Rent a car in Avignon with Europcar
South of Lyon and north of Marseille lies Avignon, home of the prestigious annual arts festival and an impressive historical legacy. Avignon is in the heart of the southern wine area of Provence. Apart from numerous vineyards including the famous Chateauneuf du Pape, the region boasts stunning scenery, from the wild lands of the Camargue to the Marseille coast nearby. Choosing car hire is a great way to discover what the region has to offer.
The Europcar car rental experience in Avignon
Europcar in Avignon has three handy pick-up points. Choose the most convenient for you, depending on how you are arriving in Avignon, with one station near Avignon Airport and another at the TGV train station. Our Europcar fleet includes popular budget car hire options including the Volkswagen Polo and Ford Focus, ideal for small groups.
If you need a van rental, use our Avignon Courtine station to choose from our full range of vehicles.
Driving in Avignon
In order to rent a car in France with Europcar, you will need a valid EU driver’s licence.
In France, the national speed limits are 130 km/h on motorways, 110 km/h on dual carriageways, 90 km/h on other road types, and 50 km/h in built up areas.
When driving in wet weather conditions, motorway speed limits are reduced by 10 km/h. If your visibility is less than 50 metres in front of you, the speed limit is 50 km/h on all road types.
Due to the historic nature of the centre of Avignon, parking is limited. There is one car park under Les Halles market square, with short and long stay parking available. Around the edge of the city there are several other large parking areas. A ring road runs around Avignon crossing over the River Rhône.
Discover Avignon and the surrounding area by car
The historic centre of Avignon, which includes the Palais des Papes, the cathedral, and the Pont d'Avignon, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Avignon was home to seven Popes during the 1300s and this rich history makes it a great backdrop for the summertime Festival d’Avignon.
Aside from popular tourist attractions including the Palais des Papes (the world’s largest Gothic Palace) and Musée du Petit Palais with its famous Botticelli paintings, Avignon also boasts some excellent French dining opportunities in exceptional settings.
When you rent a car in Avignon, you can explore the surrounding areas, including natural wonders such as L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Les Grottes de Thouzon, and the Camargue National Park, all within easy reach. The Pont du Gard, an impressive three-tiered Roman aqueduct, is not to be missed.
If you fancy travelling a bit further, destinations such as Arles (39 kilometres away), Aix-en-Provence (88 kilometres away) and Marseille (103 kilometres away) are all within driving distance.
The Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the highlights of the South of France. Half an hour’s drive from Avignon, this ancient site which dates back to the first century AD, is a memorable day out for all the family. Paddle in the River Rhône that flows below the aqueduct and enjoy a picnic on the banks. Little ones will be entertained in the Ludo museum for children, where they can enjoy educational workshops and fun interactive activities.
Things to see in Avignon
Partially surrounded by water, Avignon is a calm and picturesque city offering a unique cultural experience. With its ancient bridge, colossal Gothic Palace, yearly arts festival, and high-class gastronomy, there is plenty for everyone. Moreover there are several natural beauty spots nearby to be explored.
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