Would travelers suggests staying in Avignon old town or in one of the smaller quainter areas near Avignon?

Posted by Grier
Carmel, IN
1173 posts

I prefer to stay in a village or smaller town in Provence, especially if I have a rental car. Avignon is a bear to drive in.

Posted by Swan
Napa, CA
3144 posts

I stayed at Hotel du Parc, not far from the central train station in Avignon recently. There are two other hotels on that same quiet street--check the RS book on Provence. Avignon is small enough to be walkable; I recommend staying inside the city wall.

Posted by Adam
2923 posts

I'd go with smaller city like Arles or Nimes, or with car in a smaller town, which are many.

That's based on day trips to Avignon as I've never actually stayed there. But that's my opinion.

Posted by Erica
Buffalo Grove, IL
82 posts

I was an exchange student in Avignon in fall 2004 and loved it... however, I know nothing about hotel accommodations there as I stayed in a dorm.

I just wanted to post to reinforce what another poster said: do NOT go outside the walls at night. Since I assume that you'll want to walk around the city at night, please get a hotel the city center (or at least inside the walls). I've heard many a story of people getting robbed (or other crimes) happening outside of the walls!