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Avignon Mini Guide
With an Avignon hire car you can see the main sights of the area and its surroundings. The airport is located within the village of Montfavet, however the city of Avignon is only 6 miles away and can be easily accessed by the RN7 main road. Other great links to the city are the A7 Motorway where you will clearly see an exit sign for Avignon Sud.
Car rental is a popular way to see the area as the airport lacks public transport so the only other option would be a taxi, which unfortunately is quite expensive with fares starting at 15 euros. The airport itself has sufficient amenities and although it's small compared to some international airports it now has the ability to handle two simultaneous flights due to the expansion of its reception area. There are a great range of flights everyday with airlines such as Flybe and Jet2 going to and from the UK
and many other locations in Europe. After landing and making your way to the city, you can find a good range of interesting sites.
The city was deservedly the European City of Culture in 2000 and one of the key reasons, the Palais des Papes is where most tourists visit - the English translation is Palace of the Popes. Guests can choose to see the interior and exterior of the cream colored building with a tour guide who will provide informative information or you can purchase a cassette and wander around the attraction at your own pace.
The palace was home to several popes and was built on a rocky outcrop which overlooks the River Rhone, around 1335 to 1364. See the amazing papal palace of Avignon with low cost car rental. Car hire Avignon airport is also available from Aéroport d'Avignon. In contrast to the old palace the city does has its share of modern high streets shops and resturaunts. Due to the presence of its university, the city has many young adults enjoying the living in the city. Other sites include the Musee du Petit Palais and Pont St Benezet.
- In the summer months the city illuminates all its old buildings and the city wall and bridge. Warm weather and safe streets make this an ideal time to walk through the city seeing a different side to it.