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Make a holiday rental villa or accommodation in Avignon, France your home away from home

The magnificent, ancient town of Avignon, France, is simply beautiful, and lies in the department of Vaucluse in the south of the country. Most famous for the Palais des Papes, the 14th Century home of Popes, Avignon has an amazing ability to endear visitors to the point that many return and by a villa in Avignon in which to live full time. Taking a short break to Avignon, although great fun, will not allow you to see anywhere near all the fantastic attractions or sample all the entertainment options the town offers.

Things to do on holiday in Avignon, France

There are so many things too see and investigate in Avignon that you would need many weeks staying in Avignon accommodation to see everything satisfactorily, but a week’s holiday gives you the luxury of choosing the monuments and attractions that interest you the most. UNESCO have nominated the town as a World Heritage Site, and wandering through the ancient, fortified, covered streets you can easily see why. Throughout the town, a range of museums tell parts of Avignon’s history, which dates back to the 5th century.

Some of the finest places to visit from an Avignon villa include the Palais des Papes, the Place de l’Horloge and the much photographed Pont d’Avignon. Despite the town’s ancient appearance, it has a very youthful atmosphere, always awash with music, art and activity of various kinds, especially during the Avignon Festival (Festival d’Avignon). The festival first ran in 1947 to celebrate dance, music and theatre, with events springing up all across the town, in the streets and at famous historical locations throughout Avignon. If you are lucky enough to take Avignon accommodation in July, you cannot fail to miss it! Through out the year, festivals of all varieties are held in the town, including film festivals, Baroque art, theatre and the famous rampart races in February.

There are a number of excellent walks you can take from an Avignon villa, mainly heading out towards the Alpilles, a small mountain range whose foothills are covered in olive and almond plantations giving them a much needed splash of colour during spring and summer. The golf course of Golf Grand Avignon is located just outside the town, and is open for use to anyone staying in Avignon accommodation or even just passing through.

Due to the town’s location, Avignon wine tours are hugely popular with visitors, and there are many fantastic vineyards from which to take a wine tour. Throughout the town, restaurants and cafes offer glasses of the best local produce, meaning you can take your own Avignon wine tour and see the finest monuments of the town at the same time!

Places to holiday in Avignon, France

Arles is another beautiful old town of Vaucluse, whose outer walls hide many architectural treasures from those who pass by the town on their way to the beaches of the Cote d’Azur – Provence. However, those who do choose to stop by will be delighted by what they find. It is one of the best places to start a walking or cycling tour of Vaucluse.

Weather in Avignon, France

The stunning town of Avignon changes with the seasons, but is always truly enchanting. In summer, average temperatures reach around 26˚C, with very little rain from May until October, and winters are short and mild, averaging about 10˚C in the coldest months.

Flights to Avignon, France

Avignon has its own airport, the Avignon-Caumont Airport (AVN), located just 8km outside the town centre. Currently, the only direct flights from the UK to Avignon are provided by Flybe, leaving from Southampton Airport (SOU). Alternatively, you can get a train directly from Paris.

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                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    beautiful well equipped villa

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Just left avignon after an 11 night stay in this beautiful villa. The property is spotlessly clean and so well equipped you couldn't ask for more. Big thanks to therese for all her help, nothing was too much trouble. If we were to return to avignon I would not hesitate to stay in this villa again....
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                                                                    Amazing!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Amazing is the only word to describe Mathilde's home. The house is perfect comfortable homely we really felt at home there. Excellent position to bus stops and shops the pool was great and the whole property so secure which is so important when you have young children. The best thing about the property however is Mathilde she is wonderful so happy and helpful not to mention kind and generous.on our arrival she had stocked the cupboards with butter,bread,salad,chicken,tea,coffee etc.... She helped with our shopping a doctors visit for one of our children , took us to buy gifts joined us for coffee and juice on a few occasions, popped in with breads,cheese and goodies for the children and on the last night joined us for dinner which she paid for! I have never ever experienced such an amazing host on any of the many holidays I have enjoyed with my friends and family over the years. Mathilde you are truly one in a million and anyone that is looking for a lovely holiday in the south of france in my opinion would not find a better one ! We will definitely be back!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2015
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2015

                                                                                                    "Everything was as descri...

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    "Everything was as described in the advert. It was in excellent condition and very well equipped. We had a thoroughly enjoyable visit - absolutely no complaints! And the hosts were excellent."
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2010
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2010