Facade of the Palais des Papes is the papal residence in Avignon, France

/ The Palace
of the Popes

The Palais des Papes is a must-see for history and architecture lovers visiting Avignon. About 12 minutes by car from the hotel La Magnaneraie, discover one of the most emblematic monuments of the city. The pontifical residence, both fortress and palace, is the largest Gothic construction of the Middle Ages.


Six conclaves were held in the palace of Avignon and the pontifical residence was during the 14th century the seat of Western Christendom.
Its 15,000m² of floor space, its frescoed flats and its elaborate architecture have earned it Unesco World Heritage status. Equipped with a Histopad, enjoy an unusual visit in augmented reality and discover what the Palais des Papes looked like at the time of the pontiffs.

/ The city
of Avignon

Just 5 minutes from the Hotel la Magnaneraie, the city of Avignon offers an incredible historical heritage. Travel back to the Middle Ages and discover its ramparts, the Palais des Papes and the famous Pont d'Avignon. Stroll through the medieval streets and admire the Renaissance townhouses. Visit the Cathedral of Notre-Dame des Doms, enjoy the view from the Rocher des Doms and fill up on flavours in one of the city's many restaurants. Don't miss out on the local specialities!

Between Provence and Languedoc, between Camargue, Alpilles and Luberon, the City of the Popes is a must for your stay. Let yourself be charmed by its historical past, its museums and lively squares. Organise your visit by finding useful information on the city's tourist office website or by asking at our hotel reception.

Saint Benezet bridge in Avignon in a beautiful summer day
Sunset at summit of Mont Ventoux.located in the Provence region of southern France . Mont Ventoux stands over 1,600 metres high, it is very popular with cyclists.

/ Mount

A mythical mountain in Provence and an emblematic stage of the Tour de France, Mont Ventoux is a must for your stay in Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon. It takes about an hour by car from our hotel to reach its summit, which rises to an altitude of 1912 metres, and to admire the breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside.


The Giant of Provence, also known as Mont Chauve for its bare stone summit which gives it a snowy mountain look all year round, offers great walking opportunities on its marked trails. Cross beech and fir forests by bike or on foot and enjoy nature.
Discover also the plain of the Comtat Venaissin and the vineyards of the Côtes du Ventoux, Sault and its lavender fields, the Toulourenc valley and its perched villages or the ancient site of Vaison la Romaine, which lie at the foot of the mountain.