UNESCO Sites in Avignon Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) Most people associate popes with Rome. But key to Avignon’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) is an interesting and very important part of European and papal history. The story…
Top things to do in Avignon and the Vaucluse area of Provence — especially in the off-season
There’s no blooming lavender in sight. The Cavaillon melons won’t be ripe until summer, and the waters of the Mediterranean are a little chilly for swimming.
There are still many reasons to visit Provence in the off-season as we discovered on our trip in December.