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Driving & parking for Day visit in July

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Driving & parking for Day visit in July

As we are unable to stay in Avignon due to the festival crowds, we are planning a day trip while driving from Arles to Vaison la Romaine. Any suggestions about approach and parking to make our visit as easy as possible? We want to visit the usual historical sights in the city center.

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1. Re: Driving & parking for Day visit in July

Drive along the river Rhone to the underground parking beneath the Pope's Palace. Take the lift up to the central square and you are right in the center of town in front of the Palace and very close to the famous bridge.

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2. Re: Driving & parking for Day visit in July

If you are visiting Avignon when the Festival is going on, the parking lot under the Pope's Palace will likely be full. I have never managed to park in that lot during Festival, no matter what time I arrived.

There are several large lots within 1/4 mile (or less) of that lot. One is underground, two are not. You MAY find a spot in one of them. The two that are not underground have shuttles that take you from the lot to the city.

Here is a link to all the parking in Avignon:


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3. Re: Driving & parking for Day visit in July

I have managed to park in the Palais du Papes car park during the festival - it is not an experience I am going to repeat - avoid it and take one of the parks that have a shuttle to the city.

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