The capital city of the Vaucluse region is most known for its incredibly well preserved architecture, tangible history and epic events. While the dramatic medieval wall that encircles the old city is an impressive sight, it is the charming boutique-lined streets, complete with superb restaurants and leafy squares that makes visitors look twice. An artist’s mecca, the city also has a number of impressive museums including the famed Musee de Petit Palais, which exhibits Italian religious paintings by artists like Botticelli, Carpaccio and Giovanni di Paolo. The shining star in the city’s cultural calendar is the annual Avignon Festival, the largest in France, where the world’s greatest actors in contemporary performing arts descend onto the French city for several weeks in July.
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