Over the bridge gets you to Villeneuve-les-Avignon, which is quieter and more bearable than Avignon proper. It's also in the Gard rather than Vaucluse, so it's gutsy Languedoc rather than pretentious Provence.
There's a good campsite, bars and restaurants which are affordable. From there you can make raids on foot to the cultural quarters, and still get back for a quiet pastis.
When staying on a budget in this beautiful part of the world, I would recommend the local campsite which is just across the river.
The camspite has great facilities, including a pool. The money saved allows you to spend a little extra in some of the amazing restaurants the town has to offer.
If camping, use the Pont d'Avignon campsite. Not only is it situated on a beautiful island in the centre of the Rhone, but there is a free ferry service to the city from 10am-5pm daily ... a great way to travel to the city.
Superbly equipped "naturiste" camping site.
Rather hidden, right down in a spectacular river valley in the South of France.
Choose to swim in the river Ceze, or in their two good-sized pools.
Very relaxed atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, immaculate facilities including sauna, cafe, bar, etc.
Outside, there's fantastic food in local village restaurants.
Come with your own tent, or rent a comfortably equipped woden beach-hut onsite from just 350 Euros/week.
It's really perfect for all families and kids!
But remember, it's a “camping naturiste”: there's one strict rule - no wearing clothes allowed on site. So you’ll have no laundry at all for a whole, lovely, lazy week!
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