For a first time traveler to Avignon...we will be there next Winter. I have read that it is best to stay within the old city walls. Which street boundaries would best describe this.....just so we know when looking for accommodation.
Also wondering what is the best way to get around Avignon in order to see as much as possible in our 5 days. We may also take the odd day trip out of Avignon.
Any help or guidance much appreciated. Thank you,
Looking at taking the train in the fall from Paris to Avignon. In researching tickets the central French site diverts me automatically over to Rail Europe where of course the tickets are much more expensive. How would you recommend purchasing the least cost tickets on TGV I think they are called "prems," in a form that I can print them in advance.
Second, which is the best train station in Paris to catch the train to Avignon. I understand that I have the choice of Gard De Lyons or Disneyland Paris. Am I correct? Thanks for the help gang.
We will be based in Avignon last week of August and will not have a car. We would like to book a day tour to Pont Du Garde and the hill towns of Luberon.
Suggestions and comments from those of you who have used a tour company are Welcome .
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Where can I purchase a decent camera in Avignon or Arles?
Suggestions on where to find the souvenirs of the area?
We will be flying in to Marseille, and will have 4 nights in south of France. Where is a better place to stay and move around? Marseille or Avignon?
I've crystallised my travel plans. I now plan to visit Avignon from July 12 for 7 days? Unfortunately most of the nice places seem booked. We are a family of 3. I would ideally like a b&b with common kitchen facility. From most of the tips I feel staying in the town centre would be preferable. Budget is around 150 euros per night for a room with accommodation for 3. Any suggestions would be welcome.
Also, what are the car rental charges (approx) per day - are automatic shift cars easily available for rent?
Thanks in advance.
Have any of you ever used the Vélopop bikes in Avignon? Do you have any advice about them.
Any suggestions about other places to rent/hire bicycles in Avignon?
Please answer this only if you have personal knowledge or exprience of the subject. I am perfectly capable of googling and have done so already. Thanks!
Would the lavender field be flowering in the last week of June?
Is there a Taxi line at the Avignon TGV station to take tourists into the old city? What is the typical cost for a ride to the Palais de Popes?
We have eight nights and seven full days
We are looking at arriving in Lyon by train in the early evening. Fly into CDG on the 26th of Aug at 12;30pm and want to take the train directly to Lyon. We are thinking of spending three nights and two full days in Lyon and for the additional four days basing ourselves in either Avignon or Arles, taking one or two (schedule allowing) day and half - day trips from there.
We realize we are going at the high and (hot) season. Which of the do you recommend (Hotel Budget, less touristic :-), convenience for taking train day trips, etc., of these two cities to use as a base?
We plan on visiting the one we do not use for the base.
Perhaps, there is a smaller city near either of these two that might serve as a base that you could recommend that might better meet the above criteria.
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Is it possible to do a day trip to Gordes from Avignon using public transport please?
I am planning to visit Avignon in August this year and will be staying there for 4 days. I have so far managed to plan the below itinerary for the duration of my stay in Avignon. As I won’t be renting a car, all these trips are planned using public transport (train/buses). I just wanted help regarding the 4th day trip.
Day 1 - Spend the afternoon and evening in Avignon
Day 2 - St Remy , Les Baux de Provence and Arles
· Line 57 - Avignon to St Remy (50 mins) 2-3 hours
· Line 59 - St remy - Les Baux De Provence (15min)
· Line 59 - Arles (50min )
Day 3 – Avignon to Marseille and Cassis and Calanques
Day 4 - I am bit confused between the 2 below. What will you recommend between the two ? In case you have some other suggestions then please do let me know.
1) To go to Pont Du Gard. But I am not sure if it is worth the whole day ? Is there anything else which I can cover. Some websites are suggesting to go to Uzes.
2) To go to Isle Sur La Gorgue. But I am not sure if it worth the whole day trip ? Is there any other surrounding places which I can see ?
Any place close to the Avignon train station to relax for an hour and drink chateauneuf du pape
Is this famous restaurant near the city?
We are a retired senior couple planning our trip to France, 7 days in Nice, 7 in Paris and 7 in Avignon. We have opted to not rent a car for this trip, hopefully trying the slow travel mantra....see more by doing less!
We love biking, but more smelling the roses on flatish terrain, rather than racing around.....40 to 50 km a day would be nice for at least a few days in Avignon. Then visiting Arles, Orange, Pont Du Gard (canoing/swimming?), St. Remy as day trips.
We would really appreciate any comments or suggestions around our plans to bike, and use public transportation for the remainder. Are there any other cities/villages that we should include?
All thoughts and suggestions would be most welcome!
Thanks in advance.
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
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.
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!
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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 .
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?