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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Rue Balance

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Private terrace

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

In a beautiful mellow stone building, only a stone's throw from the Pope's Palace, this spacious apartment is a tranquil haven from the hustle and bustle of Avignon's historic streets. The famous Pont d'Avignon is just minutes away as are the museums, galleries, opera house, restaurants, bars, and shops - so everything is right on your doorstep - perfect for a city break or as a base for touring 'la belle Provence'.

The bed is made, there are fresh flowers in the vase - plenty of guidebooks, a selection of music and a complementary bottle of wine so that your holiday can start the moment you arrive. The large terrace is furnished with table, chairs and parasol - perfect for sunny breakfasts and warm evenings.You can almost feel the history seeping from the ancient stone buildings!

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Saintes Maries de la Mer 45 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Avignon, Nearest railway: Avignon
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Further details indoors

The light and airy apartment has lovely tall rooms with elegant windows overlooking the private terrace and the courtyard gardens of the18th century mansions. The entrance hall leads to a separate kitchen and the spacious double aspect living room. Also overlooking the terrace is the comfortable bedroom with a kingsize double bed which can be separated into a pair of twin beds if you prefer. There's a separate w.c. and a large bathroom with full sized bath and over bath shower. With antique armoires and plenty of storage it's somewhere you can really relax.

Further details

Rentals run from Saturday to Saturday although we try to be flexible - easier during off-peak seasons. The price is fully inclusive - there are no hidden extras. For stays of longer than a week there will be a change of linen/towels and some cleaning provided. Additional cleaning can be arranged.

About this location

The Provence region

Apart from all the treasures of Avignon there's so much to see in the area - Roman amphitheatres in Orange, Vaison la Romaine, Nimes and Arles: the aquaduct at Pont du Gard, Aix en Provence, the lavender fields, the ochres of Roussillon, the Carmargue, medieval hilltop villages, abbeys bustling markets, glorious food and delicious wines from villages whose names are so familiar: Gigondas, Beaumes de Venise, Chateauneuf du Pape, Tavel all in and around the Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Ventoux region.


The city walls of almost 5 kms surround a wealth of monuments and historic buildings: The Pope's Palace, with walls 4 metres thick and up to 50 metres high, The 12th century Cathedral of Notre-Dame, The Pont Saint Benezet, well known from the old nursery song 'Sur le pont'. the Musee Calvet housing antiques, sculptures and a wonderful collection of paintings.

The famous Avignon Festival takes place throughout July each year.

For a relaxing day out, including lunch on board, take a river boat down the Rhone to visit Arles.

On the right bank of the Rhone and with great views to Avignon is Villeneuve lez Avignon, the town of Cardinals - the 12th century tower, Fort St Andre and the Chartreuse are all very well worth visiting. Tours can be arranged by the tourist information offices

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Review 1-10 of 16

2 Nov 2014


"highly recommended"

The apartment is really special, huge with tall ceilings/windows. Chantel and Claire were both a pleasure to work with. We fell into a pattern of shopping at the market in the morning, taking a day … More

8 Oct 2014


"This apartment was in perfect position , roomy, clean and so old French!"

We stayed 2 weeks - and cleaning lady ,Claire came in and changed linen etc after a week .- The management Chantal was quick and easy to contact by email and to book and pay - We loved the positio… More

30 Sep 2014


"Excellent location"

Lovely apartment just minutes away from the Pope's Palace and the famous bridge. Good restaurants close by and the whole Old Town in walking distance.… More

15 Sep 2014


"Superb location, friendly and helpful admin"

We booked this apartment on the basis of TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed.The location is, as others have said, ideal. We visited the Papal Palace, Rocher des Doms & Villeneuve-les-Avigno… More

25 Jun 2014


"Spacious, convenient, quiet, a great value with great parking and wifi"

The pictures do not do this apartment justice. It's very charming and spacious, and has everything you need for a short or long stay. A short walk to everything in Avignon that you want to see … More

16 Oct 2013


"Excellent apartment with wonderful position"

I would highly recommend this lovely apartment. It was very good quality, spacious, very comfortable, well appointed and in a wonderful position just a few minutes walk from Papal Palace, Main street … More

12 Sep 2013


"Ideal Apartment"

Loved Avignon as a holiday destination and the apartment was perfect for our needs: We had a warm welcome, it was spacious and comfortable, just round the corner from the tourist attractions and withi… More

23 Jan 2013


"Home from home in Avignon"

We had a most enjoyable stay in the apartment in rue Balance in Avignon.

We had a warm welcome and we were shown around to make sure we knew where everything was in the apartment. The welcome tray of wine and chocolates was much appreciated!

The apartment was very homely, spacious and well-equipped. It's location couldn't have been better, so close to the Palais des Papes, the Pont and Place de l'Horloge.

Even though it was December, we enjoyed sitting out on the terrace!

The owners had left us a helpful list of recommendations for local restaurants.

We hope that we'll be able to stay in this apartment once again.

6 Nov 2012


"A lovely apartment"

A delightful, elegant apartment, comfortable and well furnished. Its location is perfect, very central and within walking distance of the station yet its setting in a charming peaceful courtyard makes it feel secluded and private. All arrangements for booking the property and arriving worked very well. We certainly hope to return.

4 Nov 2012


"Lovely apartment!"

We had a lovely stay at this beautiful apartment in Avignon. The keyholder was at the door to meet us as our taxi drew up, and gave us a wonderfully warm welcome. The apartment is gorgeous – architecturally, and in terms of its decor – and has one of the prettiest bathrooms I've seen – not sleek modern styling, but individual and very pretty – perfect style for us. It was warm and clean and had constant hot water. In spite of the changeable weather (last week in October) we managed a glass of wine on the terrace, and loved every minute.

The apartment is in an elegant 18th Century building in the centre of the old city – a two-minute stroll to the Pope's Palace and the Place de l'Horloge with its cafes and shops – it couldn't be more convenient.

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  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:11 Feb 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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