About your location.
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, steps from the
center of Avignon and the famous Palais des
Papes, this delightful vacation apartment is
the perfect spot to call home while exploring
Avignon and its beautiful environs. Housed
in a 16th century stone building, this former
artist studio has been fully renovated with
modern amenities and thoughtfully
decorated with Provencal charm. Located in
the same building as our Avignon Studio
apartment, the two properties can be rented
together to accommodate a total of 10
The airy, spacious triplex apartment offers
comfortable living and dining spaces where
groups can gather together, as well as cozy
nooks for enjoying quiet time alone, making
this vacation rental an ideal choice for
friends and family traveling together. Four
bedrooms, all equipped with air conditioning
and painted in calming sea tones, sleep up to
eight guests with six separate beds, all fitted
with quality linens.
Itinerary, Fall 2019.
Saturday October 5th , Arrival, Transfers to
property, unpack, Dinner at the property.
Sunday October 6th, Lunch at L’isle Sur La
Sorgue. A visit and a small hike to La
Fontaine De Vaucluse. Dinner at property.
Monday October 7th, Gordes, Le Village des
and L’Abbaye de Senanque. Dinner at the
Tuesday October 8th Truffle tasting and
Lunch at the truffle farm.
Wednesday October 9th, La Camargue and
Saintes Marie de La Mer, Les Aigues Mortes
and a visit to L’abbaye de Momajour. Dinner
at the property.
Thursday October 10th,Le Roussillon and
dinner served at the property.
Friday October 11th, Avignon and the” Palais
des Papes”. Wine tasting and catered lunch.
Saturday October 12th, 10 AM heading back
to the US.
Transfers from villa to Train Station.
All meals are included. Wine included
for dinners only . Four bottles will be
served. 8 Guests only! ( 4 couples)
Two dates for Gourmet Tours of Avignon, Fall 2019. The dates are October 5, 2019 – October 12,2019. The second tour October 19, 2019 – October 26, 2019.
We love to travel in the fall because we have Provence to ourselves.
This tour will take place in Avignon, the city of Popes.
From the bank of the broad turbulent River Rhone rise the magnificent ramparts of Avignon , golden stones redolent with medieval grandeur and power.Within the walls the town seems quintessentially southern; It bursts with energy, yet echoes with history. A crowded central avenue ( Jean- Jaures & Republique) makes its way from city gate to the looming Papal Palace . A few spots to visit such as The ramparts which were built on the orders of the popes at the start of their 14th -century reign, they make a complete circle of the old city, a distance of 4.3 km.
Le Pont St -Benezet.
This famous bridge ( Pont d’Avignon) from the nursery ryhme has made this city a household name. It broken arches step just one halfway across one arm of the river. Originally built in 1177 under the inspiration of a shepherd boy called Benezet , money for the project was raised by a religious brotherhood called Les freres Pontifes. In the Espace St-Benezet beside the gatehouse, the museum en images Pont d’Avignon tells the story of the bridge with a video on a giant screen.
A stop at Le Petit Palais the popes acquired this dignified building in 1335 and was later transformed into a sumptuous residence for the sixteen century cardinal Giullio Della Rovere, who went on to become Pope Julius 2 and after s long time afterwards, Le Petit Palais it served as a sort of guest-room for the city’s royalty and nobility. Cardinal Della Rovere took a great interest in the arts, he was the patron Michelangelo and began a collection of paintings and sculptures which today has turned the building into a remarkable art museum.
Notre- Dame -des-Doms
Standing on the site of an even older church, Avignon’s resilient 12th-century cathedral along side the Papal Palace has been repaired and reconstructed many times during the town’s history, incorporating hotchpotch of styles. During the revolution Avignon was largely on the royalist side -when the church was pillaged and all but wrecked. Some blame the misguided reconstruction of the church – A gilded Madonna on the Romanesque bell tower.
Place de l’Horloge.
This used to be the forum ( public square ) of the Roman city, it still is Avignon’s enticing focal point, even in the winter surrounded by hundreds of tables under parasols where it is a delight to linger over breakfast or a late lunch. An old fashion carousel in the square is usually working while on one side stands the city’s theater & the Grand old 19th-century town hall, which incorporates a 14th-century clock tower ( horloge).
This will be your city for one week!
Editorials and customer reviews prove fruitful in reaching the Upscale Travel market. The first great challenge is standing out among all the noise and providing travelers exactly with what they want which usually revolves around unforgettable experiences and for the guests to completely unwind. For us at Luxury Travel Consultant2, I will say that the human connection is extremely important and the connections allow for trust to be developed, a reputation to be validated as well as reliability, resulting in referrals that can be received with trust. It’s a no brainer because it is all based on trusting your abilities to deliver to your clientele with total honesty, this is why upscale travelers are prone to see more value in real and honest comments and reviews of a product or service. When I started with Luxury Travel Consultant2.com, My main focus was to provide my clients with an unforgettable experience and to always be honest with my advertising for an upcoming trip. It is not always easy to create a great team , because you have to make sure that they know what they are doing and check their references . Everybody has to be local, Bilingual and they also have to have a great reputation as a tour guide/driver and private chef. Our homes are amazing and we work carefully with realtors in the region we are visiting. Join us for our 2019 tours , we are working on them right now. “We are an inspiration as well as dream makers for our clientele”
Luxury is a word that has been used a lot and it has a lot to do with people’s perceptions . “For some travelers Luxury is another person’s ordinary”, Luxury Travel Consultant2 is defined less by thread count and Michelin star and more by the access to the people, places and experiences that represent all that is authentic about a destination – Of course comfort still apply and high standards of accommodation.
Luxury Travel Consultant2 offers its clientele access to a live- in experience that represents all that is authentic about a destination. Our clientele wants to participate, not just see ( Truffle hunting, cooking class, wine tasting and more).
Luxury Travel has always been a privilege for the rich and we want to make it more accessible by finding ways to lower our prices. Right balance of local insight, flexibility and independence . We pretty much design a tour with activities but we always want to make sure that our clientele is happy and well taken care of. I believe that it is important to our clients’ taste to choose carefully. A lot of our guests appreciate ” the insider” access to truffle farms, wineries and artisan studios.
For Luxury Travel Consultant2, it’s not about the marble bath-tub or gold tab but more about the location, the bilingual guides and the host. Everyone is local and bilingual.
Our focus is helping our clients enjoy an authentic quality experience that will be long remembered. Our mode of travel and type of accommodation used are upscale villas, properties – The common theme is that the experience is a special one. The experience is created for your personal preferences that truly combines enrichment, enjoyment and education, with the time to appreciate your surroundings at a price that represents value for your money.
Our Company embodies a great experience of the culture one is visiting.
Don’t even think about visiting Provence in high season without reserving accommodation. From the beginning of July to the end of August, the region and especially the Riviera and Cote d’Azur is at its busiest and everything, from Grand hotels to camp sites, is totally full. May to mid-June and September to mid- October are a lot less crowded. Some smaller hotels in rural areas from November to February.
How to book.
You can book direct with hotels and other accommodation providers by phone, fax and increasingly by email and via the web. The French government tourist office website provides useful links for finding and booking accommodation. You will normally be asked for a deposit, which you can pay by credit card in most larger hotels and camp sites or by money order.
At Luxury Travel Consultant2 we love villas. Do you want to know why, they are an open window to a culture and lifestyle.
A villa holiday offers a more luxurious version of self-catering. Most of the villas are in or near coastal resorts and most of them have a pool. They also offer basic maid service ( cleaning and linen change), but the more luxurious ones can be fully staffed with cook, valet service and chauffeur. Luxury Travel Consultant2 provides chauffeurs and tour guides who are local and bilingual most of the time. A local chef will plan a menu and make you discover the local cuisine.
Yachts and cruisers.
You don’t have to be mega-rich to stay on a yacht or cruiser. The closer you get to Cannes or Antibes the more expensive such boats become, but they are less ostentatious vessels in such harbours as Le Lavandou and Sainte Maxime.
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Women who travel in a group.
My name is Anne Suire, I am the owner of Luxury Travel Consultant2. I enjoy quality Travel, what I am saying is , if I travel I enjoy being with a small group of people. I like to experience a country, I do not enjoy big buses and do not want to be looked at as a tourist but as a curious and respectful visitor.
A way to experience a culture would be to rent a villa with other people and have a local chef cook for you and a local driver driver. The tour would be organized to your liking of course and interesting activities would please your senses and curious minds.
What do you like to do when you travel?
Visit monasteries, hiking, Visit a truffle farm, Shopping, meditation or yoga for the entire week, culinary delights, wine tasting,nature sanctuaries, touring the region?
Would you enjoy staying in a very nice Provencal villa with double accommodation or single accommodation or both?
Do you like having a chef? do you like having a driver / tour guide but you think that upscale is too expensive?.
Would you like having breakfast, lunch and dinner and wine at dinner time included in the total price as well as train rides ( round trip) and also activities?
Please let us know we would love to take you with us to France or Italy.
We do not take care of flights to and from the country you will visit.
We always do a one week stay, would you like to stay longer than a week?
Please contact us and let us know your thoughts or email Anne directly at email@example.com .
Self- catered Accommodations.
The south of France offers a vast range of self-catering inexpensive farm cottages, history-laden chateaux with gourmet meals, sprawling villas inland and on the riviera, as well as flats in modern beach resorts and even canal boats. The Federation national des gites de France is a French government service offering inexpensive accommodations by the week in rural areas. Lists with photos are available from the maison des gites de France www.gites-de-france.fr , their email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you trying to get back to nature, but with a villa included? with a panda gites and b&bs in collaboration with gites de France and the federation of French nature Reserves. Included in the cost of your stay is a discovery pack of binoculars, local maps and guides. See Gites -de-France information. The accommodation they offer will always nearly always be more comfortable and costly than a gite.
A few addresses to explore.
Allez France. Wide variety of accommodation from cottages to chateaux. email@example.com
French life holidays. www.frenchlife.co.uk – They offer apartments and gites in the south of France.
InnTravel. they offer apartments with pools.www.inntravel.co.uk
Vacances en Campagne. they offer farmhouses, villas and gites. www.indiv-travellers.com
Everybody is different when it comes to vacationing, some people love hotels, luxury villas while others love camping, bed and breakfast, youth hostels or camping cars .
Every establishment has a wide range of rooms and prices. It always depends on what you are looking for , in that case prices can increase or decrease and the difference can be enormous, a large room with antique furniture, a television or a balcony with sweeping views , a complete bathroom will cost much more than a poky back room in the same hotel with a window overlooking a car park, no antiques and the WC down the hall. Most two stars hotel have their own showers and WC, most one star offers room with or without. A reminder always book ahead to make your vacation much sweeter and enjoyable!. There are chain hotels in most cities and they are pretty much geared to the business traveler more than the tourist. You can always stay in Relais du Silence, one is Le Mas des Romarins in Gordes, with amazing views of the Luberon and Gordes, it is a five star hotel with great charm!. Also another Relais du silence is Hotel Villa Borghese is located in Greoux- Les- Bains near Aix en Provence and not far from Manosque, the rate is approximately 75 euros ( please check)/ night per room. Also Relais et Chateaux offers more to an upscale clientele.
Bed and Breakfast. are usually located in rural areas, there are plenty of opportunities for a stay in a private home or farm. Prices tend to be moderate or inexpensive – Fleurs – du- Soleil offers maisons d’hotes and B&Bs throughout southern France.
Gites d’etape and refuges. Most cities have youth hostels and ( Auberges de Jeunesse), they offer simple dormitory accommodation and breakfast. The majority offers kitchen facilities as well or inexpensive meals. They are the best deals for people traveling on their own.
Camping is another option as well as camping cars if you want to visit the region. there is at least one campsite in every town, inexpensive and run by the town itself ( camping municipal). Other campsites are graded with stars like hotels, from four to one, at the top of the line you can expect lots of trees and grass , hot showers, a pool or beach, sports facilities and a grocery, a bar and or/ restaurant. Again everything is booked in July and August, beware!.
Next chapter Self-catering accommodations.
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