Avignon cottage holidays Holiday rentals - cottages & holiday homes to rent in Avignon

Avignon is a beautiful medieval city sitting on the banks of the Rhône River in the south-east corner of Provence and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The historic town is laced with cobbled streets lined by pretty boutiques and street markets selling a range of leather goods, nibbles and souvenirs. Whilst wandering around, don't miss the chance to see the 13th century Saint-Bénezet bridge and the 14th century Palace of the Popes - nine popes reigned from Avignon in the 14th century.

Avignon is the perfect place to discover and explore Provencal cuisine, which is characterised by garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce and above all the aromatic herbs. It is also the capital of the Côtes du Rhône wines and so wine tastings at the local vineyards are not to be missed. In April 2016, the Carré du Palais opened its doors to the public - a wine-school-tourism complex that offers courses, wine tastings and much more.

At a glance...
Restaurants 100+
Historical sites
Spa & wellness
Family friendly
Car recommended
Nearest beach Le Grau du Roi (90kms)
Local airport Avignon (8km)
Nearest major airport Marseilles (57km)
Nearest train station Avignon

Featured cottages in Avignon

The city of Avignon is a thriving town and offers a wide selection of self catering holiday rental accommodation from luxurious cottageas on the outskirts to cosy town centre apartments. Renting an Avignon country cottage or holiday home can be the ideal base for exploring the city and the surrounding area and is perfect for families, friends and groups. Cottage holiday rentals provide the freedom, flexibility and space to do what you want, when you want - home from home.

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Avignon is at an altitude of 21m and enjoys a Mediterranean climate with over 160 days of sunshine a year. During the warm summer months, temperatures can reach into the mid 30s whereas during winter, it can drop below freezing with snow frequently seen on the hilltops - perfect for the children sledging.

Things to see and do in Avignon

Avignon and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, historic cities and countryside to explore. A few suggestions...

Popular Attractions
Saint-Bénezet bridge - Pont d’Avignon
Palais des Papes
Wine tasting at the vineyards
Cyclying around the country roads
Take a cruise on the Rhone River
Les Halles covered market
avignon market

Our view on Avignon

A must-see city in Provence which is oozing charm and character and perfectly positioned for exploring the local villages and towns. Staying in an Avignon cottage holiday rental is the best way to experience the city, as it provides the space, freedom and flexibility to do what you want, when you want. Ideal for families, groups and friends - home from home.