Currency: Euro (€) - £1 = €1.13. Time zone: GMT+1hr. The flight: Several airlines fly from Manchester to Marseille from £60 return, where the train runs to Avignon TGV railway station in the city centre from €10. Flight duration: 2hrs 20mins, train 33mins. Best time to visit: Fom June to August temperatures range from mid-teens to high 20s and there is little rainfall, however the city can get very busy and prices for airfares and accommodation are high. In spring there can be a bit of rain, but temperatures are still pleasant and prices reasonable. Visas, injections and precautions: None.