Avignon

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Overview

The papal gateway to provence

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Getting there You can get to Avignon from Brussels, Paris CDG Airport and Geneva. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 02:36 ₹ 1,953
From Nice 02:54 ₹ 1,562
From Frankfurt 07:07 ₹ 3,828
From Brussels 04:34 ₹ 6,953
From Paris Cdg Airport 03:09 ₹ 3,125
From Geneva 03:03 ₹ 4,531
From Lyon 01:00 ₹ 1,172
From Marseille 00:27 ₹ 1,094
From Toulouse 04:00 ₹ 3,594
From Montpellier 01:07 ₹ 1,328
From Dijon 02:46 ₹ 2,188
From Lille 04:04 ₹ 4,609
From Rennes 05:37 ₹ 2,891
From Aix En Provence Tgv 00:19 ₹ 1,094
From Strasbourg 04:53 ₹ 1,562
From Rouen 04:53 ₹ 7,109
From Mannheim 06:28 ₹ 3,828
From Mulhouse 04:02 ₹ 2,734
From Colmar 04:44 ₹ 1,562
From Metz 06:02 ₹ 5,469
From Massy 03:12 ₹ 5,625
From Besançon 03:17 ₹ 4,375
From Carcassonne 02:58 ₹ 2,812
From Marne La Vallee 02:56 ₹ 2,344
From Selestat 08:45 ₹ 4,141
From Nancy 05:21 ₹ 3,438
From Toul 04:59 ₹ 5,547
From Castelnaudary 03:21 ₹ 3,125
From Collioure 03:24 ₹ 3,203
From Arras 04:09 ₹ 7,734
From St Pierre Des Corps 04:14 ₹ 3,203
From Nantes 05:40 ₹ 6,406
From Le Mans 04:06 ₹ 6,172
From Baden Baden 05:33 ₹ 4,609
From Tgv Haute Picardie 03:44 ₹ 10,391
From Le Havre 05:48 ₹ 9,844
From Angers 05:02 ₹ 3,594
From Antibes 02:34 ₹ 1,562
From Perpignan 02:28 ₹ 1,172
From Rognac 00:54 ₹ 1,250
From Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 00:54 ₹ 1,328
From Lunel 00:49 ₹ 1,016
From Livron 01:02 ₹ 1,406
From Toulon 01:07 ₹ 1,172
From Sete 01:30 ₹ 1,641
From Tain Lhermitage 01:25 ₹ 1,797
From Salon 00:48 ₹ 781
From Montelimar 00:36 ₹ 781
From Cavaillon 00:31 ₹ 703
From Bollene La Croisiere 00:26 ₹ 703
From Nimes 00:31 ₹ 703
From Valence 00:31 ₹ 1,172
From Miramas 00:35 ₹ 859
From Pierrelatte 00:34 ₹ 859
From Bellegarde 02:31 ₹ 2,969
From Beziers 01:38 ₹ 1,641
From Chalon Sur Saone 02:10 ₹ 2,578
From Bourg En Bresse 02:08 ₹ 3,281
From Narbonne 02:11 ₹ 2,344
From Cannes 02:22 ₹ 1,172
From Tarascon Sur Rhon 00:12 ₹ 703
From Port La Nouvelle 02:26 ₹ 2,578
From Vienne 02:01 ₹ 2,344
From Hyeres 02:01 ₹ 2,188
From Agde 01:44 ₹ 1,875
From Les Arcs 01:41 ₹ 1,562
From Macon 01:46 ₹ 1,172
From Orange 00:13 ₹ 703
From St Raphael 01:57 ₹ 1,172
From Niolon 01:56 ₹ 1,562
From Arles 00:16 ₹ 703
From Lyon St Exupery Airport 01:31 ₹ 1,172
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 03:39 ₹ 3,438


Getting around From Avignon, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Hyeres 01:35 ₹ 1,953
To Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 01:40 ₹ 1,328
To Niolon 02:05 ₹ 1,562
To Valence 02:05 ₹ 1,172
To Beaucaire 02:13 ₹ 703
To Aix En Provence Tgv 02:20 ₹ 1,094
To Marseille 02:30 ₹ 1,094
To Orange 02:56 ₹ 703
To Cavaillon 03:06 ₹ 703
To Bollene La Croisiere 03:07 ₹ 703
To Pierrelatte 03:15 ₹ 781
To Beziers 03:23 ₹ 1,641
To Salon 03:28 ₹ 781
To Montelimar 03:31 ₹ 781
To Miramas 03:32 ₹ 859
To Tarascon Sur Rhon 03:33 ₹ 703
To Les Arcs 03:43 ₹ 1,562
To Arles 03:44 ₹ 703
To Toulon 03:46 ₹ 1,172
To Nimes 03:48 ₹ 703
To Livron 03:48 ₹ 1,406
To Lunel 03:53 ₹ 1,016
To Lyon St Exupery Airport 04:09 ₹ 2,109
To Montpellier 04:10 ₹ 1,016
To Perpignan 04:13 ₹ 1,172
To Tain Lhermitage 04:21 ₹ 1,562
To St Raphael 04:25 ₹ 1,562
To Macon 04:32 ₹ 1,562
To Sete 04:33 ₹ 1,250
To Antibes 04:33 ₹ 1,562
To Le Creusot Mo Tgv 04:34 ₹ 3,281
To Castelnaudary 04:44 ₹ 3,203
To Lyon 04:44 ₹ 1,172
To Agde 04:47 ₹ 1,484
To Carcassonne 04:48 ₹ 2,188
To Port La Nouvelle 04:55 ₹ 2,578
To Vienne 05:00 ₹ 1,875
To Cannes 05:03 ₹ 1,172
To Chalon Sur Saone 05:05 ₹ 2,578
To Narbonne 05:16 ₹ 1,797
To Besançon 05:23 ₹ 2,891
To Nice 05:28 ₹ 1,562
To Marne La Vallee 05:32 ₹ 2,891
To Massy 05:34 ₹ 4,688
To Baden Baden 05:43 ₹ 5,859
To Paris Cdg Airport 05:43 ₹ 2,344
To Collioure 05:49 ₹ 1,875
To Menton (localite) 05:53 ₹ 2,344
To Bourg En Bresse 05:58 ₹ 2,109
To Toulouse 06:00 ₹ 2,344
To Monaco 06:07 ₹ 2,188
To Cerbere 06:10 ₹ 2,891
To Tgv Haute Picardie 06:14 ₹ 6,094
To Paris 06:17 ₹ 1,953
To Dijon 06:20 ₹ 2,188
To Le Mans 06:27 ₹ 3,203
To Bellegarde 06:31 ₹ 2,500
To Arras 06:41 ₹ 4,453
To Geneva 07:06 ₹ 3,203
To Mannheim 07:20 ₹ 3,047
To Brussels 07:25 ₹ 4,219
To Lille 07:29 ₹ 3,125
To Laroche 07:31 ₹ 4,219
To Bordeaux 07:34 ₹ 3,750
To Karlsruhe 07:48 ₹ 3,828
To Rennes 07:52 ₹ 2,734
To Ashford 08:13 ₹ 14,375
To Toul 08:32 ₹ 4,219
To Belfort 08:33 ₹ 3,516
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 08:33 ₹ 3,516
To Frankfurt 08:44 ₹ 3,047
To London 08:51 ₹ 14,375
To Amsterdam 08:57 ₹ 10,234
To Rouen 09:02 ₹ 4,922
To Mulhouse 09:18 ₹ 1,953
To Nancy 09:26 ₹ 3,125
To St Pierre Des Corps 09:37 ₹ 2,734
To Le Havre 09:56 ₹ 6,172
To Colmar 09:56 ₹ 1,953
To Angers 10:19 ₹ 6,094
To Metz 10:21 ₹ 3,906
To Selestat 10:25 ₹ 3,906
To Strasbourg 10:46 ₹ 2,422
To Nantes 11:02 ₹ 6,562

While you're there

Avignon, the city of Popes

Avignon is located in the Provence region, on the left flank of the Rhône River and is home to more than 500,000 people. Avignon can be reached from main cities like Paris (2h40 trip), Lyon (1h trip) or Marseille (30 minutes trip).

Avignon invites you to share its lifestyle and superb heritage. With its bridge, the Palace of the Popes, testimony to its prestigious past as Capital of Christianity in the Middle Ages, Avignon offers grandiose architecture, with several monuments ranked among UNESCO’s World Heritage. Avignon offers numerous possibilities for sightseeing, activities and events. Tourists can also discover plenty of attractive shops, Provençal cooking, local specialities and the Côtes du Rhône wines… The Mont Ventoux, the lavender fields and all the beauty of Provence is on the doorstep of Avignon.


The unavoidable landmark in Avignon would be the Palais des Papes which was the Popes’ residence in the 14th Century. It is the most important gothic palace in Europe and is ranked by UNESCO as a World heritage site. Visitors can discover 25 different rooms: reception halls, cloister, chapels and the Pope’s private apartment with invaluable frescoes. The Palais des Papes is located in the old quarter, in the heart of Avignon. Next to it, you will discover the Musée du Petit Palais, a unique museum in Europe with over 300 Italian paintings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. While you are there, do not miss the visit of the Rocher des Doms garden, which overlooks the Rhône River and offers a scenic view. Behind the Musée du Petit Palais, you will find the Pont Saint Bénézet, a bridge of legend, built in the 12th century before the common era and also classified as a UNESCO World heritage site.

The originality and the diversity of events characterize the Avignon way of life. When you arrive, ask for Rendez-Vous, the monthly events calendar of Avignon published by the Avignon tourist office. You will find in it all the current events: exhibitions, concerts, festivals, lectures, walks and of course theatres. Avignon has an opera and many permanent theatres which offer quality shows all year round.

In the summer, Avignon has been the international meeting point for contemporary creation for over 60 years. The Festival d’Avignon is one of the oldest and most famous theatre festivals in the world.

Avignon possesses treasures of craftsmanship and small shops that offer a wide selection of olive oils, honey from Provence, nougat, chocolates and Côte du Rhône wines. Don’t forget to taste the speciality of the city - the Papalines, a delicacy composed of chocolate and oregano liqueur.

You are in Provence! Markets are part of the lifestyle. Open in the morning, Tuesday to Sunday, the covered market, les Halles, is a place where you will find local products: fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, olive oil and other cookery specialities of Provence. You can also walk round a refreshing and charming flower market or an antique market on one of the squares.

Avignon tourist office
41, cours Jean Jaurès BP8
84004 Avignon cedex 1
Tel: + 33 (0)4 32 74 32 74

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Avignon can be found.


Avignon railway station(s)

Avignon Centre Train Station

Avignon Centre Train Station

Address: Boulevard St Roch BP 175 84008 Avignon cedex

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 11:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 11:30pm
Public holidays: 5am to 11:30pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV) , Regional trains (TER)
Services:
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Customer reviews

  • "Diana and David trip"    
    We enjoyed our train journey and found the whole experience a fantastic package...a bit confusing however for overseas tourists like us who weren't aware that Avignon has TWO train staions. We nearly went to the wrong one i.e. TGV Station.  
  • "A pleasant trip"    
    Counter staff friendly and helpful especially that they can spek English.  
  • "Luggage bin too small"    
    It was fast but there were just too many stops on the way to Marseille. The luggage storage was too small for the number of passengers in the coach, especially with some travellers who have big suitcases.  
  • "TGV Avignon to Paris"    
    Family of three, mother and two adult daughters enjoyed the efficiency of the TGV from Avignon Centre to Paris. The train was on time, it was comfortable, and fast.  
  • "Excellent"    
    We thought the train service was excellent and the train was very comfortable. One suggestion is that you have a help line which is well publicised. We had a query and struggled to get assistance in English.  
  • "Excellent service"    
    Perfect to suit my schedule and budget  
  • "euro trip by train"    
    excellent in all aspects. full 5 *s  
  • "Flawless"    
    Beautiful train station in Paris. Easy to figure out which train to board. On time and comfortable. Great experience. Best of all was able to book it all online.  
  • "Good"    
    Comfortable trip. The toilets could be cleaner  
  • "Good punctual service"    
    I travelled second class on TER from La Brillanne Oraison to Briancon. It was a punctual, efficient service. The second class carriage was sufficient but not luxurious.  
  • "Easy trip in France."    
    Its easy to order the tickets online. And no problem to get on the train at all. 簡單,方便,快捷 Traveller from HKG.  
  • "Very Efficient"    
    The train was a good value and was on time, comfortable and easy for a non-French speaking customer.  
  • "Value for money"    
    The price of the tickets we got were very good deals. The train was comfort and convenience.  
  • "Great way to Travel "    
    Everything was great except for no wi-fi on train  
  • "Helped by Good Staff"    
    A big thank you to TGV staff as I had made a mistake with our booking and instead of departing from Avignon Central, we had departed from Gare TGV in Avignon. I did not know there were 2 stations. Staff managed to get us on the next TGV from Gare TGV and all went very well. The trip was fast and good. It is a highly recommendable mode of transport!  
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