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Tucked away in the heart of Burgundy, France's famous wine making region, the historic town of Avallon is perennially popular with tourists drawn to its beautiful churches, half-timbered houses and fortress walls dating back to the 11th Century. Good Avallon hotels are easy to find using Hotels.com's expert service. Historic Avallon is full of charming and picturesque family hotels, and all of the accommodation listed on Hotels.com's website has been rated by previous guests who have experienced the facilities first hand. This, combined with the numerous photographs Hotels.com provides of every hotel on its site, means you will know in advance exactly what to expect, and can begin looking forward to a relaxing stay long before leaving home. We even include a local area map, so you can start planning which attractions you'd like to visit in advance.

What's Avallon Like?

Avallon is known for its historic attractions. In the Old Town you'll find picturesque period cottages lining the cobbled streets, as well as the famous Bell Tower, standing at 49 meters high and dating back to 1456. Also included in the Old Town is Saint-Lazare Church, a twelfth century place of pilgrimage where a piece of the skull of Saint Lazarus remains on display. All this is contained within the remnants of the old City walls, ancient fortified ramparts underlining the area's importance as a military stronghold in the middle ages. Accommodation in Avallon is dotted all throughout the town, so you can find Avallon hotels near most of the major attractions, for example, the Capuchin Monastery, whose construction was funded by Pierre Odebert, and Le Musée de l'Avallonnais, a fascinating museum which tells the lively tale of ancient Avallon and its residents.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Avallon

Avallon is a small town, so you won't find much in the way of road traffic - if you want to fit in with the locals, put your walking boots on and enjoy wandering through the town on foot, taking in the historic Avallon sights. Many residents are also fond of hiking; most places to stay in Avallon will be able to provide you with a map detailing the best areas for long and short hikes and nature walks. Many of our fine Avallon hotels have wonderful restaurants with helpful sommeliers who can help you choose the best local Burgundy wine to enhance your meal. Dinner is a main evening event in France, so dress to impress and while the night away in a restaurant.