Car Hire Avignon Train Station
Address & Contact DetailsAgence Espace Ventes Sncf, Gare Sncf Boulevard St Roch, Avignon, 84000. Tel: 0820611650
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|Tuesday||09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00|
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Find your perfect hire car at Avignon Train StationSet on the sunny banks of the River Rhône in south France’s Provence region, Avignon is a world-class destination boasting a wealth of wonders.
From intriguing ancient architecture and fascinating museums, to breathtaking scenery and a historic waterfront, this is one of France’s most beautiful and iconic cities.
Discover why for yourself by arranging your Avis hire car at Avignon Train Station.
Plan your journey from Avignon Train StationAvignon is a city that impresses on many levels. Visually, historic landmarks like the Papal Palace dominate the skyline. As one of the largest medieval buildings in the world, this magnificent 14th century structure paints a dramatic view. There’s more to discover at the museum inside where authentic frescoes, furnishings and other artefacts from the Middle Ages can be appreciated, along with details about the palace’s history and relevance.
This startling piece of architecture and its neighbouring 12th century Avignon Cathedral are the shining stars of the city’s old town, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the historical importance of the area. Don’t miss the intricate Romanesque stonework and spectacular painted domed ceiling inside the cathedral.
You can learn more about the city’s culture and history at Avignon’s various museums and galleries. The Musée Calvet d’Avignon, which displays fine art pieces, is a top pick. As is the Musée Requien, which delves into natural history. There are even museums that specialise in wine and lavender, while others exhibit a diverse collection of cultural attractions.
Wander down to the riverfront to see the Pont Saint-Bénézet – one of the most famous medieval bridges in the world. Also be sure to visit the food and flea markets to indulge in some retail therapy.
Once you’ve taken in the city centre, it’s time to explore what’s beyond Avignon in your Avis rental car.
Beyond Avignon Train StationDay trips from Avignon are far better by car, when you’re free to explore stunning southern France without restriction – just the open road ahead. Spectacular scenery and charming towns and cities all await your discovery.
A worthwhile day trip from Avignon is the charming little village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Characterised by ancient cobbled streets lined with shuttered buildings and tempting cafes, this is definitely a place to explore.
Vincent Van Gogh lived here for a short while and used the surrounding natural beauty as inspiration for some of his greatest works. Visit Glanum, an archaeological site where a Gallo-Roman city once stood, and the ancient quarries of Les Baux-de-Provence. All of this is reachable within a 30-minute drive from Avignon.
Just 40 minutes west of Avignon by car, Uzès is a popular place to visit for its medieval streets, local market and street-side cafes. Place aux Herbes is the centre of activity in this town. Besides hosting the local market every Wednesday and Saturday, this attractive square is lined with incredible medieval stone houses.
Key sights to visit in Uzès include the Duke’s Castle, the Window Tower (a tall rounded Italian-style tower with arched windows) and the Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit.
Pick up your Avis rental car from Avignon Train Station and tour southern France at your leisure. Driving equals freedom.