AvignonThis beautiful artist’s retreat is located in a cul de sac, steps from the center of Avignon and the famous Palais des papes ,delightful vacation apartment is the perfect spot to call home while exploring Avignon and its beautiful environs. The apartment is housed in a 16th century stone building, this former artist studio has been renovated with  modern amenities as well as decorated with Provencal charm. 

This spacious triplex offers comfortable living  and dining spaces where groups can gather together as well as cozy nooks for enjoying quiet time alone, making this vacation  an ideal choice for a group of friends or family traveling together. Four bedrooms equipped with air conditioning and painted in calming sea tones, sleep up to 8 guests with 6 separate beds, all fitted with quality linens.
On the first floor (up one flight of stairs upon entering the property), the inviting living and dining areas provide beautiful and charming settings for lounging and enjoying meals together. One of the more formal spaces features a unique, stone wall and dramatically exposed wood beamed ceiling, together framing a grand fireplace that can be admired from the two comfortable couches or the large dining table that comfortably seats six.

Also on the first floor is a cheerful eat-in-kitchen, complete with its modern appliances, sleek cabinetry, and rustic wooden table, and that is fully equipped with everything needed to prepare full meals or light snacks with fresh finds from the nearby market (just five minutes away). The kitchen flows into a bright and informal sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows and a small balcony with olive trees overlooking the quiet street below. Filled with beautiful plants and interesting books and pieces of art, this delightful space is ideal for enjoying morning coffee, afternoon tea, or a glass of local wine while unwinding in the comfortable armchairs or lounging on the daybed after a long day of sightseeing.

A spiral staircase leads upstairs to the bedrooms and bathrooms on the second and third floors. On the second floor, a master bedroom with a queen-sized bed offers privacy and comfort with its en suite bathroom, equipped with a combination shower and bathtub, toilet, and sink. Also on this floor is the second bedroom – complete with a double bed and its own en suite bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, toilet, and sink – and a third bedroom with a single bed. Across the hall is a bathroom with a walk-in shower and sink, and also a toilet in its own WC.

Following the spiral staircase to the third and top floor leads to the fourth bedroom, a large space with a mansard roof. This room is ideal for children or friends traveling together, with three single mattresses set up directly on the floor, without bed frames or box springs.

If the modern amenities – from the air conditioning in the bedrooms to the Nespresso machine in the kitchen – along with the convenience of private parking and being located in the heart of the ancient city weren’t enough, the beautiful decor and unique architecture make this vacation property a destination unto itself.

We planned two trips in October 2019, renting this property. But you can rent this property on your own with friends. The prices for this property are the highest in July & August  but  prices go down in ( end of August) thru November 1st and then November through April 1st, two different prices for a 3 days stay and a 7 days stay.

We will include a brochure of the trips planned for October 2019. If you want to just rent the property with friends or family we can assist you with train ride from CDG airport in Paris to Avignon, as well as drivers / tour guides and a private chef on the night you just want to stay in and enjoy a meal at home. We also will design an itinerary of what to do in Avignon in case you don’t know where to start first. Also you can go truffle hunting, wine tasting, and goat  cheese farms visits and more if you’d like. If you want to be left alone we understand!.

More to come regarding where to visit in France very soon!

In the mean time check out our trips to Avignon, Provence, France. The link below shows some pictures of this amazing artist retreat in Avignon.

Anne Suire.

Avignon Gourmet Tours Fall 2019.