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Chapel of the 13th century converted into a place of outstanding residential

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3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Location: The Saint Antoine Chapel is located behind Avenue de la Republique, central axis of Avignon. You have the advantage of being close to the shops without the noise of traffic. From the rosette of the loft of the Chapel, side kitchen, the sight is cleared on "his big sister", the Church Saint Didier, built at the same time. His bells sound a lovely melody three times a day, the same ritual for centuries. History of this unusual building: This church built for the order of the Antonines served as a refuge to Benoit XIII who was the last pope of Avignon. It was desecrated to the French revolution and in 1970 became an Institute of American Universities. Purchased in 2013 by individuals, 3 years of work has transformed into a beautiful house with several housing including a c...Location: The Saint Antoine Chapel is located behind Avenue de la Republique, central axis of Avignon. You have the advantage of being close to the shops without the noise of traffic. From the rosette of the loft of the Chapel, side kitchen, the sight is cleared on "his big sister", the Church Saint Didier, built at the same time. His bells sound a lovely melody three times a day, the same ritual for centuries. History of this unusual building: This church built for the order of the Antonines served as a refuge to Benoit XIII who was the last pope of Avignon. It was desecrated to the French revolution and in 1970 became an Institute of American Universities. Purchased in 2013 by individuals, 3 years of work has transformed into a beautiful house with several housing including a conference room for 50 people and a spectacular loft. Configuration and equipment of the building: The rooms are articulated around a large stairwell which ends with the loft 7 m high under the frame, restored in the 17th century. The living room is about 120 m2 with a tuned quarterback piano, library, sound system, air conditioning. A master bedroom in the former apse of the church (semi-stone sphere) with a king-size bed 180x200cm, air conditioning, satellite TV. A bathroom with bath, stone shower, separate toilet. The second bedroom is 11 m2 with two single beds 80x200cm. On the mezzanine of the loft, a large open kitchen with a beautiful church window, old rose window (piano gas kitchen, oven, dishwasher). Back kitchen: fridge cabinet with freezer. Large table and chairs for 8 people, sofas. The third bedroom with a double bed is on the 1st floor, its shower room with separate WC is on the ground floor. The fourth and fifth bedroom are ensuite, each with a single bed 90x200 and a bunk bed 140x190. There is a shower room with WC on the same floor. Broadband Internet thanks to fiber optics.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Showers, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Marianne S
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2017
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Reviewed August 31, 2019

It is an excellent place, indeed. Plenty of room. Confortable. High level for a reasonable price. Marianne gave us an interesting explanation about the chapel history with plenty of information about places to visit. We strongly recommend it for families.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank IGNASI G
Reviewed June 5, 2019

This accommodation is truly one of a kind. Although it is a 13th century church it is now a 21st century home with all of the modern amenities. Perfectly located in the centre of town so easy access to all of the sites. I can’t...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank MFK4
Roam728795, VR Owner at Chapelle du 13eme siecle transformee en un lieu d'habitation exceptionnel, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2019

Thank you for your great recommdation. It would be a nice surprise to welcome you again.

Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

Photos cannot adequately represent this property. It is a truly amazing transformation of an ancient chapel to an incredible home. You are surrounded by history while living in luxury. Marianne is a gracious host who obviously thrives on creating a space for guests who are...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank bill H
Reviewed April 27, 2019

The fatigue and stress of our 20 hour door-to-door journey to Avignon vanished upon our arrival at this beautiful loft apartment. The main living area is probably about 1,500 sq. ft with very high wood beamed, vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom is large with lots...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank hanleydouglas
Roam728795, VR Owner at Chapelle du 13eme siecle transformee en un lieu d'habitation exceptionnel, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Thank you Doug for your recommandation. Happy to know you enjoyed your stay

Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Lots of great reviews. Lots of reviews stating that words can’t do the property justice. Yes and yes!! We LOVED staying here. Marianne was a wonderful host and her home was incredible. I was celebrating my 60th birthday in France with 3 adult children. We...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

There have been many fine reviews written about this superbly renovated 13th century chapel. It deserves every one of them and more. If u are fortunate enough to spend time living and cooking in this apartment u will likely not want to leave. We spent...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Roam728795, VR Owner at Chapelle du 13eme siecle transformee en un lieu d'habitation exceptionnel, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

Milles merci to both of you, Thank you for this superbe recommandation. “Next time” you will come, there will be a terrace on the top of the Masterbedroom ... Your new friend Marianne

Reviewed October 20, 2018

The apartment is not really an apartment, it is a whole building. It it is well located in the pedestrian zone with plenty of restaurants and cafes in the area. We could walk to everything. The apartment is beautifully decorated and has everything you could...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank jmcdou
Roam728795, VR Owner at Chapelle du 13eme siecle transformee en un lieu d'habitation exceptionnel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Thank you very much, it was a pleasure to welcome you ! You had bad luck with the weather, but still happy holidays in Avignon.

Reviewed September 3, 2018

We loved staying in this 13th century chapel in the walled town of Avignon. We felt like royalty. The renovation has been done very sympathetically, bringing all modern conveniences, including a superb kitchen and air-conditioning, to this heritage stone building. It was central to everything,...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank JamesJ6412018
Management response:Responded September 4, 2018

Milles merci James, I am happy to know that you felt comfortable in winter, spring and summer - the heating and cooling of this huge volume seems to work not only for me. I will continue renting the Chapelle for 3 years more, for sure,...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

What a wonderful place. Even the photos do not show the magnificence of the Chapelle. Highly recommended, Marianne was so very helpful. Will definitely return next time in Avignon

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank JohnPerryvintage
Management response:Responded August 23, 2018

Thank you John, I am happy to know that you and our family enjoyed the place. I will built the terrace this fall and invite you for glass of chilled rosé on the roof « next time ».

Reviewed December 31, 2017

We knew we had booked something unique, but this place blew our expectations away. First, it's huge! We could have brought 50 our friends and still had room to spare. The upstairs great room complete with sofas, a piano, ipod sound system, and cathedral ceilings...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Cable/satellite TV
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Towels Provided
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About the neighborhood
The main attraction is the Palais des Papes and the Pont d'Avignon. It takes about 3 days to visit the city on foot including museums and the most interesting monuments. If you want to expand your radius discovery 20 km, you can visit by regional train or bus: ISLE-SUR-SORGUE with its flea market and antique shops, Arles and its arena, SAINT REMY and Roman archaeological sites . By car: the regional park of the Luberon, the Alpilles and the pond GARD
Getting around
To discover the island of Barthelasse and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, you can rent one of 200 free bikes Vélopop called 'stationed at strategic places (Hotel de Ville, Place Pie, there are 19 stations). Price: 2 € the first hour, each additional 1/2 hour 0.50 cents. Just a credit card (VISA) and a mobile phone to receive the 8-digit code to unlock the bike from his home. Otherwise there are electric bike rental with or without a tour guide.
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