- Reviews: 1230
L'Ilot Bambou: Wonderful bed and breakfast in Avignon
L'Ilot Bambou is a small,family-run bed and breakfast just across from the ramparts in Avignon. I have to say that having stayed here four days its hard to find anything that I really haven't liked or anything that could really be much better. I have spent a very relaxing, enjoyable time here and would gladly stay here again. I have no reservations about recommending it to others.
The hosts- Jean Philippe and Tatiana are warm,wonderful hosts. You are welcomed warmly and are given as much privacy as you desire. They had many great suggestions for good restaurants and things to do around the city. Tatiana has little creations she makes every day, so breakfast was a little different each day, but delicious! Both can speak English quite well and all the other guests I got to meet seemed equally happy with their stay here.
The property has a beautiful garden where breakfast is served if the weather is nice. Jean Philippe has done a wonderful job of landscaping the garden so it appears like its divided into several little coves, appropriate for reading, just relaxing. There is one area that has a swimming pool. It's wonderful to come out early in the morning or late in the evening and just relax in the garden.
Who is this bed and breakfast appropriate for? During my stay a good cross section of people were staying here. Most were couples. Some Europeans, some Americans. One family with children stayed here.
Arriving from the train station/TGV station/airport- If you are arriving from the train station (avignon centre) and have more than a carry on it would really be best to take a taxi from the station. Cost is about 11 euro, but believe me, schlepping your stuff across the city wouldn't be much fun.
I was surprised with the prices, more than reasonable for the quality you get. Additionally, there are discounts for extended stays. I would certainly consider this a bargain in Avignon!
The idea was to organize the theme of the bed and breakfast around bamboo. The rooms are individually decorated according to that theme, each a little different. My first thought when I opened the door to the room was that it was so beautiful. It is uncluttered,spotlessly clean and you get an immediate sense of relaxation. Decoration is subtle but elegant. Everything worked perfectly. There is a clean, somewhat minimalist design. You can tell a great deal of effort has been put into organizing and designing each room. The visual appeal is great
Location- outside the city walls. Located on Ile Piot, it is across the Daladier Bridge from Avignon. Some people might be hesitant to walk across the bridge, don't be! First the view as you are walking into Avignon is superb. Walking across the bridge is not dangerous, there are wide pedestrian walkways. Is it dangerous to walk at night? No. There are no shady characters hanging around the bridge.
Walking into the city is a snap, it takes no more than 10 minutes to get to the city gates. There are plenty of restaurants once you get there and all the sights are in easy walking distance. Villeneuve can be explored as well, though it is a longer walk.
Being close to the bridge you might think that there was a lot of noise. However, you really didn't hear any noise from cars. Also, if you want to walk along the river there is a very pleasant walkway which gives great views of Avignon as well.
For dog lovers, Titoon is a sweet well behaved dog. If you want to take him for a walk he will be most pleased.
I found it very easy to relax here. The hosts were lovely, the room was clean, beautifully designed and most comfortable. The bed is not as high as a usual bed (because of the theme) but the mattress was nice and comfortable and I slept very well.
- Reviews: 1443
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: 3263
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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