Coming to Avignon

By Car

  • AUTOROUTE A7: - Coming from Lyon/Paris, Take the Avignon Nord exit, then take RN7 Avignon Centre. - Coming from Marseille/Nice/Italie, take Avignon Sud exit, then RN7 Avignon Centre · 
  • AUTOROUTE A9 : Coming from Nîmes, Montpellier, Spain - Exit: Avignon, then follow RN100

By coach/bus

 GARE ROUTIERE Boulevard Saint Roch (next door to the AVignon Center City Station) - Tél:  04 90 82 07 35

  • regular liaisons with: Nîmes, Aix, Carpentras, Cavaillon, Arles...
  • International liaisons to Spain, Italy, London, brussels....

By plane


8 km from Avignon - Tél. + 33 (0)4 90 81 51 51 -

New : flights to Manchester (UK),Figari (Corse), London (UK)- Southampton (Flybe) - Exeter (Flybe) - Edimbourg (Jet2),  Leeds (Jet2)



45mn by car from Avignon. - 59 international destinations  - Tél. 0820 811 414 (0,12?/min) - Aéroport MP2:



Tél. + 33 (0)4 66 70 49 49 - -

Daily Llaison with London Luton and 4 liaisons/ week with Liverpool - .3 liaisons/weeks with East Midlands (Nottingham). 4 liaisons/week with Brussels

By Train


Boulevard Saint Roch. Essentially national lines except TGV and regional trains.

12-15 min walk from both apartments.



10 minutes from Avignon city center by car. 4 min by train shuttle.

Direct TGV to Paris (2h40), Charles de Gaulle airport (3h), Lille, Nantes, Lyon (2h), Metz, London (Eurostar), Marseille (30 minutes) etc...



is a "train shuttle" linking both stations in 4 minutes. . 

Fréquence : 35 A/R par jour.

 Schedule. .

rate: 1.50 € - INFO: Tel. 0800 11 40 23

Get around the city

Having a car is not needed in Avignon. With its narrow streets, one-way and pedestrian areas, the city center is not really "friendly car." From the apartment, the main tourist and cultural sites of Avignon are within walking distance . Furthermore , the municipality has recently developed green and very practical alternative to explore the city. Here are a few of them:


Hail "La baladine"!

La Baladine is a small green, non poluting 100% electric public transportation vehicle which links you from one point to another one within Avignon center city: Place des Corps Saints, place Saint-Didier, place Pie, Halles, place des Carmes, place de l’Horloge, rues Joseph Vernet, Carreterie, des Marchands etc..

It operates Monday to Saturday from 10h to 1 PM and 2 PM to 18 PM (last departure). rate: 0,50 EUR

The "Citizen Les Italiens" shuttle takes you directly to the Parking

Cityzen Les Italiens : this 20 pax minibus takes to from and to the parking des Italiens.

Itinerary : parking les Italiens, rue Carreterie, place des Carmes, place Pie, Les Halles, rue Thiers, université, porte St Lazare, parking les Italiens.

Rate : Free from the parking les Italiens stop or 0,50€ .

The Cityzen Les Italiens shuttle is available 7/7, every 5 minutes during the day


 Vélopops : 19 stations, 200 self-service bikes !

Convenient, economical and ecological

Available 7 days 7 and 24 hours on 24, the service allows you to borrow a bike from one station and return it in another .

Take one of the 200 Vélopop ' grouped in 19 stations in the city center and outside the city walls.

Go here to map stations


The Velo-Cités are " rickshaw " electrical bicycles . Quite safe , they are designed to carry up to 250kg on the back seat ( three adults). They are easily navigating in the traffic while keeping the benefits of cycling : fluidity and maneuverability (access to pedestrian areas ) , and of course without pollution. Valid all year hours: from 9h to 20h except Sunday. - During the festival from 10 am to midnight and 7 / 7d . Rates : Supports 2 € intra-muros / 3 € for extramuros + course at 2 € per kilometer per person. Rides to discover Avignon surroundings are also offered .

Tel.: 06 37 36 48 89 – mail :

Take a Taxi


                  Taxis Radio Avignonnais - Porte de la République – Tourelle Est - Tél. + 33 (0)4 90 82 20 20

Exploring the surroundings

By Train

There are two train station in Avignon: 1. Avignon Center CIty station (mostly for regional and national "regular" train lines) 2. The TGV station, about 10-12 min from city center by car (mostly for High Speed Train lines).

"La Virgule" is a train shuttle that links both stations within about 5 min,

If, of course, not all the touristic sites are accessible by train, many of them are, and you can do without it (and the parking "burden") to visit Arles (18 minutes), Orange (15 minutes), Aix-en-Provence (TGV, 20 minutes), Nîmes (30 minutes), Marseille (TGV, 29 minutes) and many other destinations around.

Ticjets and schedules:: -

Avignon Center City website:

Hiring a car

There are many Car Rental companies agencies in Avignon. pAs far as I am concerned, I tend to use most often one of the three I listed here, but I can't say which one I would prefer, nor than other are not good ones.

Note: AVIS has an agency located in the City Center Station (others are rather alocated at the TGV station).. If you go for this one, you might try to negociate to park the car in their parking (it's a 10 min walk from the apartments) while not in use.

Buses and Coaches

The bus/coach terminal is next to the Center City Railway station. A company called 'Le Groupement des transporteurs de Voyageurs de Vaucluse - GTV 84', located at the reception desk, provides further information and services:

- 60 destinations in the general vicinity

- personalized information for each customer's type needs (school, employees, tourists ...)

- trilingual hostesses speaking French, English and Spanish

- Ticket selling s

The hostesses from the bus station welcome you Monday to Friday from 10:15 to 13h and 14h to 18h 

GTV 84 - 5, avenue Monclar - 04 90 82 07 35 -  Télécharger le plan des lignes (vaucluse):



By Boat

Cruises, Promenades eand Dinners on the Rhône river :

Booking through the Tourist Office:

Parking a car in Avignon Historical Center

As is most often the case in Avignon "Intra-Muros", there are no garage or parking attached to the apatments. Here are three options we suggest::

  1. Except in July (Theater Festival), one can find available parking places (metered) in the streets around.  But you may have to go round in circle before you find one.
  2. Our guests usually opt for one of the two large free parking located outside of the city walls. Both offer a shuttle service that takes you in the city center every 15 minutes    
    • The Parking "des Italiens", along the city center walls, is  the closest (15 minute walk), or 5 minutes with the cityzen shuttle that drops you very close to the apartments (~5 min).
    • The Parking "de l'Ie Piot" (on the Isle located just across the Rhone) is another solution. With 650 seats, it is the best option during the busiest periods. The shuttle takes in 5 minutes you "Porte de l'Oulle". 
  3. You can also opt for one of the private parking listed here (with rates)

Useful links

  • What to see and Practical information - Marvellous Provence - Avignon:
  • Tourist Office Tourist Office - 41 cours Jean Jaurès, BP 8, 84000 Avignon Cedex 1. Tel: 04 32 74 32 74. Fax: 04 90 82 95 03. Email:
  • English Bookshop: Cami-Li Books & Tea, formerly the Librairie Shakespeare, 155 rue de la Carreterie, 84000 Avignon. Tel: 04 90 27 38 50. Fax: 04 90 27 17 07. It has thousands of English-language books and hundreds of DVDs in stock, plus a book ordering service direct from the UK and US. A tea-room with outdoor patio serves English cream teams (with home-made scones) and American brownies. Open Tues-Sat.
  • Arriving in / Departing from Avignon by Train - useful information and links