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Visiting solo in late April

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Visiting solo in late April


I am visiting Avignon for 4 days at the end of April. I have read in a 10 year old guide book it is quite unsafe, I am on my own so would be keen to hear honest opinions (I am from London so used to city life).

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1. Re: Visiting solo in late April

In the areas that tourists frequent, Nice is very safe. Get yourself an updated gudebook! :-)

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2. Re: Visiting solo in late April

Its quite safe on the whole. I have spent several month long vacations with my Wife, daughter and on occasion my parents and I have never had a worry.

Its a tremendous town, have a wonderful time!



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3. Re: Visiting solo in late April

What was the name of the guide book? I've lived here for 13 years and Avignon has always been considered safe, with the exception of a couple of small pocket areas you'd never likely find yourself.

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4. Re: Visiting solo in late April

I lived in London for 36 years, and I moved to France seven years ago. I don't know about Avignon, but I live in a smallish village in the Aude, and I never feel to be in any danger at all. As others have said, it's best to get an up-to-date guide book (that's a good idea anyway - things change).

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Thank you all, I appreciate your advice and will update my guidebook! I look forward to my visit and lots of wandering.

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6. Re: Visiting solo in late April

Just to add my thoughts to those of everyone else; in years of many, many visits to Avignon I have never ever felt unsafe on my own in Avignon at any time of day or night.

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I'll be honest, I used to have reservations about Avignon. However the better I got to know it, the better I liked it. Now I am quite happy to wander around the city on my own after dark. Never had any problems.

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8. Re: Visiting solo in late April

I have never felt unsafe in any of my trips to Avignon. Although I have never walked the streets at night alone I would not have a problem doing this as I have done so during the day and never felt threatened. Go and enjoy.

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