Place de l'Horloge (Avignon)


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Place de l'Horloge (Avignon)

Place de l'Horloge (Clock Tower Square) is the main square and heart of Avignon. It gets its name from the city's Gothic clock tower, which is, ironically, barely visible from the square as it's obscured by newer Neoclassical City Hall buildings. The square is a melting pot of culture and history, housing the City Hall, Avignon's Opera House, as well as a variety of outdoor restaurants and cafés. Place de l'Horloge is also a popular venue for annual events such as the Festival d'Avignon in July and the Christmas Market in December.

Do & See

From exploring its stunning lavender fields to skiing in the French Alps to wandering through its picturesque hilltop towns to rubbing elbows with the rich and famous in the French Riviera, there's definitely something for everyone in Provence. The Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing grapes, and wine enthusiasts will be delighted by the region's vineyards, which produce some of the finest wines in France. Visitors can also explore the region's ancient olive groves, learn about the history and production of olive oil, and even participate in tastings to discover the diverse flavours of this culinary treasure. The Côte d'Azur's beautiful coastline is another major draw, with glamorous cities such as Nice and Saint-Tropez offering sun, sea, and sand in abundance. Culture vultures will love exploring the region's historic landmarks and fascinating museums, such as Cézanne's Studio and the Vincent van Gogh Foundation.