Me an my girlfriend are arriving in Avignon end of June.
We were thinking about renting a scooter to move around Luberon. I have few questions though:
- Is scooter driving safe in the area for amateur scooter drivers like us? We both handle a bike just fine but have never been on a scooter before. I know if you can drive a bike, then there shouldn't be a a problem with scooters.
- Is it convenient to drive a scooter with two people from Avignon to small villages like Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, etc or the distance is too big for a scooter?
We were also considering renting a car, but those are very expensive and we want to save the extra 200 Eur between scooter rent and car rent.
We will be staying in Arles the first week in July and found out about the Theater Festival in Avignon. Should we get tickets, are tickets needed to do anything at the event? What is a must see at the festival? Is there a program in English available? Thanks.
We are visiting Southern France in August and will take the flight back home from Nice. We are now thinking about whether we should drive from Avignon to Nice or take a train instead. Has anybody driven from Avignon to Nice before, how bad is the traffic between the 2 cities in August? I am worried about heavy congestion. How long would the journey be? How much would the toll fees be if we drive in a car?
Can anyone recommend a taxi company to take us approx. 40 km from Avignon Central Rail station to Malemort du Comtat.
How much should this cost?
Thanks in anticipation.
Our family (3 people) will be staying in Avignon for a few days from the third week of June. Could anyone with recent experiences suggest me to select a private tour and restaurants since we have booked hotel rooms already. With best regards. Thuy
I will be arriving at the Avignon TGV station at 11pm on June 3.
I've checked some methods to get to the city center, but they all seem to be closed before 11pm.
Is taxi the only possible way for me to get there?
hi , we are travelling to Avignon from pairs by train . We are at Avignon for two nights in July and then go to nice for 4 nights. i would like help with the following -
1) which places should i see near Avignon to make the most of my two day trip , should i take the day trip offered by vaitor to see the provence - it covers Baux de Provence , Pont du Gard ,st remys ,Roussillon,Gordes,Lavender Museum ( its 10 hour trip )
2) on the day we leave avignon we were planning to hire a car to nice , and lunch at aix di provence. which route should we take . Also where should we hire our car from .
3) in our 4 days at nice we were planning to do day trips to eze,monacco,antibies , canes and paul di vence. Any other place you think we should see?
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.