Avignon campsite

Our campsite near Avignon

Our Mas de Nicolas campsite is just 30 minutes from Avignon, the magnificent city of the Popes. So you can enjoy all Avignon’s activities while camping. A place equipped for your relaxation with our balneo area featuring a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, hammam and fitness room with bikes and treadmill.

For 2 or groups of 6, you can enjoy a fully-equipped, air-conditioned mobile home or chalet, with wi-fi access. If you’re bringing your camper van, caravan or simply want to pitch your tent, 166 pitches are available.

  • Wineries
  • Walks
  • Shows and opera
  • Museums

Avignon, city of the popes

Located in the Vaucluse region (84), at the confluence of the Rhône and Durance rivers, lies Avignon, nicknamed the “City of the Popes” due to the presence of the popes from 1309 to 1423, and currently the largest city in the prefecture. One of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts and historic center, the Popes’ Palace, the Episcopal complex and the Pont Saint-Bénézet (Avignon Bridge) are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Founded by the Phocaeans from Marseille around 539 BC, it became a Roman colony around 121 BC. The famous Pont d’Avignon was begun in 1177 and finished in 1185, with a length of 920 meters, a width of 4 meters and 22 arches. It was the only bridge crossing the Rhône between Lyon and the sea.

The Palace of the Popes, built from 1335 onwards, was to become the largest Gothic building in Europe, and is a must-see.

And Avignon is also known for its famous “Festival d’Avignon”, which has made it a capital of the performing arts since 1947! Dance, theater and music performances enliven the city streets. More than 120,000 spectators come every year to admire shows and actors with established reputations from all over France and the world.

What to do in Avignon

With its rich cultural heritage, there are many places to visit in Avignon:

  • palais des Papes,
  • St Benezet bridge (Avignon bridge),
  • Opera House, Town Hall, Churches
  • le Cloître St Louis,
  • le Rocher des Doms,
  • Musée en Images (over 1,000 images of Avignon),
  • musée du petit Palais (paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance),
  • musée Calvet,
  • Musée Lapidaire (archaeology, prehistory and paintings from the 16th to the 20th centuries);

But Avignon is also a city of :

  • The Avignon Festival from mid-July to mid-August;
  • theater and opera performances all year round,
  • the Avignon Jazz Festival in early August,
  • river trips and excursions on the Rhône,
  • visits to wineries, including the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape,

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