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

Should you visit Cannes or Avignon?

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.

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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Cannes and Avignon in more detail.



Accommodation

Cannes's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €120. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €60.

For a normal double-occupancy room in Avignon, €1,036 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Avignon, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €518, such as in a hostel.


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

Food

On average, meal and food prices in Cannes cost around €36 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €14.

The price of a meal in Avignon can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €27 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €11 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.


  • 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
  • From Evening Tour & Dinner in Monte Carlo: $217
  • Small-Group Evening Tour and Dinner in Monte Carlo from Cannes: $223
  • Unforgettable night photos of the French Riviera and dinner in Monaco: $622

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €13 per day to get around in Cannes.

Avignon's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €17 per person, per day on transportation in Avignon.


  • 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
  • Saint Tropez Round-Trip Boat Transfer from Cannes: $70
  • 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 to Saint Tropez 2,5 hours return transfer by boat: $92

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
  • Transfer from Avignon TGV Station to Your Hotel: $62
  • 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

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.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €24 per person, per day in Cannes. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Avignon can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €12 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.


  • 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
  • A Day in Monaco & Eze: Full-Day Guided Tour: $98
  • 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 Hours Vespa Tour: $61
  • Cannes 2-Hour Segway Tour: $62
  • Cannes 2.5-Hour E-bike Tour: $73
  • 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

Tours and Activities in Avignon

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

  • Sunset Walking Tour: $11
  • Palace of the Popes and Avignon Bridge Combined Ticket: $18
  • 1-Hour Segway Tour: $37
  • Guided Night Canoe Tour to Pont du Gard: $43
  • Guided E-Bike Tour in Provence: $62
  • Luberon Valley Lavender Road Half-Day Tour: $68
  • From Half-Day Afternoon Lavender Tour: $68
  • From Half-Day Morning Lavender Tour: $68
  • Avignon Walking Tour including Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Pope's Palace: $70
  • 5-Hour Stone Monuments of Provence Tour: $74
  • Lavender Beauty Small Group Half Day Tour from Avignon: $81
  • Côtes du Rhône Great Vineyards Day Tour from Avignon: $87

Alcohol

The average person spends about €14 on alcoholic beverages in Cannes per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

Typically, people visiting Avignon spend on average €13 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.


  • 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:

  • Half and Full-Day Provencal Wine Tours: $74
  • Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting: $135
  • 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: $68
  • Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tour: $81
  • From Avignon : Culture & Wine Tour in Châteauneuf-du-Pape: $83
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting Initiation Tour: $87
  • 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
  • Rhône Valley Wine Tasting and Education Tour: $143
  • From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tasting: $161
  • 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


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.

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