The Palais des Papes: discovering Avignon’s hidden treasures

Just a short walk from the Auberge de Cassagne & Spa, Avignon is packed with historic monuments and venues that include a host of artistic and cultural events. For example, located in the city centre, the Palais des Papes, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the 10 most visited monuments in France. 

The Palais des Papes, cultural hub and central to Avignon Festival

Taking place in the summer sunshine of Provence, the Avignon Festival is the world’s biggest theatre and performing arts event, attracting audiences from all over Europe. For three weeks, the city becomes a huge open-air performance space, with art everywhere. And the Palais des Papes is the centrepiece, with its Cour d’Honneur transformed into an extraordinary theatre for up to 2,000 spectators. 

A thrilling, sensory experience a stone’s throw from our luxury hotel

The Palais des Papes has plenty to offer. Throughout the year, it has a wide range of tours, events, workshops, and fun activities for families of all ages. Thanks to augmented reality, you can walk through the 9 main rooms of the palace as they were in the 14th century, enjoy a botanical tour of the gardens and visit over 25 rooms that are open to the public. The palace also plays host to shows such as Candlelight, a series of acoustic concerts celebrating the biggest hip-hop classics, as well as Coldplay, Hans Zimmer and Ludovico Einaudi. 

The Auberge de Cassagne & Spa: a five-star stay in Avignon

The Auberge de Cassagne & Spa is ideally located, a short walk from Avignon and its city centre. In this magnificent 1850 bastide (a medieval fortified town), our luxury hotel is surrounded by green parkland and shady terraces. Make yourself at home at our spa hotel in Avignon, and enjoy the scents, colours and hospitality of Provence. Set in idyllic surroundings, our charming hotel has spacious rooms with sophisticated decor, where you can relax all year round and enjoy our indoor swimming pool. So why wait any longer? Our team will be delighted to help you arrange your stay and any activities.

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