Avignon is your gateway to the French region of Provence, most famous for its invention of olive tapenade and Aioli sauce!
1. Ginette et Marcel
On one of Avignon’s most happening shaded squares, you’ll find this 1950’s vintage style café. A great place to hang out and people watch whilst enjoying a tasty lunch or evening apéro. Some favourites include tartine (open-faced sandwiches), tarts and salads.
Set in the courtyard of a medieval college, this contemporary restaurant seems right at home. The menu is an array of delicious French fusion cuisine with some featured dishes such as pan-seared scallops, squid à la plancha and beefsteak in pepper sauce.
3. Bar à Manger du Coin Caché
This bistro bar cooks up some delicious seasonal dishes with a twist as well as Provencal aperitif on offer.
4. Restaurant l’Agape
l’Agape is a chic restaurant of French Provencal cuisine with a really good lunch menu. Expect seasonal dishes like pan-fried red mullet with artichoke purée or saddle of lamb with fritters of courgette flowers.
5. Le Jardin de la Tour
This cute little French style restaurant displays the best of the Provence region. The bouillabaisse is a speciality here. If you want to learn how to cook French cuisine, they also offer cookery courses.
1. Caves des Pas Sages
In the picturesque part of town of old Teinturiers, you’ll find this relaxed little bar inside a wine shop. Expect a mellow vibe - and they even play live music occasionally on the weekends.
2. Club Les Ambassadeurs
This stylish club in the city centre has a cosy seating area and a great dance floor – so let your hair down! It’s the place to go if you want to head somewhere a little smarter than your average club. Only open Thursday to Saturday.
Bokao’s has a great party atmosphere with a mix of electro and retro sounds. The interior is classy and sleek with a glass bar and pink and blue lighting streaming through the club.
4. Pub Z
A busy bar offering everything from electro and rock, to soul and disco. They have a huge list of rum-based drinks where you can sit and sip on whilst enjoying the funky interior dominated by wacky zebra motifs.
5. Red Zone
Often this club is pretty busy, as locals know this is the place to go for DJs playing anything from salsa to hip-hop music inside. There are two bars and a terrace area where they hold theme nights and live music.