A Travel Price Comparison for France Cannes vs. Avignon for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cannes or Avignon?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Cannes and Avignon can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Cannes or Avignon?

Cannes

While Cannes was once little more than a small fishing village, today it is a popular, glamorous seaside town frequented by celebrities. It's the place to see and be seen, particularly during the Cannes Film Festival in the month of May. During this time the city comes alive with celebrities from all over the world. While Cannes has its share of exclusive clubs, bars and restaurants, there are alternatives for budget travelers, so don't shy away. There's a beautiful area, Le Suquet, which is nice to visit with its cobblestone streets and stunning views. It's also fun to pass some time people watching by the marina. You never know who you'll spot. At night, the city comes to life with casinos and luxurious restaurants and clubs that give the area a vibe of exclusivity.

Avignon

Avignon is a beautiful medieval walled city southeast of Paris. Often referred to as the City of Popes due to the large number of popes who have resided there over the years, Avignon boasts a wonderful history of art and culture. Located on the leafy banks of the Rhone, it is probably best-known these days for the children's song - Sur le pont d'Avignon. But for several decades in the 14th century it was the capital of Christendom, after Pope Clement V moved his court here to avoid the chaos in Rome. The legacy of that papal schism can be seen today in the city's Unesco-protected architecture, including the vast Palais des Papes. And nearby Chateauneuf-du-Pape, site of a now-ruined castle built by a later pope, still produces acclaimed red wines. The city's intact ramparts and pedestrianized center lend Avignon a small-town, medieval feel. Yet each summer, the city goes totally 21st century, as thousands of visitors descend for a contemporary performing arts extravaganza, the Festival d'Avignon. History surrounds you, sharing its secrets as you roam Avignon's quiet, shaded, cobblestone streets. Decorated with gorgeous fountains, avenues and squares, although Avignon is quite a big township, you'll see that this beautiful walled city still maintains its small town charm.

Which city is cheaper, Avignon or Cannes?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Cannes is €110, while the average daily cost in Avignon is €560. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cannes and Avignon in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cannes 60
    Avignon 518
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cannes 120
    Avignon 1,036
Compare Hotels in Cannes and Avignon

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Hotels in Cannes


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cannes 13
    Avignon 17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cannes

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cannes:

  • Ultra - Private Airport Transfer from Cannes City Centre to Nice Airport: $9.41
  • Transfer from Cannes to Nice airport: $111
  • Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to St Tropez from Cannes: $80
  • Private transfer from Cannes to Nice City or Nice Airport: $80
  • Private airport transfer Mandelieu to Cannes: $53
  • Private Transfer: Cannes to Cannes - Mandelieu Airport (CEQ): $89
  • Private Transfer: Cannes - Mandelieu Airport (CEQ) to Cannes: $89
  • Private Departure Transfer from Cannes to Nice Airport: $55
  • Private Departure Transfer from Cannes to Nice Airport: $148
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cannes to Cote D'Azur Airport (NCE): $59
  • Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Luxury Van: $114
  • Nice Airport departure private transfer from Cannes - Mónaco - Cap d Antibes in Luxury Car: $140

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Avignon

Also for Avignon, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Ultra - Private Transfer from Avignon to Marseille City Centre: $9.54
  • Arrival Private Transfer Avignon Airport AVN to Avignon City by Business Car: $101
  • Departure Private Transfer Avignon City to Avignon Airport AVN by Business Car: $102
  • Arrival Priate Transfer Avignon Airport AVN to Avignon City by Luxury Van: $148
  • Departure Private Transfer Avignon City to Avignon Airport AVN by Luxury Van: $148
  • Transfer Avignon Railway station to St Remy: $149
  • Transfer Avignon to Vaison la Romaine and surroundings: $177
  • Arrival Private Transfer Avignon Airport AVN to Avignon City by Luxury Minibus: $182
  • Departure Private Transfer Avignon City to Avignon Airport AVN by Luxury Minibus: $182
  • Private transfert: Marseille Airport Avignon / 7/7 / 24H: $202
  • Private Transfer from Avignon to Marseille Airport: $269
  • Transfert Marseille Airport - Avignon or Avignon - MRS airport: $286

Is it cheaper to fly into Cannes or Avignon?

Prices for flights to both Avignon and Cannes change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cannes 36
    Avignon 27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cannes

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cannes.

  • Summer Fireworks and Dinner Catamaran Cruise from Cannes: $135
  • Small-Group Evening Tour and Dinner in Monte Carlo from Cannes: $223
  • Unforgettable night photos of the French Riviera and dinner in Monaco: $622

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cannes 24
    Avignon 12

Tours and Activities in Cannes

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cannes are as follows:

  • 4-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Nice from Cannes: $547
  • All French Riviera For One Day Sightseeing Tours From Cannes: $1,011
  • Antibes, St. Paul-de-Vence, St. Jeannet, and Gourdon Private Tour from Cannes: $675
  • Best of Riviera Tour: Coastal Day trip from Antibes (Nice, Monaco, Cannes): $747
  • Cannes 2.5-Hour E-bike Tour: $67
  • Cannes Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $43
  • Cannes Private Walking Tour: $338
  • Cannes Private Walking tour: $214
  • Cannes Shore Excursion: French Riviera Private Tour of Nice - Eze - Monaco - Monte Carlo: $827
  • Cannes Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Tour to Saint-Paul de Vence, Cannes and Nice: $658
  • Cannes Shore Excursion: Private Luxury Motorboat Cruise with Personal Skipper: $2,009
  • Cannes Shore Excursion: Private Tour of the French Riviera: $783

Tours and Activities in Avignon

For Avignon, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Avignon Walking Tour including Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Pope's Palace: $70
  • Lavender Beauty Small Group Half Day Tour from Avignon: $81
  • From Half-Day Great Vineyards Tour: $85
  • Arles and Camargue Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Avignon: $87
  • Nimes, Uzes & Pont du Gard Small Group Half-Day Tour from Avignon: $87
  • Luberon, Roussillon & Gordes Half-Day Tour from Avignon: $87
  • Half-Day Van Gogh Tour of Provence from Avignon: $87
  • Half Day Hilltop Villages of Luberon Tour from Avignon: $87
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Small-Group Wine Day Tour from Avignon: $89
  • Half Day Great Vineyard Tour from Avignon: $93
  • Provence Cru Wine Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Avignon: $93
  • Half Day Pont-du-Gard, Uzès, Nîmes Tour from Avignon: $100

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cannes 14
    Avignon 13

Sample the Local Flavors in Cannes

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Cannes:

  • Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting: $132
  • Provence Wine Tour - Private Day Tour from Cannes: $342
  • Private Day Trip: Wine Tasting Tour Including Pinic Lunch From Cannes: $559
  • 5-Hour Private Cannes Shore Excursion: Eze, Nice, Wine Tasting: $658

Sample the Local Flavors in Avignon

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Avignon:

  • Avignon 3-Hour Walking Tour & Wine Tasting: $62
  • From Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tour: $79
  • Half-Day Provence Pont du Gard and Wine Tasting Tour from Avignon: $87
  • Rhone Valley Wine Tour with Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Tavel from Avignon: $89
  • History, Chocolate and Wine Tour of Provence from Avignon: $162
  • Marseille Shore Excursion : Avignon & Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tour: $179
  • Full Day Pont du Gard, Orange theatre, Wine Tasting including lunch from Avignon: $212
  • Private Rhone Valley Wine Tour from Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Tavel: $265
  • Private Full Day Cotes du Rhone Wine Tour with Tasting from Avignon: $472
  • Private Full-Day Tour of Cotes du Rhone with Wine Tasting from Avignon: $485
  • From Avignon : Wine tasting with a winemaker: $610
  • Small-Group Full-Day Private Wine Tour from Avignon: $693


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cannes and Avignon, we can see that Avignon is more expensive. And not only is Cannes much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cannes would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cannes and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Avignon would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Avignon than you might in Cannes.


When is the best time to visit Cannes or Avignon?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cannes or Avignon in the Summer?

Both Avignon and Cannes during the summer are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Cannes in the summer for the beaches, snorkeling, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

Cannes is around the same temperature as Avignon in the summer. The temperature in Cannes is usually 23°C (73°F) in July, and Avignon stays around 24°C (75°F).

Cannes usually gets less rain in July than Avignon. Cannes gets 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Avignon receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cannes 23°C (73°F) 
    Avignon 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Cannes or Avignon in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cannes and Avignon. Most visitors come to Cannes for the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In the autumn, Cannes is around the same temperature as Avignon. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Cannes in October are around 17°C (63°F), and Avignon is about 16°C (61°F).

Avignon receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Cannes gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In October, Cannes usually receives less rain than Avignon. At this time of the year, Cannes gets 108 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Avignon receives 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cannes 17°C (63°F) 
    Avignon 16°C (61°F)

Should I visit Cannes or Avignon in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cannes as well as Avignon. The winter months attract visitors to Cannes because of the shopping scene and the cuisine.

In January, Cannes is generally a little warmer than Avignon. Temperatures in Cannes average around 9°C (48°F), and Avignon stays around 7°C (44°F).

Cannes usually gets more rain in January than Avignon. Cannes gets 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Avignon receives 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cannes 9°C (48°F) 
    Avignon 7°C (44°F)

Should I visit Cannes or Avignon in the Spring?

Both Avignon and Cannes are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Cannes this time of year.

Cannes is around the same temperature as Avignon in the spring. The temperature in Cannes is usually 13°C (56°F) in April, and Avignon stays around 13°C (56°F).

In April, Cannes usually receives more rain than Avignon. At this time of the year, Cannes gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Avignon receives 57 mm (2.2 in) of rain.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cannes 13°C (56°F) 
    Avignon 13°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Avignon and Cannes

Cannes Avignon
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 9°C (48°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 7°C (44°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Feb 9°C (49°F) 76 mm (3 in) 8°C (46°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Mar 11°C (51°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 10°C (50°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Apr 13°C (56°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 13°C (56°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
May 16°C (62°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 60 mm (2.3 in)
Jun 20°C (68°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 21°C (69°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 24°C (75°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 23°C (74°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 21°C (69°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 20°C (69°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Oct 17°C (63°F) 108 mm (4.3 in) 16°C (61°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)
Nov 12°C (54°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Dec 10°C (49°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 7°C (45°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)


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