Great Day Trips from Avignon in 2-Hours or less
If you are here because you have already read about my brief visit to Avignon, you probably recall that I spent a few days there last fall – my first trip back to France after 22 months of absence and my first visit to this wonderful city. Picking up the story from where I left it a few months ago, I am taking you back to Provence on a photo tour of several other places that have left an unforgettable impression and a strong desire to return. They are all within a 2-hour drive from Avignon.
After becoming acquainted with the charming Avignon landmarks and spending a few days enjoying the Rhône wine and the delectable Provençal food, it seemed like a good idea to plan some day trips outside the city.
Day Trips from Avignon
Thankfully there are so many places the curious traveller could go. There is Châteauneuf-du-Pape for wine tasting. But, then, the Luberon region has its drop-dead gorgeous hilltop towns like Roussillon and Gordes.
There is L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with its colourful old town and picturesque watermills.
It is easy to see how Avignon is a perfect base for exploring the area. The public transport network, fast and reliable, covers most touristy destinations in the Rhône-Alpes region, as well as in neighbouring Occitanie.
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Uzès are two beautiful towns many other travellers have recommended, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to you. Market days are always fun, but they are just as enjoyable without the crowds. Take your time strolling down all the quaint streets and take in the irrepressible French charm of creamy stone, pastel shutters, and artfully arranged flower displays that make picture-perfect scenes at every step.