Recommendations on areas to stay nr. Avignon?

(8 Posts)
Snowgirl1 Thu 09-May-13 12:40:45

I'm thinking of getting the Eurostar service to Avignon this summer, but need some help on where to stay once we're in the South of France. We'd hire a car, but wouldn't want to have to drive for more than, say, 2 hours as we'll have an 18 month old DD with us. Any suggestions on areas?

hf128219 Thu 09-May-13 19:56:43

Gordes is a beautiful hill top town going east.

Or towards Perpignan, Collioure etc going west.

Or towards the south - Bandol for instance.

Snowgirl1 Thu 09-May-13 20:54:35

Thank you - will look at all of those smile

Kahlua4me Thu 09-May-13 20:57:42

Up in the Cevennes is stunningly beautiful.

We stayed at L'Elzet gites. Incredibly lovely, but they are quite remote so depends what you are looking for.

Lucelulu Thu 09-May-13 21:08:20

Camping val de Cantobre near Nant.
Hire a chalet, pool, river etc and beautiful.
I worked there as a teenager years ago!

love so many places around Avignon, cevennes etc.

Snowgirl1 Fri 10-May-13 13:58:07

Thank Kahlua and Lucelulu I'll check out those too smile

ChippyMinton Fri 10-May-13 16:56:04

Just a point to note - check which Avignon station your train will arrive at, before booking hire car. When we did similar (rented a villa near Gordes) the Eurostar used the main station, not the TGV station and the drivers had to get a taxi to the car hire place blush

Have heard good things about Vaison La Romaine.

Snowgirl1 Mon 13-May-13 15:31:08

Chippy thanks for that - I'll definitely check which station now! And will also check out Vaison La Romaine.

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