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Spacious, tranquil apartment with delightful terrace located a stone's throw from the Pope's Palace in Avignon – Home 44322 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Spacious, tranquil apartment with delightful terrace located a stone's throw from the Pope's Palace in Avignon – Home 44322

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  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

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

Description from owner

Description

In a beautiful mellow stone building, just 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 apartment is situated on the first floor on the far side of the building and away from the main entrance. Rue de la Balance has very restricted vehicle access but underground parking is available a street away at the Pope's Palace. The best of all worlds - 'plein centre - au calme' Right in the centre but quiet!

The famous Pont d'Avignon is only 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

In a beautiful mellow stone building, just 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 apartment is situated on the first floor on the far side of the building and away from the main entrance. Rue de la Balance has very restricted vehicle access but underground parking is available a street away at the Pope's Palace. The best of all worlds - 'plein centre - au calme' Right in the centre but quiet!

The famous Pont d'Avignon is only 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!

Further details

Rentals usually run from Saturday to Saturday although we try to be flexible and also offer short breaks (minimum 3 nights). 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.

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.

Location description from owner

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 wild horses and flamingos of 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, Tave,l all in and around the Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Ventoux region.

Avignon

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 itself is Villeneuve lez Avignon, the town of Cardinals - the 12th century tower, Fort St Andre and the Chartreuse are all well worth visiting. Tours can be arranged by the tourist information offices.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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About the owner

Chantal O
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated::
20 Mar 2017
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Dec 2007. Located in Vaucluse, it has 23 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £540 to £931.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Mar 2017.

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“It's perfect”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2016

It's a comfortable, charming, and very French appartment in an old building very centrally placed. Its as good as the best reviews and the pictures don't really do it justice. Yes the kitchen could be bigger (it has a new oven - not that we used it - too busy out and about) and it could be more luxourious but then it might lose its lovely character. The best part for us was the fantastic patio -perfect. Even if you're here in the winter the sitting room has a double aspect and is very pleasant. If I could make one suggestion that would be a headboard for the bed. Recommended.

Owner's reply: We're delighted you enjoyed your stay in the apartment - and thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you again!

“Home from home in Avignon”

Reviewed 23 Jan 2013

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.

“A lovely apartment”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2012

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.

“Lovely apartment!”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2012

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.

“Beyond our expectations.”

Reviewed 24 Oct 2012

Spacious, comfortable, great location, safe, and the terrace, what a gem! This was a 50th wedding anniversary trip and the first time we stayed any one place for 5 weeks. We referred to it as home and hated to leave. Shopping for food at the local fresh market and eating on the private terrace was better than the nearby one star restaurant and about 1/5 the price. We are cyclists and used the bus/train (5 min away) to transport ourselves to nearby villages to bike around the area. We were afraid that being so close to the Palais du'Papes we would not have privacy. Just the opposite. The inner courtyard shielded us from all the noise except for the church bells. We are already planning our return trip!

“Thank you for the wonderful time we had”

Reviewed 3 Jul 2012

We've spent a week in the apartment this June (2012). This is the best place we've been. We had everything - perfect kitchen, comfortable bedroom with big bath, wonderful sitting room with balcony looking to a fantastic yard. We used the parking place underneath the Palais des Papes iust several minits from the apartment. Claire, Martine and Chantal were extrodinary kind, correct and helpful. Than you very much for the wonderful time we had.

“a beautiful, elegant apartment in an amazing location”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2012

We loved staying in this elegant, beautiful apartment, furnished with attractive antiques. It had everything we wanted--a well designed kitchen, TV with lots of English language channels, access to WI-FI. But mostly we enjoyed the outdoor terrace. I cried a little when we had to leave. The location was incredible--right behind the Pope's Palace and so close to Place L'Horloge with its cafes and excitement. We could walk to every place, including the train station.

“Comfort in ideal location”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2012

The apartment was ideal for us as we stayed for a month and wanted a home-from-home in a typically French setting. Chantal and Martine were helpful and Claire was very friendly and efficient. We especially enjoyed the terrace and the opportunity it gave us for some outdoor living.

“One of the best apartments we have holidayed in.”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2011

Arrived late morning on the Saturday, took over the apartment and it was spotlessly clean, Clare was very welcoming. There is nothing I would change regarding the apartment, it is in the best location for restaurants and shops and the Pope's Palace and full of character. We felt at home from the moment we arrived. My only grumble, and it is a small one, is that the Supermarket was a good 10 minute walk away and as we didn't hire a car it seemed a fair distance to carry heavy bags. Les Halles indoor market is well worth a visit. I would recommend this apartment to anyone. A memorable holiday.

“Great location yet tranquil and relaxing”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2011

This is a very light and spacious appartment with the added bonus of a terrace. Clean and comfortable, the ideal base to explore Avignon and beyond. Tres bon.

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