means "Closed Valley," because the valley ends with a cliff face from which emanates a spring whose origin is so deep that its source has yet to be determined. Bordered by the Rhône to the west and the River Durance to the south, the mountains occupy a significant proportion of the eastern half of the department, with Mont Ventoux towering at 1,912 m (6,272 ft), also known as "the Giant of Provence," dominating the landscape. This department has interesting attractions in the form of medieval ramparts in its main town of Avignon, and Gordes is often considered to be one of the most beautiful villages and popular vacation spots in the country.