I am arriving into Montpellier on Sunday evening, and need to be in Nice by Friday evening - what are the best things you would recommend I do and the nicest towns along the route?
Is Montpellier worth staying in? Should I just head to Avignon and spend my time around there? Is Marseille worth visiting given my short time?
Hello =) I will be in Avignon for 2 weeks in June with no car and am wondering if I can buy bus/train tickets to surrounding cities (St. Remy, Vaison la Romaine, Nimes etc) same day or if I must reserve a seat/buy in advance like the TGV. Thank you.
hi, does anyone know if there is a bus service from Avignon area ( we are staying in Gordes) to Lourdes.
I was hoping for a flight but if this is not possible it would be great to go by bus.
A website would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Hi, can anyone tell me if there are flights from Avignon to Lourdes during the week.
Thanks in advance
Is it a big deal to take a bus from Avignon to Aix? It looks as if the bus is even quicker than the train..could that be possible? How often do buses run between the two cities? Thanks!
What is a unique and interesting place to stay in Avognon. medium priced
Dear all, Next Sunday night I will be in Avignon, will arrive at midnight. Any nice bars/terraces which you can recommend to visit after midnight? Or everything closing down and do I need to drink everything from the minibar in hotelroom... ;-)) Thanks in advance for your recommendations. Cheers, Theresia
Is there public access to the Avignon rampart walls, to walk on round the city ? like in Dubrovnik and York. Thanks.
Is there an inexpensive and easy way to get from the TVG train station in Avignon to the train station in the town center? Our hotel is located in near the town station. Also, we will be renting a car to travel through other parts of Provence. But we will be in Avignon for several days before we need the car. Is it better to rent our car at the station in town or go back to the TVG station to rent it? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
My wife and I are going to spend 8 days in Provence - Avignon, Aix, Arles, Marseilles, Nimes, and Aigues-Mortes during May 13-21. First Question: Any recommendations as to how best spend our time? Second Question: Should we rent a car or use trains and taxis?
My wife and I will be embarking on a 2-wk trip (Venice-Genoa-Avignon/Provence-Paris) which will include 4 days in Avignon the first week of August. It's been over a decade since I've been to France, and have never been to the south. We have had some success finding suggestions for off-the-beaten path activities, et cetera. Where I am having a difficult time is with hotel recommendations. Our budget is around120 US or 100 euro per night, and safe accommodations close to public transit or points of interest (for us that means good local food and drink, not necessarily landmarks), are the most important factors. Doesn't necessarily have to be in Avignon proper, as long as we can find a few facts about the commute. I appreciate any feedback, or personal experiences that anyone would like to share. Cheers and Merci! Read more: VT Forum temporarily unavailable
We would like to get a car for this trip. How difficult is the parking , finding places, unfortunately we speak only english.
We wanted to visit Provence in early march. We have about ten days. We wanted to visit as much provence as we could in ten days. We like to stay in one or two towns and do day trips. We don`t have a car. Which town or towns should we select? We are flying into marseille , may be stay in Aix for four days and then go to Avignon four days and before trip back one day in marseille ? We also like to use a private guide in both places for some of the day trips . Please advise us .
Hi, We're taking a train from Paris to Avignon. Upon arrival, how far do we need to travel to rent a car? Walking distance or do we need to take a bus? Thank you.
Hi I will be in Avignon for a few days at the end of September/beginning of October, which coincides with the group stages of the Rugby World Cup. Does anyone have a recommendation for a sports bar or other establisment where my father and I can watch the rugby (whilst my long suffering mother goes walkabout)? Regards Cathy
Hi Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced hotel or guest house in Avignon close to the TGV station? I'm looking for somewhere to take my parents in late September, and we'll be arriving on the TGV. It doesn't need to be luxurious, but we would like somewhere clean, pleasant and quiet. We would probably want to eat out in the evenings, but it would be nice if the accommodation served breakfast. Thanks and regards Cathy
I am living in Avignon and I want to learn speak, write, understand better english. So, if i can help you for your visit in avignon it was a pleasure to speak to you by this forum (so excuse my bad english) Pascaline
Hi I'd appreciate your help in finding the most affordable rail fares to Avignon during the last week in September. I am actually looking for two fares (for two sets of people meeting up in Avignon, but departing from different places): 1. Return fares from London to Avignon (the people travelling are in their 70s, just in case this might make a difference) 2. Return fare from Paris to Avignon Any guidance gratefully received! Regards Cathy
Hi I will be passing by Avignon in early August and would like to spend a few hours in town, perhaps to have lunch and have a quick look at the Popes palace. I was wondering how easy it is to access central Avignon by car and what is the situation regarding car parking? If anyone had addresses for car parks that would be very helpful Thanks Gary
I will take a train from Lyon to Avignon to see the place. Where should i go and how? is it a safe place as i'm alone. Is there a tourism office near the TGV train station so i can ask how to go to city proper. Any help is appreciated on how to go around Avignon for a day. Thanks. From surfing, i read that must see are Palais secret and Avignon bridge.
We arrive in Avignon from Paris on Sunday morning and wish to explore the area around Avignon .maybe hire a car on Monday and drive around making sure we are in Nice by 9:00am by Wednesday. Are there any suggestions for an itinerary and places to stay for around 110euro a night? Thank you
I arrive at Marseille airport at 0935 on Sunday 1st May and want to travel by train to Avignon that morning. As it is a public holiday in France, does anyone know if the trains will be running a normal schedule on that day from Vitrolles to Avignon ?
We are planning to visit Avignon for the first week of June. We think we would prefer to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel. We have found a location named "La Chapelle du Miracle" inside the city wall. Has anyone stayed there ? Can anyone comment on the cleanliness and features of these apartments (or any other issues) ?
Hi again. We are renting a car from auto-europe and picking up in Avignon. we'll need a car seat which according to Avignon will be made available at the local office for 28 euros. just wondering if anyone lately has had any experience renting a car with car seats more specifically from Avis which is the supplier. i'm just worried that we'll get to the pick-up location and they either will not have a car seat for us, OR, they will give us one that is not suitable (dirty, old, really worn out, not safe, or just plain gross); autoeurope tells me that the car seats should be legally approved... this is the Canadian operator talking though. and im not sure what is legal requirement for car seats in France. i was hoping we didnt have to lug around our own car seat from home which is very heavy as we only need the seat in Provence. the rest of our trip, we will not have a car in paris and Nice, then Milan. If we do get stuck with no car seat when we get there (i will make doubly sure to call the rental agency a few times to make sure, but still no guarantees), what can we do at that moment? really appreciate some feedback.
hello there. we've rented a car and will return it in Avignon. we're taking the train from Avignon to Nice. trying to figure out which is the best location to drop off the car rental. from the TGV site, i chose avignon TGV station as departure point to Nice, but it keeps on giving me Avignon Centre as departure point. can someone pls. tell me if Avignon to Nice only departs from the Centre? or am i doing something wrong onthe TGV booking site? this wold help me determine if we should drop off our car in Centre instead. if train to Nice only leaves from the Centre, is this going to be the fast TGV train or the other slower train (RER is it?) is 80.80 a reasonable price for 2 adults and a 4 yr old for travel on May 16th? thank you
My family - parents and 4 children aged 10-17 - will be returning by car from the Ardeche to Toulouse after a holiday walking/canoeing/countryside based. We would like to spend a couple of days on the way back taking in some culture/city/town sightseeing. Would you experts on the south recommend Avignon or Nimes or is Marseilles worth the detour or is there another spot we should not miss? We are also interested in hostel/appartment type accomodation where we can prepare our own lunch/breakfasts if anyone has advice on that. Many thanks
Hi there, End of August we will be in Aix en Provence and in Avignon for some days. We would love to visit a farm (goat cheese?)- a cheese tasting would be great ! or ducks/goose or other animals. Or an olive oil mill..... Does someone have some tips or addresses ? Preferably near one of the cities as we are by bike (and I do not really want to cycle 20 kilometres in the hot weather)... Thank you ! Caro
I need to get to Nîmes Airport for 8am on Sunday 11 July. What's the best and least expensive way to do this? Merci beaucoup d'avance.
Must get from Cruise ship Viking Neptune to Avignon TGV to catch train to Paris early (06H45 departure) on Sunday July 18. What is the best form of transport? How much time from ship to station? Approximate cost? Can it be booked ahead?
We would like to visit a wine region in France and thought Avignon would be a great place to start. I have many questions but will ask only a few. Can we drive from Paris to Avignon? Is Avignon a home base to visit small towns like Chateauneuf Du Pape? Should we split part of the time in Avignon and the second half in another town? As you can see i need some direction here. Thanks.