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Car Hire at Avignon TGV Station
Collect your hire car at Avignon TGV Station and drive just 5km north to the centre of the town of Avignon in the Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region in southeastern France. The TGV station itself is located on the LGV Méditerranée high-speed train line. Take a moment to admire the station, designed by Jean-Marie Duthilleul and Jean-François Blassel in 2001, characterised by flowing contours that are meant to evoke the shape of an upturned boat.The train station offers a direct link to Paris, a journey which takes about 160 minutes. If you are boarding the train at Avignon, you must validate your ticket beforehand.
Car hire companies such as Alamo and Sixt operate from a row of cabins opposite the exit to the station. Refer to your Nova Car Hire booking confirmation document for the precise location and opening hours of your specific car hire provider.
Protected by miraculously intact 800-year-old stone ramparts, elegant Avignon accumulated a wealth of spectacular art and architecture during its time as the 14th-century seat of papal power. The most magnificent testimony to the power of the popes is the weighty medieval fortress and papal palace, Palais des Papes, the world’s largest Gothic palace and a UNESCO world-heritage site of such scale and heft, it is difficult to imagine just how much power and wealth the papacy enjoyed.
The romantic counterbalance to all that immensity is Pont d'Avignon, a bridge that spans halfway across the Rhône. Historic cobbled streets wind past enticing shops and cafes, and thousands flock here in July for Avignon's famous performing-arts festival. Explore all of its incredible attractions and as many of its wonderful restaurants as you can manage when you hire a car in Avignon or Marseille airport.
Get your Avignon car hire off to a great start with our article on driving in Avignon, and don't forget to check out our guide to driving in France.