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Camping Avignon 2020-01-08T09:18:18+00:00

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Avignon, the city of the popes

Our camping near Avignon

Our camping Mas de Nicolas is only 30 minutes from Avignon, the magnificent city of the popes. You will enjoy all the activities of Avignon while being camping. A place equipped for your relaxation with our spa area consisting of a heated pool, a jacuzzi, a steam room and a gym with bicycles and treadmills.
In 2 or group of 6 people, you can enjoy a mobile home or a cottage equipped, air conditioned, with access to the point wi-fi.
If you come with your motorhome, caravan or you just want to pitch your tent, 166 sites are at your disposal.

Avignon, city of the popes

Located in the Vaucluse (84), at the confluence of the Rhone and Durance, is Avignon, nicknamed the „city of the popes“ because of the presence of the popes from 1309 to 1423, it is currently the largest city of the prefecture . It is one of the rare French cities to have preserved its ramparts and its historical center, the palace of the popes, the episcopal ensemble and the bridge Saint-Bénézet (the bridge of Avignon) are registered with the world inheritance by UNESCO.
Founded by the Phocians of 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 920 meters long, 4 meters wide and 22 arches. It was the only bridge to cross the Rhone between Lyon and the sea.
The Pope’s palace, it was built from 1335, it will become the largest Gothic building in Europe, a must to visit.
And Avignon is also known for its famous „Festival d’Avignon“, which makes it a living show capital since 1947! Dance shows, theater and music enliven all the streets of the city. More than 120,000 spectators come each year to admire well-known shows and comedians from all over France and around the world.

What to do in Avignon

Rich cultural heritage, many places to visit in Avignon :

  • Palace of the Popes,
  • bridge of St Benezet (Avignon bridge),
  • Opera House, City Hall, Churches
  • the Cloister St Louis,
  • the Rocher des Doms,
  • the Museum in Images (more than 1,000 images of Avignon),
  • Museum of the Small Palace (paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance),
  • Calvet museum,
  • Lapidary museum (archeology, prehistory and paintings from the 16th to the 20th century).

But Avignon is also a city animated by :

  • The festival of Avignon mid July to August,
  • theater and opera performances all year long,
  • the Avignon Jazz Festival in early August,
  • river trips and excursions on the Rhone,
  • visiting wineries, including the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape,