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Customer questions about Avignon car hire

Hello, we are looking at booking a car from Avignon, France and dropping it in Barcelona, Spain. Is the quoted price all inclusive hireage or is there an additional relocation cost?

Hi, if there is a one-way fee it will be clearly identified at the quote stage. Whist car are you looking at so that I can check for you as I can see your search results here. Some rental agents state a separate fee to be paid on arrival directly to the rental agent and some include this within the overall rental price so it's worth looking at the total cost (rental + one way fee) to find the cheaper option.

Avignon Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Avignon is the subject of a French children’s song, ‘Sur le pont d’Avignon’.
  • The song describes the magnificent Saint Bénézet Bridge which stretches over the Rhone River.
  • Remember that if you want a quick transfer from the airport you can also book Avignon Airport car rentals from us.
  • Avignon has lots of green space with loads of parks and gardens for strolling in.
  • Although the climate is Mediterranean and normally warm there is a mistral wind which can blow strongly.

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, Spain, Italy, Germany 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.

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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.

Latest Update from Avignon:

23/04/12 - 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.

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Car hire in Avignon is an efficient way to see the commune of Vaucluse in France. The city of Avignon is incredibly beautiful with its old buildings and impressive architecture alongside the banks of the River Rhone in France.

Among the features that make Avignon really stand out is that it is one of the few French towns to keep the old medieval walls. Most of them tore down their ramparts long ago. For those who are booking a vehicle to see the popular cultural Festival of Avignon which takes place annually, we advise you to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

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