Discover boutique hotels in Avignon, France
When to go
Thespians and amateur dramatists should visit in July, when the annual theatre festival takes place. There are hundreds of plays staged all over town (even inside the Palais des Papes), plus a fringe festival called ‘Le Off’.
PlanesMarseille’s international airport is the best served. From there, it’s an hour-and-20-minute drive to Avignon.
TrainsAvignon has a TGV station, meaning it’s speedily linked to other French cities – Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Lille and the like – as well as London, courtesy of the Eurostar.
AutomobilesWithin Avignon’s city walls, most places are reachable on foot, but if you want to cruise by lavender fields and vineyards, a set of wheels will be handy.