Avignon is surrounded by towering 14th century ramparts of golden stone. The Provencal town was once the centre of the Roman Catholic world and its mild climate and beautiful architecture now makes it a charming and romantic place to visit. Avignon is centered on the Place de l’Horloge, a picturesque square lined with cafes and their terraces where you can take a break from shopping in the bustling market. The Palais des Papes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Europe’s most striking medieval buildings, particularly at night with its breathtaking illuminations. The hilltop Rocher des Doms park is a perfect place to enjoy the panoramic views of the famous Pont d’Avignon.
The city has a broad range of excellent hotels to choose from. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Marseille Provence Airport has direct flights from the following UK departure points:
- London Stansted
- London Luton
- London Gatwick
- London Heathrow
Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévennes has direct flights from the following UK departure points:
By Eurostar & fast TGV train:
There is a direct service (seasonal) from London and Ashford that takes under 6 hours as well as connecting services via Lille and Paris, arriving at Avignon TGV Station.
On days when Eurostar services to and from Lyon, Avignon and Marseille aren’t running or are fully booked, you can still get there and back by catching a local high-speed train from Lille Europe station. Trains run regularly every day and making your connection there is simple – all you need to do is change platforms.
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