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Eglise du Couvent des Celestins, Avignon

Eglise du Couvent des Celestins, Avignon

The Celestine Church, located in Corps-Saints Square, was ordered under Clement VII in 1389 and the first stone was laid by Charles VII. Initially a wooden chapel on the tomb of Pierre de Luxembourg, the church itself was built from 1395 to 1452. The cloister and the monastery were built in the mid-15th century. The 1625 altar of the Chapel of St. Peter of Luxembourg was rebuilt in Baroque style by Francis Royers of Valfenière, and in 1693 the relics of Saint Benezet were transferred here. During the Revolution, it stored Avignon’s richest works of art. The Celestine Order was founded in 1264 by Pierre de Moron, who became pope under the name of Celestine V in 1294. This order practiced with slight differences to the Rule of St. Benedict.

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Sight Name: Eglise du Couvent des Celestins
Sight Location: Avignon, France
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Avignon, France

Create Your Own Walk in Avignon

Create Your Own Walk in Avignon

Creating your own self-guided walk in Avignon is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Best Nightspots of Avignon Tour

Best Nightspots of Avignon Tour

Avignon offers a wide range of nightspots for every taste, including many bars, restaurants and a few amazing clubs. The streets are full of eye-catching venues you must visit. Check out Avignon’s hottest nightlife in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Avignon Daily Life Tour

Avignon Daily Life Tour

There are many interesting little shops and cafes found on the streets of Avignon. The everyday life of its citizens involve local bakeries, theater and dance performances and going for a promenade through the park. If you cherish the simple things in life, check out the following guide.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Avignon Religious Tour

Avignon Religious Tour

A truly sacred destination in France, Avignon has been known as the French Vatican due to the Papal residence here since 1309. Palais des Papes and cathedral are the most popular attractions here. The Gothic and Neoclassical architecture of the churches will impress anyone immediately. Their rich interior and old icons will make your visit unforgettable. Don't miss the chance to see the best...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Architectural Walk Through Avignon

Architectural Walk Through Avignon

Avignon maintains its centuries of history with some of France’s best historic architecture. It contains a wide range of old buildings, such as Palais du Roure, Opéra Théâtre, the famous city walls and more. Check out the most fascinating architecture of historic Avignon in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Most Famous Museums of Avignon

Most Famous Museums of Avignon

Avignon is a wonderful city and the cultural and historic center of Provence Alpes Cote D'Azur. It features many museums and exhibition centers, as well as a number of attractions of historical and national importance. Check out Avignon’s most popular museums in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Avignon Introduction Walk

Avignon Introduction Walk

Avignon, the city set on the left bank of the Rhône River in Southern France, boasts centuries-long fascinating history and a large number of attractions to match, fit to excite any history- and architecture buff. Among the most famous local sights are, undoubtedly, the ones associated with the Papal presence. Follow this orientation walk to discover Avignon’s most prominent places of interest.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles