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Le Clos du Rempart
35 - 37 rue Cremade, 84000 Avignon, France   |  
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Ranked #5 of 51 Avignon B&B and Inns
Shanghai, China
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“What a great memory!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

I'm sitting here writing this on the last day of my 4- day stay here. The first sentence shall be: thank you Mme Assad, you make everything so great and I do appreciate this wonderful stay!

The saphir room we have is outstanding, extremely comfortable bed and pillows, so big bath room and garden with great ambience. I could see Mme Assad has put many attention everywhere in this house. Every morning, I enjoy my gorgeous breakfast and could have a pleasant talk with Mme Assad, she recommended and helped us to book restaurants, provide tourist map and suggested us visiting routes, can't be more!

More over with pleasure, I also met her son and adorable grand daughter, very nice and kind person :)

The location of the house is right in downtown with easy connection to all sites by foot, while extremely quite and I'm sure the good sleep is important to every one. It takes 15mins by taxi from Avignon TGV, cost around 20€ with our luggage, very convenient.

Avignon is a pretty town, the sky is amazing and people we met all of them are friendly. I do enjoy my stay here and would like to recommend to everyone.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

153 "Excellent" reviews and 3 "Terrible" ones. Interesting. Based on our experience at this this past June, make that 154 "Excellent" ones for this lovely B&B.

As said by so many who've visited Le Clos du Rempart, reason #1 for rating this place so highly is Mme. Assad herself. She is a lovely person and a very gracious hostess. One thing that sets her apart from so many other innkeepers we've met is that she treats you like a guest in her HOME, not just her INN. As she herself said early in our stay, "This is not a hotel!" Exactly! Those who have complained about her being like a schoolmarm etc. have, we think, come with the wrong attitude. Relax and enjoy, people.

Our room was gorgeous, as was the courtyard. We loved being able to take breakfast there, sharing conversation with other guests and Mme. Assad herself. Her English is (nearly) flawless and she tolerated our somewhat-better-than-tourist French with good humor.

The location is terrific - a quiet street, with everything in old Avignon within easy walking distance. The restaurants we visited were lovely and our second dinner was especially memorable. Knowing we're vegetarians, Mme. Assad called up L'Essential, one of her favorite places, and asked them to prepare a meal for us. The food was exquisite!

Thank you, Mme. Assad for providing this lovely oasis for weary travelers from America's Left Coast!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We stayed at Le Clos du Rampart the first week in July and this was, by far, our favorite apartment during our month abroad. We are a family of four, with 2 adults and 2 teenagers, and the apartment was a perfect set-up. Our 2 bedroom apartment was very spacious so we never felt on top of each other. Aida was very helpful and answered all of our questions when asked. We did not have the breakfast included in our stay but found great cafes close by. My husband & I would go out in the morning to pick-up some breakfast while our teenagers slept in. We found the apartment & Avignon a very relaxing place to be! I would highly recommend this apartment for families traveling in Provence.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

There are many wonderful things about this delightful B&B,but best of all is Mme. Assad. It's her pleasure to go out of her way to make your stay great. She is charming and speaks several languages fluently. Our room was huge and beautiful and overlooked the garden courtyard. Delish breakfasts include fresh fruit and croissants. Note that you need to pay in cash. It's on a super narrow side street so best to have your car or taxi leave you at the corner. This quiet oasis in a busy city felt like Paradise.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Aida is a wonderful host and we could not have hoped for a nicer stay in Avignon. To sit in her garden and chat with her whilst she served her lovely, simple breakfasts to us was an absolute pleasure and we are pleased we didn't head to a more 'corporate' style hotel.

This places makes you feel like a local and I can't offer higher praise than that.

Aida's restaurant recommendations were spot-on too and she helped us a great deal with the logistics of moving on to Orange and Lyon on our trip.

We will return.

Room Tip: Just ask Aida to see each of the rooms - we stayed in two of them and loved both.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

In June we were guests at Aida Assad's B&B in Avignon. The accommodations were excellent; the breakfasts were wonderful and we can't say enough positive things about the hostess. She made us feel very comfortable in her beautiful home and jumped to our rescue when we needed help after discovering we had left our passports in our previous hotel in Paris. We truly enjoyed our stay with Aida and missed our "new best friend," when it came time to leave.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

My wife and I stayed with Aida in her beautiful home in Avignon.
This was our first visit to Avignon and Aida made us really welcome
The home was a mixture of a french villa and a Marakesh Riyadh.
The house is very beautifully decorated and it has a gorgeous garden. The house is in the old part of the city and is ideally located. Aida took a real interest in our holiday and advised us on must sees. We took the opportunity to relax in this lovely retreat.

The breakfast prepared by Aida was lovely and we wil return.
Aida also has an appartment to let. We may try this.

One definite thing is we will return

Well done Aida.

Joe and Sandy

Room Tip: Overlooking the garden
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 35 - 37 rue Cremade, 84000 Avignon, France
Location: France > Provence > Vaucluse > Avignon
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Ranked #5 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Avignon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Clos du Rempart is located inside the city walls of Avignon old town, few minutes walking from the Popes' Palace and the famous Pont d'Avignon. Around its pretty patio, 2 comfortable guest rooms with A/C and private bath, each in a particular style. A flat/self catering apartment is also available for vacation rental in Provence. ... more   less 
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