- Reviews: 2878
Hôtel Monclar: Hôtel Monclar
I was looking for a reasonably priced single room near the central railway station, and this is the one that came up first on booking.com. I paid € 595 for seven nights, which works out to € 85 per night. This is somewhat more than I usually pay, but considering it was Easter week I thought the price was reasonable.
I had a comfortable single room on the first floor (one flight up). The hotel has free WiFi, which worked fine.
The owner and staff of the hotel were friendly and helpful and made me feel right at home.
The breakfast buffet was quite good and was included in the price. As is usual in small French hotels, the breakfast buffet was rather cramped, so we kept getting in each other’s way when going back for seconds.
In the breakfast room there was a flat-screen television on the wall showing a non-stop French news channel, so we were well informed about the flooding in other parts of France. There was also a news story that was so typically French I couldn’t help laughing about it, namely the news that the Quai d’Orsay now has the highest real estate prices in Paris. It now costs an average of € 17,281 per square meter to buy an apartment there, which bumped the previous record holder, Avenue Montaigne, down to second place. There you can snap up an apartment for a mere 17,064 Euros per square meter, on average.
Just out of curiosity, I later looked up the real estate prices for the Monclar district of Avignon, where the hotel is located, and found that the average price for an apartment in this district is € 1,837 per square meter, which is less than 11 % of what you would have to pay on the Quai d’Orsay in Paris.
Be that as it may, the Hotel Monclar was a convenient place for my purposes, and quite pleasant looking especially from the garden side, which is the side they always show in their advertising. Inevitably, a large chunk of the property is devoted to car parking, but I managed to crop my first photo so cleverly that only one car is visible.
Being near the station, the hotel is also close to the railroad tracks. On my first day, the whole hotel shook when a heavy freight train rumbled past about ten meters from my window. But it turned out that there were eight tracks, and the one closest to the hotel was seldom used, so noise from the trains did not turn out to be a serious issue.
Second photo: It the summer you can have breakfast out in the garden of the hotel, but when I was there in April the temperatures were still too low for that.
Third photo: From September to June they also rent out apartments by the month, but not in July (when the Avignon Festival takes place provided the workers are not out on strike) and not in August, when many or most French people are on vacation.
Fourth photo: From the street side the hotel does not look as cozy as from the garden side, but don’t let that put you off, okay?
Fifth photo: The one really creepy thing about the Hotel Monclar is that to get there from the station you have to go through this long, dark and dank tunnel under the railroad tracks. Since I had a bicycle this did not bother me much, because I could just zip through, but I imagine it would get tiresome to walk through the tunnel two or more times a day. I do not think the tunnel is dangerous, however.
Address: 13 Avenue Monclar — 84000 Avignon
Directions: Location on Google Maps
Phone: +33 4 90 86 20 14
Next: Tourist Office at Square Agricol Perdiguier
- Reviews: 1269
Hotel Terminus Nimes: Alternate to Avignon.
Hotel Terminus is in Nimes an alternate stay to Avignon. Nimes is one hour by train from Avignon .The hotel is at the rail station and is comfortable and clean. A single room and breakfast was 64 euro.
- Reviews: 1442
Appartements des Teinturiers: Nice Appart Hotel
this apart hotel located in the old street, where have a nice view of the street. it's calm and full of the equipment that we need for cooking, clean and big room. And it's close to everywhere, just walk by food.
- Reviews: 100
Camping Bagatelle: Campsite in middle of Rhone
Location good on site - 10 minute walk over the River and you are in the City.
The area on this side there were lots of very quiet lanes for cycles that i explore one day.
Showers ok on site - well i do not think they were very powerful but very good for the price.
There is a Clubhouse - and one night there was a Disco inside but i was a bit shy to go in 0 but also quite tired from days cycling.
You can get FResh Bread and Groceries from the shop in the Morning - and the shop opens i think till 8pm in the evening and the price of a Bottle of Wine or Half Bottle (demi) was very reasonable too.
Had the food there one night - it was not that good - but i thin there is Youth Hostel attatched here - so general Youth Hostel.
Plenty of Restaurants accross the River however. The best meal i had one night was a Giant Pizza from takeaway over side of Avignon there after a long days cycling - something different to the twist here to buying Pizza in UK - here you can have Eggs on it - and it was ok - PIzza with Ham and 3 Eggs on top. (look out for the word Oeuf).
Very nice Lawn outside teh Campsite where you can sit with a bottle of Rose Wine with a view not only of the City Walls of Avignon accross the River - but also of the Sur le Pont d'Avignon - the very famous Romantic Brdge that was made famous by a song - and where people once had dances beneeath the bridge.
If you are very lucky in the middle of the Summer like i was (on my last night - a Friday i think) i was able to view one the very Special Light Shows that they have everywhere in France in Summer - where very special light effects with very different colours are used to show off their Castles - it is known as "Son et lumiere".
ANybody - nothing is more typically French than sitting outside with a Glass a Wine watching the spectacular show - oftern there is classical music too.
These shows are everywhere in France - but this was the best one yet i seen - it was very special because they were celebrating some anniversary.
- Reviews: 1
Maison Felisa: Provence bed and breakfast
The guesthouse is located in a small village and so enjoys of a calm and relaxing environment. The decoration of the house is superb and with excelent taste. The rooms are spacius and are designed for a zen attitude.
The breakfast is excelent and we were only sad because the 4 days we staied were not in the weekend so we didn't attende the cooking classes.
Another "big asset" is Isa & Philippe that are always ready to give a great recomendation of what to see or where to east. Listen to their recomendations because they will help you to see the real provence!!
One of the best places we ever staied!!
We were able to completly relax each day by the pool, stroll through the ancient village (open air markets + vineyards) and enjoy a few glasses of wine on the terrace of our room. Isa, the hostess and resident chef, also puts together a delicious spread of homemade treats for breakfast each morning not to mention incredible 5-course meals on Friday and Saturday evenings. I would say this was the best meal my husband and I had in France.
- Reviews: 3
Apres La Sieste: Avignon Perfect!
Fabulous! If you want to be centrally located, have plenty of room, serenity right in the village, not to mention the best hosts on the planet (Jacques & Chloe) -Apres La Sieste has it all. My travel buddy and I stayed in a spacious suite of rooms -the bathroom was huge! Each suite or room is private, not like a B&B where you're in someone's house, but you dine in the beautifully renovated and OLD (and you know how old things can be in France!) main house. There's a salt water pool and even though is seems like you're away from it all you're in the little village of Saint Laurent des Arbres. It's also near wine tasting, a huge Roman aqueduct, Gordes and Russillon-two of the most beautiful villages in France, open markets, 15 minutes to Avignon. --Loose the clutter in your life. Find this maison style B&B. You can run or relax all day -the owners/hosts will be sure you relax in the evening. I couldn't stay anywhere else!
Serene, minimalist attitude. Can't say enough nice things about the friendly French hosts/owners. Salt water pool. In a little village with a dungeoned castle. Close to everything. Very private, spacious rooms. Not sure why there's a gate but there is. Perfect for relaxing after visiting the sights.
- Reviews: 23
can't remember: nice little hotel
We had a tiny little room off of the courtyard for one or two nights, then had to move upstairs. We were impressed with the friendliness and coziness of the place. Price wasn't bad either.
It was just a block or so from the main gate into the old town, where the bus from the TGV station drops off.
- Reviews: 3199
LE CLEMENT V: A GREAT HOTEL IN ROQUEMAURE
After visiting Nimes, Pont Du Gard and Arles, it's time to relax at our pool in Roquemaure at LE HOTEL CLEMENT V. Roquemaure is a village conveniently located 15 kms from Avignon and 10 kms from Orange, our destinations for the next day. Our room was spacious and we had our own balcony overlooking the pool area. It was a very relaxing atmosphere and the owners were friendly and helpful. You may have dinner prepared for you, but you have to arrange it ahead of time as there is only limited spaces available.
- Reviews: 18
Youth hostel: Avignon's Cheap and easy hostel
It's simple house, 4 beds per room but still has nice swimming pool and very nice terrace looking to river. Picture is what you can see from terrace.
There are many nice hotels in the town but it's expensive if you go alone. This one is cheapest for a solo traveller. I had to take a 15 minute taxi costed 8 euro to get there from tourist center in Avignon. But the next days I only needed a walk, just pass a bridge then find myself in the middle of town
- Reviews: 71
Foyer International YMCA: Budget outside the wall
96FF for a comfortable room with individual bathroom with toilet. The cafeteria serves very good dinner & breakfast.
There is a warehouse supermarket where you can replenish what you need. Just some 5 mins walk away from the hostel.
15-20 mins from to Palais des Papes
- Reviews: 66
Le Mas de Fanny, that I would...
Le Mas de Fanny, that I would absolutely like to recommend !
495 FF (Low season) to 695 FF (high season)
A unique location, in de middle of lavender fields and the food that's being served is absolutely superb !
I'll put some pictures in the travelogue, please have a look !
- Reviews: 14
My favourite hostel is the...
My favourite hostel is the YMCA in Avignon. The standard is high (pool, clean, neat). Many groups come here so you will make new friends quite easily.
I stay there everytime when I go to southern France. Contact me if you are planning to go to Avignon. I can show you this beautifull city if you want.
The prices vary from 7 - 25 Euro. It depends on the season and the room category.
From the terasse you will enjoy a fantastic view over the city and the pope palais. With a good bottle of red wine this will be an unforgetable moment in your travel.
- Reviews: 1
Two attractive, detached...
Two attractive, detached Provençal houses standing independent of and well screened
from each other. Both have breathtaking views of the Luberon hills and stand in a rural setting 30 miles from Avignon.
from 289,65 to 868,96 Euros / week for each house
view on the Luberon Hill and swimming Pool
- Reviews: 29
When in the south of France...
When in the south of France .... why stay in a hotel ?
There are caravan parks on other side of the river, mobile van parking on town side of the river, hostels inside caravan parks. Several farms in the area offer excellent B+B experiences.
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