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day-trip to Pont du Gard+Avignon from Montpellier sans car?

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day-trip to Pont du Gard+Avignon from Montpellier sans car?

My partner and I have booked a first rate guesthouse in Montpellier for 4 days, but we want to see Pont du Gard and Avignon while we are in the area. We prefer not to drive. Is there a way to see both the Pont and the Papal Palace in a single day without renting a car? The train can take us to Avignon but not to the Pont.

I would book a tour, but the excursions out of Montpellier with guide Sabine Affre, seem to be very expensive. And Viatour, although showing many inexpensive tour options out of Avignon, shows nothing for Montpellier.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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1. Re: day-trip to Pont du Gard+Avignon from Montpellier sans car?

This is a very common question - normally from Nimes.

The answer is that you could go train to Avignon - bus to PdG - bus to Avignon or Nimes. Or in reverse order. The bus services can be limited, particularly during school holidays meaning a very early start and late finish.

Previous notes -

http://www.tripadvisor.com/SearchForums?ff=849&geo=187149&scope=2&q=pont+du+gard&x=17&y=8&s=D

Unfortunately, the romans didn't build these aqueducts next to the airports, railway stations or autoroutes !

If you have a driving license and start early you can cover Uzes - PdG - Avignon - Nimes in a long day.

Peter

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2. Re: day-trip to Pont du Gard+Avignon from Montpellier sans car?

When are planning coming to the area? This info can make a lot of difference, as buses are often not running in main holiday times - they are put on mainly for schools and colleges.

3. Re: day-trip to Pont du Gard+Avignon from Montpellier sans car?

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