Avignon travel guide

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You're Going to Love Avignon

With a population of 89,769, Avignon is a must-see destination in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Avignon

Avignon in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 53
1 night at 3-star hotel
Avignon in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 53
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Avignon in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 1 °C, with an average temperature of 5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 80 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Avignon, with an average rainfall of 20 mm.

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How to Get to Avignon


When flying to Avignon, you’ll arrive at Avignon-Caum (AVN), which is located 5 miles from the city centre


SNCF is the most popular train carrier serving Avignon, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from Avignon to Marseille takes 0h 27m and costs around C$ 23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Chessy, expect to pay about C$ 26 for a 2h 35m trip. Located 0.5 miles from the city centre, Avignon Centre is the busiest station in Avignon. Another popular train station is Avignon TGV, located 2 miles from the centre.


Another option to get to Avignon is to pick up a car rental from Nice, which is about 123 miles from Avignon. You’ll find branches of Rhodium and Hertz, among others, in Nice.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Avignon, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and ALSA. From Nimes, the bus ride to Avignon takes 55 miles and will cost you around C$ 79. From Marseille, the ticket costs about C$ 14 for a journey of 75 miles. The most popular bus station is Avignon Le Pontet, located 2 miles from downtown Avignon. Avignon Vedène is also a commonly used station, and is 5 miles from the city centre.

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Where to stay in Avignon

From 5-star hotels such as the Hotel d'Europe to great affordable options like the Central Hotel, Avignon offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 150 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 227 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Regina Hotel and Hôtel Les Corps Saints. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Avignon, with prices from C$ 38 to C$ 1,889 per night. Montfavet is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Avignon are about 26% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Avignon

Most booked hotels in Avignon

Bristol Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 107+
Ibis Budget Avignon Centre
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 77+
Premiere Classe Avignon Sud - Parc des Expositions
Good (7, Good reviews)
C$ 53+
Hotelf1 Avignon Centre Courtine Gare Tgv
Good (6.5, Good reviews)
C$ 48+
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Renting a car in Avignon

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 68% more expensive than at Avignon-Caum.

Expect to pay C$ 2.78 per litre in Avignon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 33.36 and C$ 44.48. The most frequently booked car type in Avignon is Economy (Citroen C3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Ford Ka or similar) are, on average, 88% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.