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Average rating: 9.1 / 10
Number of reviews in Avignon: 47
Michael Jones
“These guys were good”

“These guys were good. Was able to change my reservation and get something cheaper with no problems. Car was ready and waiting when I got there!”

29-11-2019 07:08
“Worry Free”

“Easy to book. Easy to pickup and easy to drop off. Reasonably priced. “Worry Free” package is great. Would definitely book again.”

07-07-2019 15:37
Ms Lucinda Zammit
“A good service with helpful and polite…”

“A good service with helpful and polite female staff. The cars aren't perfect - but that is reassuring in a way as you feel less pressure when driving. The collection point was a minibus drive from Bergamo airport which isn't ideal if you are in a rush to get off. On the whole a good service”

23-09-2018 15:31

Avignon Guide

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Home to an array of fascinating historical attractions, Avignon is a beautiful city in the southern reaches of France. Priceless sites are scattered across the cityscape, including the world-famous walled-section in the heart of town. Landmarks like the Pont d’Avignon, the Papal Palace and the fascinating Place Pie market welcome tourists anytime of the year. Due to the large distances between these highlights, tourists should take advantage of car hire in Avignon.

Who to Book With
Avis, National and Europcar are some of the largest companies offering car rental in Avignon. However, some of local firms also offer rental vehicles at very competitive prices also. All rental suppliers in the city provide online booking opportunities for tourists, so compare prices and book before you arrive.

Best time to go
The best time to visit Avignon is during the spring months of March, April and May, when the weather is mild and precipitation is relatively low, making sightseeing much more comfortable. In addition, was most tourists flock to Avignon during the hot summer period, tourists will find plenty of discounts on transport and hotels in the spring.

Need to Know Essentials
Before renting a car in Avignon, you will need to provide several documents:

- A credit card used in the booking or deposit-confirmation sheet
- A driving license from country of origin or an International Drivers Permit
- Secondary photo identification

Have a look at our FAQ's page for further details.

The walled section of Avignon is best visited on foot. However, the streets and roads around the outside of this district are generally in good condition, so driving across the city is an efficient way to get around. However, tourists need to be aware of incorrect signposts, aggressive local drivers and limited parking options.

Our guide to France provides further details about driving in this country.


As Avignon is not large, most attractions located within the inner-city can be toured on foot. However, getting around the farther reaches of the city can still be done via public transportation, which includes taxis, buses and a unique mode of transport called baladines. Even though Avignon has a large train station, it is only used for regional and national travel as the city doesn’t have a local train network. Cars are useful if tourists wish to explore the outer-districts of Avignon and the surrounding region.

Visitors will be able to find taxis in the city. There are numerous companies offering this service in Avignon, including Avignon Provence Taxi. Even though the city is not overly large, it can get quite hilly, so taking taxis will make it easier to get from point A to point B. Most drivers speak some English and often Spanish.

Even though there are limited bus services within the walled area of Avignon, the outer districts are well-connected. Buses are not only suitable for inner-city travel, however, as the Grand Avignon region is also linked to the central areas by bus. The Transports en Commun de la Region d’Avignon (TCRA) is responsible for public bus transport in the city and the surrounding region.

Similar to taxis, Baladines are seven-seater vans that offer just one route around Avignon. They are inexpensive and can be hailed just like taxis. Between July and August, they operate everyday of the week. However, outside these months, Baladine services are offered only Monday to Saturday.


Even though the beauty of Avignon is enough to satisfy any tourists’ holidaying desires, a trip to the city is not complete without discovering the vast richness of Provence. Roman ruins are the main sites found across the region of Provence, but wineries and outdoor entertainment opportunities also lure visitors out of Avignon. Car rental provides plenty of daytrip possibilities for Avignon tourists.

Recommended Drives

Arles - A sleepy town less than 20 miles away from Avignon. However, tourists will do anything but sleep in this beautiful little township, as Arles is home to some of Europe’s most breathtaking Roman sites, including the Cryptoporticos, Pont Van Gogh and a massive Roman Amphitheatre. Tourists should also get out of their car and explore the medieval centre for a few hours.

Pont du Gard - A world-famous landmark located in the town of Remoulins, just to the west of Avignon. The aqueduct is one of the world’s most impressive Roman-built structures, so daytrips to this destination are absolutely recommended. Excellent hiking opportunities are also found around the city, so outdoor lovers will be pleased too.

Nimes - Located less than 30 miles to the southwest of Avignon, Nimes boasts an inspiring cityscape of historical marvels. Sites like the Roman Amphitheatre (Les Arenes), Greek temples, and the Maison Carre make the trip to Nimes extremely worth-while. Nimes is also home to plenty of great museums.

Frequently asked questions

Is the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
  • AbsoluteCar
  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Citer
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • InterRent
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • National Car Rental
  • Peugeot
  • Renault
  • SIXT Rent a Car
  • Thrifty


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