Avignon is in the department of the Vaucluse which has a population of 499,685 covering an area of 3,567 km². Situated within the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur, the region has a population of 4,506,151 covering an area of 31,400 km²
The capital of the Region is Marseille, Avignon has a local population of 89,592
There are 11 Car Hire locations near Avignon including; Avignon, Avignon Airport, Avignon TGV Train Station, Carpentras, Cavaillon, La Tour D`Aigues, Orange, Orange Airport, Pertius, Pertuis, Valreas,
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A french commune in southern France in the département of the Vaucluse next to the Rhône river and perfect to visit in your hire car, Avignon is often referred to as the "City of Popes" because of it's history.
Capital of it's département, the city has been classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO because it is one of the few to have preserved its ramparts, historic centre and monuments.
Avignon has historical sights which will be sure to impress all ages.
Notre Dame des Doms is a Romanesque cathedral which boasts the mausoleum of Pope John XXII, a beautiful piece of 14th century carving. Le Palais des Papes is also a must-see; an impressive monument built by John XXII himself.
There are also numerous other museums and buildings to visit in the city.
There is one main cultural event in Avignon to visit in your hire car; the Avignon Festival. This event includes traditional theatrical events among others, such as dance, music, and cinema. Divided into two little festivals, there is a more formal "Festival In" during which plays are presented inside the Palace of the Popes and the less formal "Festival Off", which presents undiscovered street performances.
With a bike-sharing program, railway station and bus lines, you can be sure to be able to get around within this city. Make sure to take some time to visit the famous "pont d'Avignon", commemorated by the French children's song, "Sur le pont d'Avignon" ("On the bridge of Avignon").