Baladines hold 7 passengers and are electric vehicles that can be hailed like a taxi. There is a public bus system that runs regularly you can purchase tickets at many locations you’ll see the TCRA logo displayed. There is also rail service or you can rent motorcycle scooter, or car. Taxis are available also but a investigation revealed that the drivers normally overcharge tourist.
About Avignon Airport
Avignon-Caumont Airport abbreviated AVN is 5 miles (8km) southeast of Avignon. An Avignon population is 90,194 and the medieval ramparts still stand in the center of the city and 12,000 people live there. There region has a subtropical climate and is marked by rain most of the year. July is the driest month and gets about 35 millimeters of rain.
Things to do in Avignon
Most tourist visit the Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) it is more commonly called the City of Popes. It can be pricey to go inside but you can take a look from the outside if you don’t want to pay the high fees to enter. Next door is the Norte Dame des Doms, it is where Pope John XXII is buried and contains some works of art. If you get an Avignon Passions pass you get reduced admission to some of the museums and transportation. The pass is free and affords you the opportunity to save on tourist attractions. There is also the Avignon Cathedral, Fondation Calvet, and Musee Requien.
From Tuesday through Sunday you and visit the Les Halles market there are 40 food venders that serve tapenades, meats, and cheeses. On Saturday morning you can witness a free cooking lesson. For the vegetarian tourist try Restaurant Christian Etienne its right next to the Palais des Papes. La Saule Peureur former Michelin star restaurant still offers star quality food. He L’Essential offers open sandwiches and set meals in the evenings.
Hotels in Avignon
Auberge-Camping Bagatelle offers a complimentary breakfast and there is a restaurant that carries a pretty basic menu. Expect to pay 16.56 Euros per night per person. Mas du Clos de L’Escarrat is a bed and breakfast that will cost you 80 Euros per night; if you want to splurge visit either Hotel d’ Europe or La Mirande Hotel 4. Other choices include: The Central Hotel is a 2 star hotel and will cost you $80 per night, ibis Avignon Sud is a 3 star hotel and will cost you about $68 per night. For a 4 star stay the Le Cloitre Saint Louis is $129 per night.
In addition The Place du Palais and Place de L’horloge are among the best places to visit while you are in Avignon but the The Papal Palace and the cathedral will be something you remember for years to come. If you are looking to get to and from your hotel wheither it is popular stays such as Hotel d ‘Europe or the La Mirande Hotel you can find airport rides for Avignon Caumont Airport or AVN with ground transportation for sedans, shuttle vans and private buses.