A place of history and theatre, the fortified city of Avignon is guaranteed to leave its impression on you. Avignon's architecture is marked by papal history. Get through any of the seven doors of the extremely well maintained walls and you will walk into the city of the Popes. The attractive Gothic papal palace was built on a hill to serve as residence, fortress, and church. One of the most beautiful cities in France, Avignon is surrounded by fortifications, is full of old churches and host to a renowned theatre festival.
London to Avignon train is starting its direct services from this 14th July to 8th September 2012 on every Saturday. Traveling to Avignon, Lille and Paris from London is very easy via London Avignon Train as it offers direct train service on weekly basis to Avignon during the season. The passengers who are travelling for the first time must have information about change at Paris on the off season. With a change at Paris for TGV or RER D to Lyon, you will be able to reach at your destination in around 6.5 hours. The journey from London to Avignon will take less than 6 hours to reach Avignon with Eurostar direct train.
Also, get the latest Eurostar city breaks to Avignon as a unique feature that helps you to spend weekend with your loved ones in this romantic city at very reasonable prices.
London to Avignon by Eurostar High-Speed Train
If you are not planning to go to Avignon by air, the Eurostar train travel is an equally well-situated and stress-free option for getting there. It also runs a daily London Avignon train that depart from St Pancras international station London and trains are usually on time. TGV high-speed trains can also get you to Avignon from Paris in less than 3 hours. These trains stop at the TGV Avignon station, which is situated about four kilometres south of the centre of the city.
Another option for getting to Avignon is by international coach services run by Eurolines and Linebus. Avignon’s coach station, Gare Routière, is the end-point for buses from across Europe and the UK. Bus services for the public in Avignon cover most part of the city if you want to get anywhere outside the centre. If you are driving to Avignon from Paris, catch the A6 south to Lyon and then the A7 south to Avignon. You are allowed to drive if you are over 21 years old and hold a valid international driving license. Driving is always pleasant in this beautiful city as road are excellent and traffic conditions light. While booking tickets online don’t forget to take advantage of cheap Eurostar deals that includes accommodation and car hiring, you will save a very good amount.
Places to Visit in Avignon
The best way to discover Avignon is to stroll through its labyrinth of medieval streets. Avignon is a compact city, enclosed within fortified medieval walls and situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Durance rivers. It stands high above the vast plains of the Rhône was selected to be the site for a fort due to this obvious strategic advantage. The two most important landmarks of the city are Saint-Bénezet and the Palais des Papes.
Besides these, the ancient streets, the private mansions with their sprawling courtyards, the renovated facades of old buildings will leave you spellbound. Don't forget the Antiquaries’ quarter, Place de l'Horloge or the Chemin de Ronde which will get you to the Rocher des Doms. The elegant Rue Joseph Vernet, which is adjacent to the Calvet and Requien museums is worth a quick detour as it contains Avignon's most stylish shops along with a charming mosaic of old hotels, gardens and courtyards. Avail cheap Eurostar tickets to get most attractive discounts while exploring European destination while travelling with London Avignon train.
Shopping at Avignon
Avignon is a paradise for the shoppers where shopping fun never ends. Eurostar offer are the most effective way to make your journey economical. Most of the shopping areas are clustered at Halles, the largest shopping centre in the middle of the town. Most of the city main attraction is on a walkable distance. The main shopping street is Rue de La Republique along with Rue Joseph – Vernet and Rue St Agricol lined up with various boutiques, famous departmental stores, luxurious and local shops where one can find ceramic, pottery, and various others regional specialities. Traffic free stroll along the pedestal streets makes awesome shopping experience. Be there with Europe best train service that is London Avignon train that provides most affordable and convenient journey.
Getting Around at Avignon
The town of the Avignon is surrounded by a big wall and there are so many ways in which you can get lost easily but can still get the right direction by just look up and see the Palais des Papes. The main road Rue de La Republique from the train station divides the whole city in two equal halves. Bus facility is available throughout the week except Sunday. During the festival season late night service is available. To enjoy this beautiful small ancient town one can also hire cycles, motorbikes and scooters. Avignon is easily accessible from every corner of the Europe. The most preferred choice among the passenger is London Avignon train a direct service to Avignon. Use Eurostar hotels deals the most appropriate way to get huge discount on hotels ranging from cheaper to luxurious ones.
Nightlife in Avignon
Visiting Avignon in night is heaven for music lovers. Throughout the year Avignon host number of musical entertainments, live shows, late night parties, live concerts. Particularly during the oldest and most famous Avignon festival in July all bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes are fully crowded with local and international tourist and remain open until early morning. The off fringe festival enlighten all street and courtyards with a carnival atmosphere. You will surely have fun in this bustling city of attractions. Book your trip now and have fun!