Car Hire Avignon High Speed (TGV) Station
Address & Contact DetailsGare Tgv Mediterranee, Place De L Europe, Avignon, 84000. Tel: 0820611648
24-hour drop off
Avignon TGV Station car hireWe make car rental easy, because we know you can’t wait to feel the freedom of the road and get the very most out of your stay. Wherever your travels take you, the keys are waiting for you to unlock the world.
The Avis office is at the back of the TGV station, just follow the signs for 'locations de voitures'.
Plan your trip from Avignon TGV stationOnce you’ve picked up your hire car from Avis at Avignon TGV Station it takes about 15 minutes to drive into central Avignon.
Avignon is an ancient city, packed with history and has earned its right as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Pont d'Avignon is a medieval bridge built in the 12th Century and has fascinated engineers in the centuries since. Back in the Middle Ages, it was part of one of the most important pilgrimage routes from Spain to Italy.
The Papal Palace (Palais des Papes) is one of the biggest Gothic palace in Europe and you can visit over 20 rooms here, including the Pope’s personal chambers. The palace was a temporary home to the Pope Clement V fleeing the violence of Rome in the 14th Century. The Festival d’Avignon is held each summer in the Court of Honour. Many other celebrations and events are held in the palace throughout the year.
Road trips from AvignonNimes, less than an hour's drive from Avignon, is a charming city peppered with Roman heritage. Indeed, it was one of the most important cities of Roman Gaul. Don't miss Les Arenes, a twin-tiered Roman amphitheatre and the best preserved of its kind in France. There are also markets, museums and festivals to enjoy.
The drive to Nice takes around 2.5 hours. The beautiful and sophisticated capital of the French Riviera is well known for its markets and high-end boutiques, antiques, art and bric-a-brac. Park up and stroll along Promenade des Anglais alongside rollerbladers, beachgoers and fashionable folk. Vieux Nice (Old Town) is home to numerous markets from flowers to food to antiques and is a lovely place to wonder around and soak up the atmosphere.
The port city of Marseille, 100 km from Avignon, offers a melting pot of cultures, a good way to experience this is by exploring the outdoor street markets where you’ll find typical Provencal food and seafood fresh off the boat.
Driving rules in FranceWhich side of the road?
In France, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a hands-free device. Do not use headphones or earpieces
- In towns and rural areas, on minor roads and where there is no clear indication of right of way, it may be prudent to give way to traffic coming from the right (“priorité a droite”)
- Bus lanes are reserved exclusively for buses, taxis and bicycles
- It is recommended that drivers use dipped headlights at all times
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailer:
- Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Rural areas: 90 km/h (55 mph)
- 4-lane expressways (rural areas): 110 km/h (68 mph)
- Motorways: 130 km/h (80 mph)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Be aware of changes to speed limits displayed on road signs due to adverse weather conditions
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 10 and weighing less than 36kg must be seated in appropriate child restraint
- Children weighing up to 9 kg must travel in a rear-facing car seat, in the back of the car only
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.