Avignon is a beautiful and historic city with lots to see and do. It is the ideal destination for history buffs, as it is filled with medieval monuments, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The Les Halles area is filled with great restaurants, and just outside the city visitors can visit vineyards for wine tasting tours.
Must Know: The Avignon - Caumont Airport is situated close to the city, but international flights may arrive at the Marseille Provence Airport.
Must See: The Pope's palace is the number one must see in the city; it is the largest Gothic palace in the world. The Pont Saint-Bénézet is a famous medieval bridge and a feat of architecture. And finally, the cathedral is a wonderful sight, filled with ancient paintings.
Must Do: The annual Festival d'Avignon.
Did You Know: Avignon was known as the Capital of the Christendom in the Middle Ages.
|Train||There are two train stations located close to the city centre and with public transport it is easy to get into the city centre from either station. Taxis are also readily available.|
|Bus||Buses run regulary in and around Avignon and the city is easily reachable by road, with several large motorways serving the area.|
|Flight||The Avignon Caumont Airport is situated only a few miles from the heart of the city. Buses run from the airport to the city centre for most of the day. There is also a taxi rank outside of arrivals.|
When travelling to Avignon, the best way to get around is by cycling and walking, due to its small size and abundance of bicycle paths. Its small medieval streets are not well suited to cars, but travellers may want to rent a car in order to visit the surrounding countryside, or to drive to and from the airport if arriving in Marseille.