AVIGNON CONGRES : The Popes' Palace / The Parc Expo

Place du Palais ©Eric Larrue
Hall C ©Eric Larrue

Rendez-vous with Avignon Congres, for your business event!

Add another dimension to your events!


Avignon is famous for its rich heritage, beautiful architecture and Provencal lifestyle. It is home to two iconic UNESCO World Heritage landmarks: the Palais des Papes and famous Pont d’Avignon. It was named the European Capital of Culture in 2000 and is famous for its International Theatre Festival founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar. The Côtes du Rhône capital is surrounded by stunning natural sites including the Alpilles, Camargue and Luberon.


Easy to reach

Just 2 hours and 38 minutes from Paris or 3 hours from Charles de Gaulle airport by TGV (4 minutes to the city centre from the TGV station)

Marseille Provence Airport

120 national and international destinations located 30 minutes away by train or 45 minutes by car..

Quality accommodation

4900 rooms including 1800 within walking distance of the Palais des Papes.

Hospitality and Conference Management

Free service


Host a magical and memorable evening at the Palais des Papes:

The Grand Tinel which was a banquet hall during the Popes’ time (400 people) and the staggering Grande Audience (700 people)

The beautiful Cloître Benoît XII (300 people) and famous Cour d’Honneur (700 people).

Next to the landmark, in Doms Garden, the Espace Jeanne Laurent (600 people) has a balcony overlooking the Rhône with fabulous views of the Pont d’Avignon available to hire for a private event.


Set the stage for your events

Palais des Papes Conference Centre provides 16 rooms with personality to host your conferences, meetings and events (20-536 people for meetings, 700 people for events and 1800m² of exhibition space) in 2 private wings inside the landmark in the heart of the old town and within walking distance of the hotels. Soak up the unique charm of the Palais des Papes Conference Centre to host your meetings, business lunches, gala dinners, exhibitions, team building activities and more.


The strategic crossroads of your events

The Parc Expo is a versatile and modular 27,500m² indoor single storey exhibition centre. It is a functional tool whose rooms can be adapted to suit large-scale events with quality facilities It is conveniently located by the airport and Agroparc industrial site, a centre for excellence in Avignon which is the largest business incubator in the PACA region. It is traditionally devoted to promoting food intelligence and incorporates other sectors including digital (Avignon won the French Tech award in 2015). Two business clusters lie next to the Parc Expo: TERRALIA for the Food Industry and PEGASE for Aeronautics.

Parc Expo has a venue with 12 modular and disabled friendly rooms measuring 930-6000m².


Florence JULLIAN
Directrice Commerciale
Tél +33 (0)4 90 27 50 56