"Get your Avignon Pass at the Tourist Office" Top 5 Page for this destination Avignon Favorite Tip by CatherineReichardt

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  Avignon Tourist Office
by CatherineReichardt

Favorite thing: It's hard to think of a Tourist Information Office that is as conveniently located as Avignon Tourisme. The office is located on Rue de la Republique, the main thoroughfare into the old town, and I would recommend that you start your visit here, not only to pick up information, but to collect your Avignon Pass (this can be collected at any of the participating museums and monuments, but as the chances are that you'll be walking past here anyway, you might as well capitalise on the opportunity).

I confess to being a little confused about the Avignon Pass before I arrived, so here are the key points that will hopefully save you the same confusion.

Firstly, the pass is free, and allows you a substantial discount on admission to many of Avignon's main attractions. As the discount can be anything up to 50% on the full admission price (more usually 10-20%) frankly you'd need to be crazy not to take advantage of this.

Secondly, the pass covers up to five people who don't need to be related, so if you're travelling in a small group, one will suffice.

Thirdly, the pass is valid for 15 days after the date on which you visit your first museum or monument. You'll have to pay full admission for the first visit, where they will stamp your Pass, and thereafter you're eligible for the discounted rate.

Quite apart from the pass, the Avignon Passion pamphlet that his handed out is a very useful little publication. It contains a city map and packed full of all sorts of information - altogether a very superior piece of tourist literature, so well done to the designers! Just bear in mind that Avignon is full of twisty backstreets, not all of which can be labelled on a map of this scale.

For more detail on the range of services offered by Avignon Tourisme, as well as opening hours, check www.avignon-tourisme.com

Note that there is also a smaller tourist information centre at the Les Halles fresh produce market (only open 10:00 - 13:00 daily).

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 19, 2012
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