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Parking for large van

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Parking for large van

We will be spending a day in Avignon the end of June. I’ve read about the difficulty with parking during this time. This concerns me since we will be driving a 9 person van! Any suggestions on where we should park? Thanks in advance!

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Champlon, Belgium
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1. Re: Parking for large van

9-person "vans" (the term is used for vehicles that carry goods in Europe, we call them "people carriers") are basically cars where every cubic centimetre of space is given over to the carriage of people (so virtually no space for luggage) in three rows of three. Hence the vehicles are no bigger than the average large car - although there may be an issue with height restrictions in some underground and multi-storey car parks, some of which have very low roofs.

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2. Re: Parking for large van

thank you so much for your feedback!

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3. Re: Parking for large van

This map might help you. We parked at P+R Ile Piot and it was very convenient, but we visited in May and there were no crowds.


Free parking

Outside the inner city area free parking capacity can be found on :

- P+R Ile Piot - open 24/7, free bus to Porte de l'Oulle.

- P+R des Italiens - open mon-sat (closed in holiday season)

- Parking Limbert - Boulevard Limbert.

Please be informed that these places are very popular and often fully occupied in the summertime.

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4. Re: Parking for large van

Forget Parking Limbert. I work in Avignon very close to this tiny car park. It would be my first choice. I have only found a space there twice in the past year. I would suggest Parking des Italiens and Parking Île Piot with their P+R systems (you need to take a free ticket from the driver when boarding the bus from Les Italiens which you use for the return trip), or parking de l'Oulle which has 4 hours free parking - you need to get a ticket from the machine even if you don't pay.

Berkshire, United...
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for Avignon
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5. Re: Parking for large van

I agree about Parking des Italiens and P+R at Parking Île Piot; the latter has been used by friends.

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for Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
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6. Re: Parking for large van

Yes go for des Italiens - we use it all the time.

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