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 ₹ 1,908
From Nice 02:54 ₹ 1,527
From Frankfurt 07:07 ₹ 3,740
From Brussels 04:34 ₹ 6,794
From Paris Cdg Airport 03:09 ₹ 3,053
From Geneva 03:03 ₹ 4,427
From Lyon 01:00 ₹ 1,145
From Marseille 00:27 ₹ 1,069
From Toulouse 04:00 ₹ 3,511
From Montpellier 01:07 ₹ 1,298
From Dijon 02:46 ₹ 2,137
From Lille 04:04 ₹ 4,504
From Rennes 05:37 ₹ 2,824
From Aix En Provence Tgv 00:19 ₹ 1,069
From Strasbourg 04:53 ₹ 1,527
From Rouen 04:53 ₹ 6,947
From Mannheim 06:28 ₹ 3,740
From Mulhouse 04:02 ₹ 2,672
From Colmar 04:44 ₹ 1,527
From Metz 06:02 ₹ 5,344
From Massy 03:12 ₹ 5,496
From Besançon 03:17 ₹ 4,275
From Carcassonne 02:58 ₹ 2,748
From Marne La Vallee 02:56 ₹ 2,290
From Selestat 08:45 ₹ 4,046
From Nancy 05:21 ₹ 3,359
From Toul 04:59 ₹ 5,420
From Castelnaudary 03:21 ₹ 3,053
From Collioure 03:24 ₹ 3,130
From Arras 04:09 ₹ 7,557
From St Pierre Des Corps 04:14 ₹ 3,130
From Nantes 05:40 ₹ 6,260
From Le Mans 04:06 ₹ 6,031
From Baden Baden 05:33 ₹ 4,504
From Tgv Haute Picardie 03:44 ₹ 10,153
From Le Havre 05:48 ₹ 9,618
From Angers 05:02 ₹ 3,511
From Antibes 02:34 ₹ 1,527
From Perpignan 02:28 ₹ 1,145
From Rognac 00:54 ₹ 1,221
From Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 00:54 ₹ 1,298
From Lunel 00:49 ₹ 992
From Livron 01:02 ₹ 1,374
From Toulon 01:07 ₹ 1,145
From Sete 01:30 ₹ 1,603
From Tain Lhermitage 01:25 ₹ 1,756
From Salon 00:48 ₹ 763
From Montelimar 00:36 ₹ 763
From Cavaillon 00:31 ₹ 687
From Bollene La Croisiere 00:26 ₹ 687
From Nimes 00:31 ₹ 687
From Valence 00:31 ₹ 1,145
From Miramas 00:35 ₹ 840
From Pierrelatte 00:34 ₹ 840
From Bellegarde 02:31 ₹ 2,901
From Beziers 01:38 ₹ 1,603
From Chalon Sur Saone 02:10 ₹ 2,519
From Bourg En Bresse 02:08 ₹ 3,206
From Narbonne 02:11 ₹ 2,290
From Cannes 02:22 ₹ 1,145
From Tarascon Sur Rhon 00:12 ₹ 687
From Port La Nouvelle 02:26 ₹ 2,519
From Vienne 02:01 ₹ 2,290
From Hyeres 02:01 ₹ 2,137
From Agde 01:44 ₹ 1,832
From Les Arcs 01:41 ₹ 1,527
From Macon 01:46 ₹ 1,145
From Orange 00:13 ₹ 687
From St Raphael 01:57 ₹ 1,145
From Niolon 01:56 ₹ 1,527
From Arles 00:16 ₹ 687
From Lyon St Exupery Airport 01:31 ₹ 1,145
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 03:39 ₹ 3,359


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

To Hyeres 01:35 ₹ 1,908
To Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 01:40 ₹ 1,298
To Niolon 02:05 ₹ 1,527
To Valence 02:05 ₹ 1,145
To Beaucaire 02:13 ₹ 687
To Aix En Provence Tgv 02:20 ₹ 1,069
To Marseille 02:30 ₹ 1,069
To Orange 02:56 ₹ 687
To Cavaillon 03:06 ₹ 687
To Bollene La Croisiere 03:07 ₹ 687
To Pierrelatte 03:15 ₹ 763
To Beziers 03:23 ₹ 1,603
To Salon 03:28 ₹ 763
To Montelimar 03:31 ₹ 763
To Miramas 03:32 ₹ 840
To Tarascon Sur Rhon 03:33 ₹ 687
To Les Arcs 03:43 ₹ 1,527
To Arles 03:44 ₹ 687
To Toulon 03:46 ₹ 1,145
To Nimes 03:48 ₹ 687
To Livron 03:48 ₹ 1,374
To Lunel 03:53 ₹ 992
To Lyon St Exupery Airport 04:09 ₹ 2,061
To Montpellier 04:10 ₹ 992
To Perpignan 04:13 ₹ 1,145
To Tain Lhermitage 04:21 ₹ 1,527
To St Raphael 04:25 ₹ 1,527
To Macon 04:32 ₹ 1,527
To Sete 04:33 ₹ 1,221
To Antibes 04:33 ₹ 1,527
To Le Creusot Mo Tgv 04:34 ₹ 3,206
To Castelnaudary 04:44 ₹ 3,130
To Lyon 04:44 ₹ 1,145
To Agde 04:47 ₹ 1,450
To Carcassonne 04:48 ₹ 2,137
To Port La Nouvelle 04:55 ₹ 2,519
To Vienne 05:00 ₹ 1,832
To Cannes 05:03 ₹ 1,145
To Chalon Sur Saone 05:05 ₹ 2,519
To Narbonne 05:16 ₹ 1,756
To Besançon 05:23 ₹ 2,824
To Nice 05:28 ₹ 1,527
To Marne La Vallee 05:32 ₹ 2,824
To Massy 05:34 ₹ 4,580
To Baden Baden 05:43 ₹ 5,725
To Paris Cdg Airport 05:43 ₹ 2,290
To Collioure 05:49 ₹ 1,832
To Menton (localite) 05:53 ₹ 2,290
To Bourg En Bresse 05:58 ₹ 2,061
To Toulouse 06:00 ₹ 2,290
To Monaco 06:07 ₹ 2,137
To Cerbere 06:10 ₹ 2,824
To Tgv Haute Picardie 06:14 ₹ 5,954
To Paris 06:17 ₹ 1,908
To Dijon 06:20 ₹ 2,137
To Le Mans 06:27 ₹ 3,130
To Bellegarde 06:31 ₹ 2,443
To Arras 06:41 ₹ 4,351
To Geneva 07:06 ₹ 3,130
To Mannheim 07:20 ₹ 2,977
To Brussels 07:25 ₹ 4,122
To Lille 07:29 ₹ 3,053
To Laroche 07:31 ₹ 4,122
To Bordeaux 07:34 ₹ 3,664
To Karlsruhe 07:48 ₹ 3,740
To Rennes 07:52 ₹ 2,672
To Ashford 08:13 ₹ 14,046
To Toul 08:32 ₹ 4,122
To Belfort 08:33 ₹ 3,435
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 08:33 ₹ 3,435
To Frankfurt 08:44 ₹ 2,977
To London 08:51 ₹ 14,046
To Amsterdam 08:57 ₹ 10,000
To Rouen 09:02 ₹ 4,809
To Mulhouse 09:18 ₹ 1,908
To Nancy 09:26 ₹ 3,053
To St Pierre Des Corps 09:37 ₹ 2,672
To Le Havre 09:56 ₹ 6,031
To Colmar 09:56 ₹ 1,908
To Angers 10:19 ₹ 5,954
To Metz 10:21 ₹ 3,817
To Selestat 10:25 ₹ 3,817
To Strasbourg 10:46 ₹ 2,366
To Nantes 11:02 ₹ 6,412

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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