Practical Information: Avignon

Everything you need to know to enjoy your trip to Avignon: travel tips, best hotels and restaurants, climate charts and more. logoClick here to book a hotel in Avignon

Click here for our guide to Avignon airport, here for our guide to Avignon's two train stations, Avignon TGV and Avignon Centre, here for our guide to river tourism and cruises on the Rhône and here for our guide to what to see. Or click on each image in the gallery to find out more.

Avignon bus iconAvignon's walled city is compact: the Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon can be visited on foot (wear comfortable shoes as streets are cobbled). If you tire of walking, here are some alternatives.

Restaurant Christian EtienneAvignon offers an array of dining right across the spectrum, from superb Michelin-starred haute cuisine to budget brasserie cooking.

Wind Rose, AvignonAvignon's peak tourist season - boosted by its important theatre festival - is in July, but the climate is agreeable - if not as clement as in Aix or Marseille - for much of the year.

Hotel du Palais des papes, AvignonAvignon's historic walled city is very compact and during the peak season accommodation is in short supply. We offer some tips for finding a bed at busy times and the best places to stay all year round.

Vintage telephone circa 1921The region's popularity with tourists and large anglophone community ensure modest but adequate English-language resources. Our checklist includes the nearest embassies, consulates, doctors, lawyers and emergency phone numbers.

lavender still avignonEasy to walk around and packed with unusual finds, Avignon's walled city is super for shopping. Whether you’re after a souvenir, a gift or something tasty to eat, this is a guide to the best retail therapy in town.

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