Avignon - France-day 2B
The city of Avignon is in the vicinity of Orange (north), NÃ®mes, Montpellier (south-west), Arles (to the south), Salon-de-Provence, and Marseille (south-east). Directly contiguous to the east and north are the communes of Caumont-sur-Durance, MoriÃ¨res-lÃ¨s-Avignon, Le Pontet, and Sorgues. Avignon is on the left bank of the RhÃ´ne river, a few kilometres above its confluence with the Durance, about 580 km (360 mi) south-east of Paris, 229 km (142 mi) south of Lyon and 85 km (53 mi) north-north-west of Marseille. On the west it shares a border with the department of Gard and the communes of Villeneuve-lÃ¨s-Avignon and Les Angles and to the south it borders the department of Bouches-du-RhÃ´ne and the communes of Barbentane, Rognonas, ChÃ¢teaurenard, and Noves.