A7 motorway, from Lyon to Marseille
The A7, also called the Autoroute du Soleil
The A7 motorway, also known as the Autoroute du Soleil, is one of the major arteries of the French motorway network. Extension of the A6 motorway, it extends for hundreds of kilometers and connects Lyon to the Mediterranean, crossing picturesque regions such as the Rhone Valley and Provence.
Its winding route offers travelers magnificent panoramas, from world-renowned vineyards to flowering lavender fields.
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The discoveries along the A7
At the heart of your journey along the A7 motorway, Provence reveals itself in all its splendour. This corner of France is a real living painting, with its lavender fields in summer that diffuse a captivating scent and lush vineyards. You can stroll through the local markets, where the abundance of fresh produce and aroma of Provence herbs are irresistible. The region also abounds in history, with Roman remains such as the Arles bullring and the Pont du Gard.
Provencal cuisine is a delight for the taste buds, with dishes like bouillabaisse and ratatouille, while local wines complete the experience. Provence is an enchantment for all the senses, a must-see stop on your trip along the A7.
Avignon, the City of the Popes
Your journey along the A7 motorway reaches a cultural peak in Avignon, nicknamed the "City of the Popes." Dominated by the majestic Palais des Papes, a marvel of medieval Gothic architecture, this city is a must. You can visit the palace to discover its rich history and sumptuous interiors. You will also be dazzled by the Pont Saint-Bénézet, world famous thanks to the song "Sur le Pont d'Avignon."
The narrow streets of the old town, hidden behind the ramparts, invite you to an authentic exploration, with picturesque shops, charming cafes and lively squares. The Place de l'Horloge is a perfect place to enjoy a drink while observing the local life. Avignon, surrounded by renowned vineyards, is a major cultural destination in France, a place where past and present blend harmoniously to offer an unforgettable experience.
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