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!
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||Saintes Maries de la Mer 45 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Avignon, Nearest railway: Avignon|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|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|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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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.
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.
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.
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.