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The skyline of Avignon is a magnificent urban landscape. Overlooking the city and the Rhône river, the Rocher des Doms presents an exceptional set of monuments including the Saint Bénezet Bridge, (the famous « Pont d’Avignon »), the Ramparts, the Petit Palais, the Cathedral and the impressive walls of the Popes’ Palace flanked by four mighty towers. This architectural group has been ranked by UNESCO: « world heritage for humanity ».

The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was started in 1335 and completed in less than twenty years under the leadership of two builder popes, Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI. The Popes’ Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe (15,000 m²of floor space, which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals). The visitor can see over 20 rooms, scenes of historic events, in particular the pope’s private chambers and the frescoes painted by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti.

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Palais des Papes

The Palace of the Popes Congress centre occupies two private wings of the Palace of the Popes, located in the heart of the historical centre of Avignon, easily accessible on foot from the hotels.

Place du Palais des Papes
84000 Avignon
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 27 50 56
Popes’ Palace Congress Centre

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Avignon is in the heart of Provence and has a unique geographic position, just 2 hours and 40 minutes from Paris by TGV.

TGV (HIGH-SPEED TRAIN): AVIGNON TGV STATION
  • International connections: Geneva, Barcelona, Brussels, Madrid, Frankfort and London
  • 2h40 from Paris Gare de Lyon Station
    (15 TGV a day)
  • 3h from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport
    (8 TGV a day)
  • 1h from Lyon (14 TGV a day)
  • 30’ from Marseille
  • 6’ connection from Avignon TGV station to Avignon Centre station.
For more information: SNCF website

Transport Map
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MARSEILLE PROVENCE AIRPORT

National connections and direct international connections towards 65 destinations: Marseille Provence Airport

How to join Avignon from the Airport CARPARKS

The 800-place parking lot at the Palace of the Popes leads directly to the Congress centre.

Avignon has significant hotel supply with nearly 4500 hotel rooms, 1800 of which are within walking distance of the Congress centre.
We encourage you to book your hotel as soon as possible especially if you wish to benefit from special rates negotiated with some of them:

  • Hôtel d’Europe (*****): to benefit from preferential rates (50% reduction), please connect on www.heurope.com, select English language, click on “Book now” with chosen dates, enter the code “ibfeurope” in the box “I have a Promo Code”, then click on “Apply the reduction” and select “Client Privilège IBF offer”.
  • Accor Hotels Group (**** or ***): to benefit from preferential rates in 5 hotels, please use this dedicated link.
  • Hôtel La Mirande (*****): Chambre deluxe: 285 euros - Chambre grande deluxe : 390 euros. Please contact: mirande@la-mirande.fr by specifying code: ITER Business Forum

You may also book your hotel room among those listed hereafter (cf. Hotels map).
For more information: Accommodation


Hotel location

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More information to organize your stay with Avignon Tourisme Office

HÔTEL CAT. WEBSITE RATE RANGE
1 HÔTEL D’EUROPE ***** www.heurope.com special rate
2 HÔTEL LA MIRANDE ***** www.la-mirande.fr special rate
3 AVIGNON GRAND HÔTEL **** www.avignon-grand-hotel.com from € 100
4 CLOÎTRE SAINT-LOUIS **** www.cloitre-saint-louis.com from € 100
5 HÔTEL DE L’HORLOGE **** www.hotel-avignon-horloge.com from € 80
6 HÔTEL MERCURE PALAIS DES PAPES **** Accor Hotels special rate
7 HÔTEL MERCURE PONT D’AVIGNON **** Accor Hotels special rate
8 HÔTEL NOVOTEL AVIGNON CENTRE **** Accor Hotels special rate
9 HÔTEL D’ANGLETERRE *** www.hoteldangleterre.fr from € 70
10 HÔTEL BRISTOL *** www.bristol-avignon.com from € 75
11 HÔTEL CENTRAL AVIGNON *** www.hotel-central-avignon.com from € 60
12 HÔTEL DANIELI *** www.hoteldanieli-avignon.com from € 60
13 HÔTEL IBIS CENTRE GARE *** Accor Hotels special rate
14 HÔTEL IBIS CENTRE PONT DE L’EUROPE *** Accor Hotels special rate
15 HÔTEL KYRIAD PALAIS DES PAPES *** www.kyriad-avignon-palais-des-papes.fr from € 50
16 HÔTEL DU PALAIS DES PAPES *** www.hotel-avignon.com from € 69
17 HÔTEL MONCLAR *** www.hotel-monclar.com from € 85
18 HÔTEL DE BLAUVAC ** www.hotel-blauvac.com from € 80
19 HÔTEL COLBERT ** www.avignon-hotel-colbert.com from € 85
20 HÔTEL DE GARLANDE ** www.hoteldegarlande.com from € 55
21 HÔTEL IBIS BUDGET AVIGNON CENTRE ** www.ibisbudget.com from € 50
22 HÔTEL LE MAGNAN ** www.hotel-magnan.com from € 50
23 HÔTEL MÉDIÉVAL ** www.hotelmedieval.eu from € 70
24 HÔTEL SAINT-ROCH ** www.hotelstroch-avignon.com From € 56
25 HÔTEL LES CORPS SAINTS ** www.hotel-les-corps-saints.fr From € 55
26 HÔTEL BOQUIER ** www.hotel-boquier.com From € 55
27 HÔTEL REGINA ** www.hotelregina-avignon.fr From € 58
28 BEST WESTERN LE LAVARIN **** www.hotel-du-lavarin.fr from € 100