My husband and I stayed here for one night. We were actually looking to stay at another B&B in Avignon but this one won out for the novelty of staying aboard a houseboat. At first, we were a bit confused about the location, but it was acutally no big deal. It is located just outside of the main city area, about a five minute drive over the bridge with no issues finding parking. We were also able to walk into the main city area (about 10-15 minute walk).
We stayed in the TinTin room which was a decent size (for a boat anyway lol). The room was clean and tidy and the bathroom, although small (what do you expect?) was clean and perfectly functional. My issue with the place was that it was still warm out when we stayed and the room got very warm at night. Would have loved to crack the window, but there was no screen over the window and it was buggy where the boat is docked. Mosquitos love me :( so cracking the window was not an option and made for a very uncomfortable sleep. This may not be a problem for most other folks though.
The host was very nice and hospitable and I loved his first mate (Sinbad the cat) who was also there to greet us when we first arrived. Sinbad was really nice (helped alleviate missing my own cats at home) to me but he hissed at another lady which made me chuckle. Sitting out on the deck and having breakfast in the morning was nice as the view is really lovely. Laurent also was able to recommend a few places to eat. We ended up going to the tapas place which we really enjoyed. All in all, decent experience and would recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 10 minute walk from downtown Avignon, on the edge of the Rhône, the 38 meters long barge welcomes you with a green gardin atmosphere on one side and incredible view overlooking the Palace of the Popes and the medieval ramparts. Parking within 20 metres of the barge. On board, rocked sometimes by the soft waves of passing boats along the Rhone, you can take advantage of the terrace to have a bite to eat, relax or take a nap, all within close proximity to the historic heart of Avignon. Piot and Barthelasse islands are classified as protected natural sites playing host to hundreds of species of faune, ideal for a hike or a bike ride. ... more less