Avignon is an intriguing city located in Provence, Southern France. Its rich culture and fascinating historic buildings makes this a popular destination. Avignon Airport is located about 8km away, and it's served by airlines from destinations including London, Amsterdam, Dublin and Luxembourg. A cheap flight to Avignon can be sourced with the online comparison facility. This includes both direct flights and connecting flights. This simple to use tool enables you to compare the costs and dates of flights, and book the one that meets your requirements.Avignon has a rich architectural heritage with a number of structures listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Of particular interest is the Popes' Palace that dates back to the 14th century, and features stunning Gothic architecture. Other noteworthy sites of interest include the 12th century Saint Benezet Bridge, and the impressive 14th century ramparts that encircle the city. Named as one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2000, it is home to theatres and numerous museums. It has a wide choice of restaurants where visitors can enjoy authentic Provencal cuisine.
Direct flights to the airport are available from places such as Birmingham, Southampton and London City, which is 920km away. The airport is situated next to the banks of the River Rhone, which is 60km from the Camargue and the Mediterranean Sea. With easy access to the A7 motorway, visitors can enjoy a trip to Marseille. Taxis and cheap car rentals are available at the airport, and it takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes by car to reach the city. Within the airport are restaurants and bars. There is a hotel located adjacent to the airport, which features a restaurant, a swimming pool, a golf course and free Wi-Fi access.Upon arrival, you can stay at Avignon or enjoy your vacation in one of the local areas. Velleneuve-les-Avignon is situated 11km away from the airport. This historic town is home to the 14th Century Chartreuse du Val-de-Benediction and the Pierre de Luxembourg Museum. Another attractive destination is the town of Saint Remy de Provence, which is sited 17km from the airport. It is here that Van Gogh, the famous painter, spent the remaining days of his life. A guided walk is available, which will take you to 21 of the locations that set the scenes for Van Gogh's paintings. The region is well served by bus and train services that will get you out and about. A must visit are the stunning and aromatic lavender fields of Provence. A cheap flight will enable you to explore the local culture, delve into the fascinating history, and enjoy the local cuisine of this remarkable region.