We needed a home base for our explorations of Provence. Having stayed in the insanely busy Marseille last time, we figured we'd take it easy in Avignon. This place was spectacular. First off, the grounds were immaculate. The main building (dating back to the 16th century!) was gorgeous. There wasn't any air conditioning, and in early August, it was very hot to sleep at night, but it was worth it. The owners are like your favorite French Aunt and Uncle that you're going to visit for a few days. They're so nice and sweet. Breakfast on the patio in the morning was always excellent. Our favorite Provencal activity is to buy a picnic dinner at the markets and eat it at our B&B and Domaine De Rhodes provided the PERFECT setting for this. They had a gorgeous pool as well. I wish we stayed longer. On the other hand, Avignon was a filthy city that smelled of urine. I'd never tell anyone to visit Avignon, but if you do, you MUST stay here. It also is not in the city proper, but on an island in the middle of the Rhone. You really felt like you were way out in the country while staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beneath the wall of the city, in the shade of centuries-old plane trees, the 16th century guesthouse is an oasis of peace and greenery. Accomodation : 5 rooms with shower or/and bath, a large living-room with fireplace, piano and library dedicated to guests, a 1 hectare park and a sunny swimming pool,out of sight. The hosts provide lovely generous breakfasts. Situation :on theBarthelasse Island, less than 10 minutes by car from the center city, less than 5 minutes from a free parking. With shuttle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Domaine De Rhodes Hotel Avignon