Avignon, the ‘City of the Popes’, former Christian capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The vestiges of its fascinating history are numerous. Book a flight for your trip to Avignon and explore the Papal palace during your holiday. An imposing Gothic construction in the heart of the town, it’s attracted pilgrims for centuries and is nowadays also a venue for Avignon’s annual performing arts festival. Its Christian past remains, with the Saint Pierre College, Notre Dame des Doms Cathedral, Saint-Symphorien-les-Carmes Church and Saint-Ruf Abbey being famous attractions. Set out on foot and tour its medieval ramparts, which circle the old quarter. Take a wander along its timeless, charming streets, named after crafts that were once practised in the town – rue des Teinturiers, rue Fusterie, rue Saraillerie and rue Palapharnerie amongst others. You’ll be able to reserve a room in a nearby hotel. It’s also the perfect base from which to visit the rest of this stunning region. Nîmes and the Pont du Gard, Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux and Arles are easily reacheable. Their names conjure up images of sun kissed days, singing cicadas and a zest for life. And, if you fancy a dance, there’s always the bridge!