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?
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)?
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
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
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!
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
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) ?
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.