Car hire offers at Avignon Airport – find cheap rental cars in Provence, France
The French city of Avignon is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azure region, in the department of Vaucluse, on the left bank of the Rhône river.
Avignon is served by a small international airport, receiving primarily flights from the UK.
The convenient location of the Avignon Airport, just off the national road NR7 and the A7 motorway allows quick and easy access to Avignon city centre, as well as to other places of interest in Provence.
The distance from Avignon Airport to Avignon city centre is approx. 6 miles, which can be easily covered in 15 – 20 minutes in a normal day-time traffic.
Avignon Airport – AVN is also referred to as Avignon–Caumont Airport.
Airlines and destinations at Avignon Airport
Three airlines operate flights to Avignon Airport, all of them with departures from England.
Air France flies to Avignon from London-City Airport (this flight is operated by CityJet), while budget carriers Jet2 and Flybe offer cheap flights to Avignon Airport from Leeds/Bradford and Southampton, respectively.
Car hire Avignon Airport – compare rates online
Rates for car hire in Provence vary a lot, according to the location and time of the year, although, in general, southern France is not the cheapest place in Europe for car hire.
Significant savings in Provence car hire can be made with the help of internet search engines of car rental offers, such as Cartrawler, which displays current rates for car hire from several provides at the destination of your choice.
In Avignon Airport, car hire is available from major rent a car brands, such as: Avis Rent a Car, Europcar, Hertz, Budget and National/Citer, branded since early 2013, as Enterprise Rent A Car.
Avignon tourist attractions
The charming city of Avignon is one top tourist attractions in France.
Famous for its history as the seat of catholic popes, moved temporarily from Vatican to France in 14th century, the city of Avignon is home to many monuments from that era, amongst them: Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes), Notre Dame des Domes (Dome Church) and the famous Bridge of Avignon. The unique historic heritage of Avignon was recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
Read more about the historic centre of Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Avignon Theatre Festival
Every year in July, one of the finest cultural events of Europe takes place in Avignon.
Festival d’Avignon, held since 1947, is a real culture feast for theatre lovers: artists, performers, art and culture promotors as well as spectators.
Check out programme of Avignon Theatre Festival.
Provence holiday in an Avignon Airport hire car
You will not need a car much for exploring Avignon as all of the sites and monuments are located within the historic city walls. Take advantage, however, of your Avignon Airport hire car to travel in Provence.
Find below approximate road distances from Avignon:
- Distance Avignon - Marseille: 60 miles/100 km
- Distance Avignon - Cannes: 140 miles/230 km
- Distance Avignon - Saint Tropez: 120 miles/200 km
- Distance Avignon - Nimes: 30 miles/50 km