Luxury holidays in Avignon

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’.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Marseille’s international airport is the best served. From there, it’s an hour-and-20-minute drive to Avignon.
  • Trains

    Avignon 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.
  • Automobiles

    Within 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.