Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

(Getting there and getting around.)

We know many of you already have travel booked, but we thought that confirming the fastest routes the Château and the wine might still be a good idea.

By Plane

  • The nearest major, connecting airports are Marseille (1h 15min to the South) and Nice (2h 40min to the East).
  • Paris is a direct flight for most of you, and is 7 hours to the North by car (to Goult) and 2h 40min by train (to Avignon – see below).

By Train

If possible, you’re going to want to take the high-speed rail, the TGV.

  • The nearest major stations are Avignon TGV (45min to the West) and Aix-en-Provence (1h10min to the South). RailEurope.com has lots of useful info and direct booking.
  • If you are flying into Paris Charles de Gaulle, you can get to the TGV directly under Terminal 2, without leaving the airport.

By Car

Rental cars are pretty inexpensive, but ask us if you aren’t sure you need one. We can help with airport/train station rides, and parking at the Chateau is very limited.

Note: Avignon has two train stations, and thus two locations from which to pick up rental cars. We messed up ours the first time, and the agency drove us to the other for free. There are also shuttles between the two, so do not despair if you goof this up, too! (Tip: it’s a little cheaper off site.)

Directions & a Map

Most of you probably embrace technology and treat Google Maps as your BFF. But, directions to Chateau are in this PDF from Only Provence, or to give you a general idea of where you’re going, use the map below.