Avignon Travel Information
From the imposing facade of Avignon's Papal Palace to the bustling
pavement cafes of Marseille's Old Port, Avignon is host to some of the
best cities in the South of France.
Glamourous St Tropez, elegant Aix-en-Provence and grandiose Avignon are
hives of modern culture, hosting much vaunted summer festivals.
Biarritz, on the West coast, is the height of chic, while in the south
Marseille and Montpellier simply brim over with cosmopolitan style.
Avignon brings you a trip in the footspeps of Van Gogh, Cezanna and
Avignon Travel and Flight
Flights to Biarritz, Montpellier and Marseille can be booked with direct flights from
London or from your local airport with 1 transfer.
Discount hotel rates in Avignon are also available to book.
Car hire is strongly recommended for Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and St
Tropez, please visit our car hire page for online quotes.
Aim for the Old Town or harbour area in each of these cities to sample
local specialities such as tapenade, bouillabaisse and famous Cote du
Rhone and Cote de Provence wines.
Other specialities include goat cheese, truffles, nougat, olives and
You will also find plenty of good shopping and colourful art galleries.
Do as the locals do, look for the nearest fountain square, find a shady
terrace and enjoy a glass of Pastis.
Daily average temperatures (Approx) 'C in Marseille
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28 SEP 25 OCT 20 NOV 15
Biarritz is one of the most elegant resorts on the South West coast. It
offers three sandy beaches, balmy summers and a mild winter climate.
In the heart of lively Montpellier lies the Place de la Comedie with the
famous Three Graces fountain, linked to the fascinating network of
narrow streets and intimate squares of the mediaeval Old Town.
Aix-en-Provence is a handsome city and a good centre from which to
explore the Luberon. Cezanne lived here and you can visit his studio.
Bordered by the River Rhone, Avignon is a sophisticated city with giant
ramparts and an imposing mediaeval Papal Palace; only four arches remain
of the famous bridge.
France's second largest city, Marseille is a lusty, cosmopolitan centre.
The old harbour has a delightful market and bustles with cafes and
restaurants. Founded by the Greeks, Marseille has become France's most
important commercial port.
Made internationally famous in the 60's by Brigitte Bardot, St Tropez is
often considered as the jewel of the Cote d'Azur, favoured by Matisse
for its extraordinary light, climate, vinyards and sandy beaches.
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