Avignon, the former pope town, has preserved a rich heritage from the past, making it one of the most beautiful towns of France. Besides the famous bridge called Pont Saint-Bénézet, the Pope palace and the ramparts form an exceptional architectural whole, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. The Pope palace and the inner town were built during the 14th century by two popes, to become Europe’s biggest Gothic construction. A visit you may not miss during your stay in the Gard. The many churches, chapels and elegant palaces bring a unique atmosphere to the town and offer a beautiful setting for the famous theatre festival of Avignon, with the nicest buildings welcoming plays.