Avignon, France

Avignon is one of the major cities of Provence, in Southern France. It is the main city of the departement of Vaucluse, and is located on the banks of the Rhone river. The city is probably best known for its Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes), where the Popes lived for much of the 14th century. For centuries, it has also been one of the major artistic centres of France.

Avignon has an immaculately preserved medieval town with endless impressively decorated buildings, ancient churches, chapels and convents, and plenty of places to eat and drink. There is a great shopping area, with pedestrian streets without cars and loads of shops of all kinds. Southeast of the Place de l'Horloge: rue des Marchands, rue Rouge and ajoining streets are full of clothing and other shops.

Things to See & Do

* Palace of the Popes
* Le Pont Saint-Benezet - bridge
* Museum of Modern Art
* Notre Dame Des Doms – cathedral
* Calvet Museum

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 64.78 km²
Population – 92,000 appox
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 33

Port Location – The port is centrally located on the Rhone River.

Travel Links – Avignon lies on the TGV line from Paris to Marseille, about three hours from Paris, Gare de Lyon. It is also served by numerous local and regional services.

Local and regional trains call at the central station, outside the walls on the southern edge of the old town. TGVs call at Avignon TGV, about 2km out of town. It is also possible to catch the Eurostar direct from London to Avignon.

The airport is 8 km southeast of the center, at the Exposition Center, and along the main N7 highway. There is no bus or shuttle to town.
Bus Line 57A runs daily between Saint Rémy-de-Provence and Avignon, with stops in Eyragues, Chateaurenard and Rognonas.

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Cruises from Avignon, France

Cruise Date Duration
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 19/03/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 24/03/19 7 nts
Catherine & Joie de Vivre, Grand France 2019 ex Avignon to Paris 24/03/19 14 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 26/03/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 31/03/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 02/04/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 04/04/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 07/04/19 7 nts
Catherine & Joie de Vivre, Grand France 2019 ex Avignon to Paris 07/04/19 14 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 09/04/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 14/04/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 15/04/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 16/04/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 18/04/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 21/04/19 7 nts
Catherine & Joie de Vivre, Grand France 2019 ex Avignon to Paris 21/04/19 14 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 23/04/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 28/04/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 29/04/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 30/04/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 05/05/19 7 nts
Catherine & Joie de Vivre, Grand France 2019 ex Avignon to Paris 05/05/19 14 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 07/05/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 12/05/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 13/05/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 14/05/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 16/05/19 7 nts
Van Gogh, (ROD_AVIPP) Camargue & Wild Rhone ex Avignon to Lyon 18/05/19 3 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 19/05/19 7 nts
Catherine & Joie de Vivre, Grand France 2019 ex Avignon to Paris 19/05/19 14 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 21/05/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 26/05/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 27/05/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 28/05/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 30/05/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 02/06/19 7 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 04/06/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 09/06/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 10/06/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 13/06/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 16/06/19 7 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 18/06/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 23/06/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 24/06/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 27/06/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 30/06/19 7 nts
Catherine & Joie de Vivre, Grand France 2019 ex Avignon to Paris 30/06/19 14 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 02/07/19 7 nts
Van Gogh, (ROD_AVIPP) Camargue & Wild Rhone ex Avignon to Lyon 03/07/19 3 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 07/07/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 08/07/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 09/07/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 11/07/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 14/07/19 7 nts
Catherine & Joie de Vivre, Grand France 2019 ex Avignon to Paris 14/07/19 14 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 16/07/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 21/07/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 22/07/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 23/07/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 25/07/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 28/07/19 7 nts
Catherine & Joie de Vivre, Grand France 2019 ex Avignon to Paris 28/07/19 14 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 30/07/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 04/08/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 05/08/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 06/08/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 08/08/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 11/08/19 7 nts
Catherine & Joie de Vivre, Grand France 2019 ex Avignon to Paris 11/08/19 14 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 13/08/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 18/08/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 19/08/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 20/08/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 22/08/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 25/08/19 7 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 27/08/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 01/09/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 02/09/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 03/09/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 05/09/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 08/09/19 7 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 10/09/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 15/09/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 16/09/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 17/09/19 7 nts
Van Gogh, (ROD_AVIPP) Camargue & Wild Rhone ex Avignon to Lyon 19/09/19 3 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 19/09/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 22/09/19 7 nts
Catherine & Joie de Vivre, Grand France 2019 ex Avignon to Paris 22/09/19 14 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 24/09/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 29/09/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 30/09/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 01/10/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 03/10/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 06/10/19 7 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 08/10/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 13/10/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 14/10/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy River Rhone & Provence (Solo) ex Avignon to Lyon 14/10/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 15/10/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 17/10/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 20/10/19 7 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 22/10/19 7 nts
Buri, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 27/10/19 7 nts
William Shakespeare, Burgundy Cruise ex Avignon to Lyon 28/10/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 29/10/19 7 nts
Lord Byron, Burgundy Cruise for Solo Travellers ex Avignon to Lyon 31/10/19 7 nts
Catherine, Burgundy & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 03/11/19 7 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 05/11/19 7 nts
Delling, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 12/11/19 7 nts
Heimdal, Lyon & Provence 2019 ex Avignon to Lyon 19/11/19 7 nts
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