Avignon France Hotels near River Cruise Port Terminal

Hotels near Port of Avignon River Cruise Ship Terminal (Pier)

Avignon city and river

Avignon in France

Avignon is a beautiful historical city in France on the shores of the
river Rhone. It’s a very popular tourist destination with people from
around the world who like to explore the old part of town
with its medieval walls and ramparts.

The river Rhone also has a cruise port docking terminal for boats and cruise
liners many of which drop anchor for a night or two while passengers
enjoy the city’s many attractions. There’s a good selection of cheap hotels
and accommodation deals close to the cruise line port terminal,
ideal for a one night stay, weekend break or longer.


Reserve the Best Deals

Whether travelling to Avignon in France on vacation or maybe for a business meeting, it’s recommended to book great value hotel deals, B&Bs, guest houses or holiday apartments well in advance.

The peak season summer months of June through to September can be extremely busy, so reserve the best accommodation online before you travel to avoid disappointment. During your time in Avignon why not go on a walking tour of the city? It’s a great way to see the many attractions such as the Palace of the Popes, Notre Dame des Domes 12th century cathedral, the Calvet Museum and the Abbey of Saint-Ruf.

The city also has an interesting choice of shops from traditional boutiques to modern shopping malls, there’s something for everyone. After an afternoon of shopping, return to your hotel, put your feet up and relax.

Hotels and accommodation deals are available near the cruise port terminal throughout the year. Some establishments were former 16th century mansions while others are more modern.

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Avignon Palais de Papes and Cathedral
Hôtel Central
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Set in the Old Town area not far from the famous Pont d’Avignon.

Bridge at Beziers and St. Nazaire Cathedral
Hôtel Le Bristol
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Within walking distance of many sights, attractions, shopping and dining.

Papal Palace in Avignon evening
Hotel d'Europe
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Luxury 5 star property in central Avignon close to the Palais des Papes.

Avignon River Cruise Port in Southern France

Vessels dock at the Quai de l’Oulle, close to the city centre

  • Docking Location – Quai de l’Oulle

    Vessels tie up at the Quai de l’Oulle alongside the Rhône River near the Pont Saint Bénézet bridge, which is in the heart of Avignon France. Companies operating from the quay include Viking River Cruises and Uniworld.

    Explore the fabulous Rhône river and stop in beautiful cities and towns such as Arles, Viviers, Tarascon, Tournon, Macon, Vienne and Lyon. Mainly cruises to/from Avingnon depart or end in Lyon or Paris, the capital of France.

  • Culture, heritage and festivals

    The friendly locals are very proud of their city’s culture, heritage and festivals.

    Arrange to stay in cheap hotels, France during July to experience the Festival d’Avignon, one of the main Festivals. It’s an annual arts festival held in this quaint French city every summer in July in the courtyard of the Pope’s Palace.

    Enjoy traditional dancing, music, arts, crafts, food and wine. For something a little different, how about taking a cruise down the majestic Rhone River?

    There are many river cruises to choose leaving from the port docking terminal most days of the week. You can get a wonderful panoramic view of the city from the river so don’t forget your camera.

    There are a few stops throughout the journey to savour a mouth-watering meal at one of the many riverside restaurants as well as the opportunity to buy local French wines.

    If you like history, there are many museums to visit in Avignon, France. Spend some time in the Muse du Petit Palais which has a fantastic collection of renaissance paintings or a morning in the Musee Lapidaire to admire different types of medieval sculptures.

    Looking for a place to stay ?

    Keep checking the Internet for last minute accommodation deals, special offers and discounts.

    You’re sure to find a place to stay within your budget in walking distance from the cruise port terminal and the stunning river Rhone.

  • Train Station – TGV and Centre

    There a 2 train stations in Avignon. Gare Avignon Centre is the closest to where the boats tie up.

    Most TGV trains leave from the other station ; Gare Avignon Local trains connect the two stations.

    Gare Avignon TGV – Quartier de Courtine

    There is a TGV high speed train direct line to Paris (2h40), Charles de Gaulle airport, Lille, Nantes, Rouen, Metz, Montpellier, Genève, Bruxelles, Lyon, Marne la Vallée, Rennes, Toulouse and Strasbourg.

    There are regular train links to the city center and centre station which takes about 4 minutes.

    Gare Avignon Centre – Boulevard Saint-Roch

    City center station located only a short walk from the main sights in the old city.

    Regional trains, Intercity lines.

    There are also some TGV services each day from Paris to Avignon Centre station, but these trains take about an hour longer than the services to Avignon TGV.

    There is also a Eurostar Avignon-London during the summer period.

  • Nearest Airports

    Airport Avignon Provence is located approx. 8km or 5mi from the city center.

    Other nearby airports include Airport Marseille-Provence and Airport Nîmes-Arles-Camargue.

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