Camping du Pont d'Avignon, Ile de la Barthelasse, 84000 Avignon, Tel 04 90 80 63 50
To Find Site:- Leave the A7 autoroute at junction 23 and follow signs to Avignon. Eventually the river will be on your right. At this point watch out for signs to 'Pont d'Avignon' and keep river on your right. Once you have passed the Pont d'Avignon on your right start to move out to the left hand lane. Watch out for signs for the 'Ile de la Barthelasse', you have to cross the Daladier Bridge to get to the island. When you see the bridge ahead the road does a 'S' shaped bend, crossing traffic on the other carriageway to get on the bridge. The campsite is signed from the bridge. If you are coming from the direction of the A9 exit at junction 22/23 and follow signs for Avignon and exit on bridge to get onto the island.
Avignon is well worth a 2 or 3 day diversion en route to else where. Access from the campsite into the City is easy, walk across the Daladier Bridge or catch the ferry that crosses the Rhone and drops not far from the Pont d'Avignon or as we did a mixture of both. You have to pay to go onto the Pont St-Bénézet but its only 4 Euros and this includes an audio device to help explain the history. Just by the pay desk you can access the Ramparts and you get wonderful views over the river. There is much more to explore including the 'Palais des Papes'.
Camping du Pont d'Avignon is quite a large site. It is divided into two halves, one being for tents with pitches being on grass and the other side for caravans and motor caravans with all hardstanding pitches. One thing to watch is that you have to negotiate a kerb to get onto the pitches as you can see in the above pictures. If you take it easy it is not a problem. This is a former Municipal campsite. There is a bar/restaurant and quite a good shop. In front of the bar area is a rather nice swimming pool. In Reception you can use the internet. Around the site there are several toilet blocks which are OK but do not come up to CC standards.