Avignon is the perfect base for exploring Provence. The town itself is fantastic - everything in walking distance.
It has a charm and warmth that sets is apart. Good parking around the outside of the walls and easy access to all it has to offer. My favourite place to stay in Provence.
Staying 2-3 nights in Avignon is more than enough to see all there is to see within the historical center (best part).
The Palais des Papes as well as the Pont d'Avignon are definitely two places that should not be missed. Other than sightseeing, Avignon has a lot of great shops and many restaurants. If you are lucky enough to go there around July/August, definitely drive around Avignon to see lavender fields. Though we have missed them by a week this year, they are beautiful (especially in the afternoon) and smell so good!!
It is a historical city in south France. You also could travel around the city to see a lot of famouce landmarks.
take the free ferry boat to the other side of Avignon, the scenery is quite nice if you sit on the grass by the river - you will see the Palais des Papes, the Pont and the city of Avignon.
Too bad it doesn't operate till late, if not I might have been able to see the lights. But u can still walk back - though it is quite a far walk..
June is hot but the day is long the sky is still bright at 10 pm many tourists and friendly people. must go on tours to the tourist sites and see the villages
Avignon is a very nice and old city with a lot of nice places to visit. We strongly suggest to pay a visit.