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Eight grape varieties cultivated on the Chateauneuf-du-Pape terroir.

Avignon, hosts the worldwide renowned International Theatre Festival each year, abounds of cultural, gastonomic places within and all around with exceptional landscapes. Discover in the heart of the city, the “Rue des Teinturiers” (dyers street) a XIth c. paved road where attractive art galleries and coffee-shops wait for your venue.
Walk around the “Place Pie” and discover its typical Provençal market place, the majestic Rhône river and the famous bridge (Saint-Bénézet Bridge) where “l’on y danse, l’on y danse !”.

Deadline for complete article reception : September 10th, 2020

Reception desk open on Thursday November 26th 2020

Videos on Avignon city, the Popes’ Palace, the Saint-Bénézet bridge and a lot of monuments are available online.

Welcome reception: November 26th, 2020

AIC2020 Permanent information at CFC frontdesk

Means of transport

With 5 millions visitors a year, Avignon is equiped of wide road, rail and air networks linking the city to the rest of the world.

By Train:
– De Paris Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle (Roissy), un TGV (train à grande vitesse) toutes les 2 heures jusqu’au Centre d’Avignon (durée: 4h)
– De Paris-Centre à Avignon(Gare de Lyon), un TGV toutes les heures (durée : 3h10mn).
– De Milan, Francfort, Madrid, Bruxelles, TGV direct pour Avignon avec des fréquences et des durées variables selon les villes (durée du trajet pour Bruxelles : 5h45)
– Des principales villes de France, TGV réguliers jusqu’à Avignon (par exemple, Toulouse-Avignon Centre en 3h50)

Important remark: Avignon-Centre station is at a 10 mn walking distance from the City centre and of main hotels. A train-shuttle in 4 mn travelling links Avignon-Centre station to Avignon-TGV station (get it on the same platform if coming from north).

By road:
– Highways from Milan, Turin (430 km) and Barcelona (450 km) and Valencia
– Highways from/to Paris, Lille, Bruxelles

By air:
Direct flights for London, Birmingham (Ryanair et British Airways) and Amsterdam. Frequent and air links with french regional cities.


We have made a selection of hotels of various standing and prices but all situated at a walking distance of about 10 mn from the Théâtre des Halles where our AIC2020 conference will be held. Discover some good reasons for booking soon HERE

Hôtel Mercure Palais des Papes

The closest hotel to the Popes’ Palace

Very comfortable Hotel situated at 1 mn walk of the Popes’ Palace (Price: 140€, breakfast included).

Horloge Hotel

A comfortable place (99€/night breakfast included) close to the Opera and the famous “place de l’Horloge”. A nice glass roof place for breakfast, at 2 mn walking distance from the Palais des Papes. May receive disabled people.

Regina Hotel

A beautiful viewpoint on the city from the roof terrace.

Hotel recently renovated proposes 59€/night (without breakfast). Its roof terrace offers a nice view on the whole city.

Cloître Saint Louis Hotel

Terrace disposed in the historical cloister

A very comfortable hotel situated inside an historical building of the XVIth c. with a refined decoration and close to the medieval fortifications of the city (99€/night breakfast not included). An exceptional place at a only 10 mn walking distance of the conference place!

HO36 Hostel

HO36 Youth house

A very friendly youth house with double or twin rooms (54€/night), rooms for 4 persons with individual bathrooms (90€/night). Dormitories from 4 to 10 persons with sharable bathroom. At a 5mn walking distance from the Popes’Palace . More: contact the hotel.

Breakfast: 7€/person (buffet).

10% discount on the price rooms for AIC2020 attendees when booking.

All the hotels will welcome you in several languages and round the clock. Booking a hotel will be possible at the same time you will register for AIC2020

Other hotels in Avignon : List and situation map