Famous for having contested the seat of the Papacy with Rome for over a century, a visit to Avignon is a must during your holidays in Bélézy.
Located at the crossroads of Provence and Languedoc and of Spain and Italy, the town possesses an exceptional architectural and artistic heritage.
Amongst the town’s most emblematic monuments are of course the Popes' Palace and the Saint Bénezet Bridge.
The Popes' Palace, the main residence of the Holy See during the Avignon Papacy in the 14th century, has been home to one of the most prestigious theatre festivals in Europe for over 60 years (website of the Avignon Festival).
As for the Saint-Bénezet Bridge, the famous Pont d’Avignon in the song, people come from far afield to admire its 4 arches that have not yet been washed away by the Rhone.
Avignon Tourist Office website