8 days in Avignon & Amboise Itinerary

8 days in Avignon & Amboise Itinerary

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8 days in Avignon & Amboise Itinerary

Start: Paris
Train:  2​h 45​min
1
Avignon
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Amboise
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
End: Paris

4
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chateau des Baux de Provence as well as Pont du Gard. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbey of Thoronet. Visit Palais des Papes and Chateau de Grignan for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avignon: Tarascon (Porte Condamine Tarascon City Gate & Chateau de Tarascon), Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine (in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume) and Arles (St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) & Eglise St-Trophime). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre, see the interesting displays at Un Siecle de Roulottes, wander the streets of Ile de la Barthelasse, and admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Avignon online sightseeing planner .

Paris to Avignon is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Avignon are somewhat warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Tarascon, Arles, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Marseille
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Avignon Les Halles ©
Avignon Les Halles
Chateau de Grignan ©
Chateau de Grignan
Abbaye du Thoronet ©
Abbaye du Thoronet

3
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. You'll explore and learn at Chateau de Chenonceau and Eglise Saint-Florentin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau Royal d'Amboise and Chateau de Meung sur Loire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amboise: Chateau de Beaugency (in Beaugency), Château de Sully-sur-Loire (in Sully-sur-Loire) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, see the interesting displays at Musee automobile MATRA, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Denis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de la Trinite.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amboise road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Amboise in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Avignon in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Amboise: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Meung sur Loire, Abbaye de la Trinite, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Chambord, Musee automobile MATRA
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Château de Sully-sur-Loire ©
Château de Sully-sur-Loire
Chateau de Meung sur Loire
Chateau de Meung sur Loire

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