Advanced search

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.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: