What you should know before hiring a car in Avignon
|Avignon city centre|
|Avignon-Provence Airport (AVN): 6 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Avignon: practical information
Where to rent a car in Avignon
Avignon is a cultural hotspot in the south of France along the Rhône River. If you're going to visit, you'll definitely want to compare car hire offers in Avignon before you go since there are so many interesting places to visit outside the city. Once you've found a good deal on tickets from London to Avignon, start searching for good car hire deals in Avignon to make sure you get the best price. Car hire Avignon Airport choose from Hertz, Avis, Europcar or National/Citer.
As far as a car hire Avignon city goes, there are a few car rental companies located in Avignon's city centre as well. UCar is right in front of the CAP SUD commercial centre on Av. Pierre Semard. Avis has a couple of locations around Avignon. One is on Chemin de Ramatuelle while the other is at the train station, Gare Avignon. To get the best car rental deals in Avignon, book your car far in advance, at the same time you buy your flights to Avignon.
Driving in Avignon: parking and other tips
You're not likely going to need your car hire Avignon city to get around too much within the city limits but it will come in use for taking road trips out of it. The city centre is quite compact, making it easy to explore on foot. Park your rent car in Avignon for the day in one of the city's car parks.
The other option is to books hotels in Avignon that have parking available to their guests. An easy way to find out which hotels offer parking is to launch a quick hotel search on liligo.com. Once your search results appear, simply choose parking from the list of available amenities on the left-hand side of the screen.
Road trips from Avignon: what to do, what to see
Continue your historic journey and take a side trip to Arles, a beautiful Roman city with plenty of monuments to fill a whole day with. Arles may be small and unassuming, it's no waste of time to stop here while visiting Provence. Arles is best explored on foot and if you want to experience the city, just stroll, ducking into cafes for a snack and then continuing on your way again. The Roman amphitheatre and Classical Theatre are two sights not to be missed.
Pont du Gard
There is one sight in the Avignon region of France that every traveller should visit at least once. That's the Pont du Gard which is only 30 km to the west of Avignon. As far as scholars know it's one of the best preserved aqueducts built by the Romans that is still standing today, crossing the Gard River. As described by UNESCO, "the hydraulic engineers and ... architects who conceived this bridge created a technical as well as artistic masterpiece," this bridge is not to be missed.
If you have a little more time while taking your holidays in Avignon then Aix-en-Provence makes a great day trip. The small city is known for its fountains and architecture so make sure you have a few spare coins to throw into the fountains to make wishes! The best way to explore Aix is on bike, especially to visit some of the sights on the outskirts.