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Self-catering accommodation in Avignon, Provence 

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  • Located close to the centre of Avignon, these rooms offer self catering or b&b accommodation in Provence in the south of France
  • If you are looking for cheap long-stay accommodation, or a room for a short break to Avignon, then look no further
  • A great alternative to a cheap Avignon hotel, guesthouse or hostel
  • This high quality, cheap accommodation makes a great base for exploring the Provence region

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It was very very stressful to arrive and find that there didn't seem to be any trace of my booking - took around 20 mins to sort it out. It wasn't obvious to me that the key had an electronic fob to gain entry to the main building - this needed to be pointed out. Access to the pool was by a key pad but there was no key pad to exit the pool - bizarre. Surprised that whilst there was a hob and microwave there was no kettle in the room. aircon barely made a difference to the heat. Loved the blackout blinds and couldn't believe that there was no noise from the airport so nearby
Ms patricia G

Overall, good... the cost was amazing value for a big city at Festival time.
Mr Tony B

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Avignon Visitor information

Avignon/

Avignon is a city not to be missed in the southern region of France. In particular, during the Festival d’Avignon in July, it becomes the place to be in Provence. Despite the daunting crowds the city attracts, and the high temperatures in the summer, it’s worth persevering for several reasons. The city hosts the Palais des Papes, home to the medieval popes, and is also home to a fine selection of museums and ancient churches. If history isn’t your thing, then this city is a vibrant one, which is full of energy, so you will certainly find something to keep you occupied.

The old city centre is still circles by low medieval walks as the city and is next to a ninety-degree bend in the Rhône river. The gates and towers have been restored, and the historic walls divide the old part of the city from the sprawl of the modern city beyond.

Getting there

Avignon is close to two highways; the A7 autoroute and the A9 autoroute which branches from the A7 near Orange along a north-east south-west axis towards Spain.

Avignon is served by two railway stations: Gare d'Avignon-Centre, located just outside the city walls, and the Gare d'Avignon TGV in the "Courtine" district south of the city,

The Avignon - Caumont Airport on the south-eastern commune border has several international routes to England.

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Avignon History

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Continuously occupied since the Stone Age, the first inhabitants of Avignon lived in the caves in the Rocher des Dames, a massive outcropping of rock which rises over the banks of the Rhône. Today there is a park there with views of the surrounding country side, a café and a playground.

The Romans had a presence in Avignon, though the walls can no longer be seens as they lie buried under today’s modern streets. Remnants of the forum can still be seen, lying near the Rue Racine and the Rue Saint-Etienne, to the west of the city.

In medieval times, the town became the centre of communication and trade. The stone bridge spanning the Rhone was one of only three between the Mediterranean and Lyon. For this reason it was chosen by the papacy as home within the then kingdom of Provence. The presence of the papacy made Avignon into a city of great political and economic activity. The old city wall, now visible only as a street that circles the very centre of the town was much too small and a larger wall, still visible today, was necessary to protect its bulging population. Wealthy Cardinals built extravagant palaces known as livrées both within Avignon and across the river, in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.

The city teemed with activity and building as architects, builders, artists flocked to the town. At that time, within the city walls there were over 100 churches and chapels - many of which have been transformed since then into everything from shops to a movie theatre! The wealth and activity generated by the presence of the papacy spilled out into the region, so that even small villages nearby boast a rich architectural past.

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