Avignon Weather October Averages, France
Just 50 miles from the stunning Mediterranean coastline lies Avignon, France. The ancient city has the best of both worlds, being far enough away from the bustling beach resorts that it can offer a more peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, while still enjoying the wonderful Mediterranean climate, known for its warm and dry summers and pleasant winters.
Although October is generally thought of as the gateway to winter in Britain, with dark nights and chilly weather, it's actually remarkably nice in Avignon at this time of year temperature wise. Temperatures still reach highs of 20 degrees Celsius, while lows hover around the 9 degree mark. One downside of October is that it's Avignon's wettest month, but with 84 mm on average it rarely presents a problem.
If the rains do pour, head inside at Hammam Chiffa. This spa houses traditional Turkish baths kept at a steady temperature of 55 degrees Celsius in an effort to open pores and cleanse the skin. Treatments include chocolate and ginger body wraps, massages, exfoliating scrubs and oriental style manicures.
Show off your skin with an evening meal at Chez Lulu. This cafe style eatery is typically European, with continental style outdoor seating perfect for enjoying the lingering late summer heats. The cuisine is decidedly Mediterranean, with many ingredients sourced locally from Avignon's street markets.
One of the best value hotels in central Avignon is the Ibis Budget Avignon Centre, which offers rooms from £29 per night. Recently transformed into the famous chain from a different brand, this hotel now features all the modern conveniences typical to an Ibis hotel. The hotel is located just a 10 minute walk from the main tourist attractions and rooms include en suite bathrooms and flat screen TVs and can sleep up three guests.