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Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Avignon

Take a holiday to Avignon and enjoy the area's history, museums and festivals. This city's cafes, sightseeing and local tours draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions such as Place de l'Horloge and Palais des Papes. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Avignon

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Avignon a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Piratland (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Epicurium (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Grand Avignon Golf (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Chateaublanc Golf (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Domaine de la Mordoree (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Chateau Fortia (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Avignon

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Avignon is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rocher des Doms (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Barthelasse Island (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Epicurium (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Alpilles (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Fontaine-de-Vaucluse Springs (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Le Jardin Des Oules (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Avignon

Fly into Avignon (AVN-Caumont), the closest airport, located 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Nimes (FNI-Garons), which is 23.1 mi (37.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Avignon Central Station, Avignon Sud Station and Avignon TGV Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay near Avignon?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,588 holiday rentals near Avignon. From 1,766 Houses to 516 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Avignon for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Avignon?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Avignon:

  • Avignon City Centre: 416 holiday homes
  • Montfavet: 49 holiday homes
  • Arles City Centre: 210 holiday homes
  • Moulès: 22 holiday homes
  • Raphèle les Arles: 20 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Avignon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Avignon. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Avignon Cathedral: 5,677 holiday rentals
  • Avignon (XZN-Avignon TGV Train Station): 5,837 holiday rentals
  • Avignon Ferris Wheel: 5,687 holiday rentals
  • Marché les Halles d'Avignon: 5,673 holiday rentals
  • Montfavet (Station): 6,079 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Avignon listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Avignon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,766 Houses in Avignon. Our other popular types of Avignon holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 516 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 750 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 204 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Avignon?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,358 holiday homes with pool available in Avignon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.