Avignon and Arles are the two cities in the Provence and hold keys for the history of France. Check the 2 days itinerary here.
Avignon is the city which was the seat of catholic popes in the 14th century. The must-visit places here are the Palais des Papes (Palace of Popes), Pont d’Avignon (Avignon Bridge) and Avignon Cathedral. All these are nearby and can easily be covered by foot.
We drove to Avignon to find our wedding caterer whose address was “towards Avignon, turn right at small town, after cemetery take third road on the left which a grey sign with no name on it…that’s where you’ll find me.” That’s how things roll around here. Near Avignon is where you’ll find those famous fields of lavender, they even do bus tours apparently, but the town itself is also an amazing maze of little roads, giant walls, bridges, ruins, churches, markets, restaurants and general amazing French-ness. Down the road is Orange, famous for having some of the most impressive Roman architecture still standing in Europe.