About the property
- Studio750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Unique Loft With One Bedroom, 75sqr Meters, Terrace, Parking, And Quiet
Located in the heart of the medieval city wall, this apartment is in one of the most famous buildings of Avignon, a classified historical monument from the 14th century. It is only a few minutes' walk to the Popes palace, just near the walking zone, restaurants, shops and the best place to buy food in town: 'les halles' the indoor farmers market.(address is 1 rue du crucifix, avignon)
If you want to live the French life where you can walk anywhere, this is the place. It is easily accessible with private parking, close to all private tours from the city and the train station is walking distance to the apartment.
There is a large private courtyard below with big trees and it is very quiet, it almost feels like you are not in the city at all. It is located on the top floor, with elevator. The views from up there of the city churches, monuments and the Popes palace is stunning. There is private parking available only 100 meters from the apartment, a rare luxury inside the wall.
The flat is 57 square metres inside and 18 square metres covered terrace (total of 750 square feet). Honestly a terrace is fantastic in town, and you will probably spend most of your time there.Perfect for a couple, but possibly for 4 or 5 adults.
Double panel windows, hard wood floors, with floor heating makes it very comfortable for a long stay in the winter if you want to try the provencal life (porcini's truffles, game, and root vegetables) for a while....
The bed is a top of the line queen size 160 x 200 long, and there is a comfortable fold-out couch as well that can sleep 2.(double bed size 140 x 200), and a single bed on the mezzanie as well. A spacious bathroom with tub/shower, sink and washing machine. Kitchen has all appliance you need to cook and also a dishwasher. The main room has a large flat screen tv and sofa, a dinning area, and a beautiful wrought iron stairway that takes you to the wood mezzanine.On the terrace there is a lounge space and a dinning area for 4. On the loft you'll have the bed, a desk and storage. Phone is free anywhere in the world and internet is either wi-fi or with cable, fiber optic cable connected so very fast. The building is very secure with his double gated entrance and reinforced doors.
This is truly a unique place in avignon, often people stop and take picture of the building. The incredible beauty of a 14th century monument with all confort and modern equipment....
Fabienne Mc Auliffe
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- May 20, 2018
About Fabienne Mc Auliffe
We are a family of five, my name is Fabienne, I am French, born and raised in Avignon. My husband Kelly is Americain and we live in France for many years now...We currently live in Les Angles with our 3 daughters, just accross the Rhone river, only 5 mn away from the city of Avignon.
Fabienne Mc Auliffe purchased this Studio in 2012
Why Fabienne Mc Auliffe chose Avignon
Many years ago this building was the Art school of Avignon where I use to go after school, so it was very special to me. It was remodeled in 2000 into private appartments and the school relocated. When we visited we fell in love with it! it was a unique opportunity. We remodeled the inside to our personnal taste in the winter of 2012/2013. Avignon is very central in Provence, and we have no doubt that our guests would like to enjoy the real French city life, walk everywhere in town and at the same time being able to take their car for nearby seightseen.
What makes this Studio unique
Of course parking in the city is a luxury and we like that, but the covered terrace is what we loved the most. It is protected from the wind, and can be used all year around. The park below makes it very quiet, a unique benefit in town. I was thinking of guests coming up with luggages, and I thought the elevator is a must! not many ancient building would have it. The location is perfect, easily accessible when you enter the city and walking distance to everything. I also like the privacy of this place, no one can see you accross the street, a rare thing in any city as we all know.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely apartment right in the heart of Avignon. The stairs were a little tricky but manageable for us. I would think it would be a little too much for older folks. The balcony was amazing! Fabienne was so gracious; we would definitely stay again.
Perfect Location in Beautiful Town!!
The apartment suited our needs beautifully for our two-week stay. It is cozy and appealing with a welcoming French Eclectic vibe; the open porch balcony is truly an added bonus. The top floor location is appealing for those who object to noise from above, the building elevator is fast and quiet. The bed is VERY comfortable!! The unit has everything you might need other than a standard oven. However, with the plethora of wonderful Avignon restaurant options and the market (ALL walkable), and the microwave, there is no need!
Fabienne, the delightful owner, has put together a very informative and useful guide to the apartment and the village. There is a small grocery/wine/staple store nearby and a pharmacy just a few blocks away. A ten-minute walk to the train station gets you to a number of Provençal cities if you wish and the gated car park (a rarity) is easily accessible just inside the town wall.
Overall, the apartment was suburb! (I would, however, caution those who have any mobility issues, as the circular staircase to the loft bedroom is very tight.)
Great location and apartment
We very much enjoyed our 5 night stay in Avignon in this apartment. Fabienne bent over backwards to help us get early access to the apartment and to arrange for a taxi when we left. We loved using the balcony for eating our meals and for reading on the comfortable furniture. The spiral stairs to the upstairs bed area was a little challenge, but we soon learned to accommodate them. We particularly liked the many personal decorating touches which make the apartment seem more like home than other rental suites we have used. We highly recommend this place.
Thank you very much Jeffery. I really like your comment and I agree with everything you said. It was a pleasure to have you, and I hope some day you will be back in Provence...All the best, Fabienne
Wonderful apartment and experience!!
The outdoor space is truly world class. We couldn't have asked for a nicer apartment in a fantastic city. Highly recommended!!
Historic oasis in the centre of Avignon
Fabienne was very helpful and sent us details in advance on directions on how to arrive at the property and she was there ready to greet us on our arrival. The apartment was only five minutes walk to the centre of Avignon and about ten minutes to the Papal Palace, and contained all that we needed to make our stay pleasant and comfortable, despite the air conditioning struggling to cope with the unusually high temperatures while we there. The trick was to shut out all of the sunshine during the day while we were out. I think it must be well insulated as it is a loft apartment and it helped to keep out much of the heat and any street noise. What sold it to us was the large covered terrace/ balcony which was great for dining at any time of day and for relaxing after a hard day's sight seeing. One word of warning, be prepared for mosquitoes and bring with you whatever you can to keep them at bay, they are rife in Avignon. The other plus factor is the nearby gated private parking included in the price of the rental.
Great apartment in an excellent location
We loved our stay in this apartment. Fabienne is a great host, very helpful and welcoming. The apartment is centrally located, within a 4 min walk from Les Halls which is an excellent indoor fresh produce market. The apartment is also surrounded by excellent restaurants. The highlight was the balcony, where we spent most evenings after a day exploring. If you are looking for a comfortable, clean and quiet apartment, with a great location then stay here.
Avignon is centraly located in Provence and everyhting is less than one hour drive: Luberon, Saint Remy de Provence, Pont du Gard, Uzes, Arles, Isle sur Sorgues, Les Beaux, ect...Not to mention that the city who was the cultural capital of Europe in 2005 is fabulous and rich with history. The beach is also not far, lots of possibility and fun things to do; we are from Avignon and we'll be happy to help you anytime. My husband is a Sommelier (wine specialist) and he organises Wine tour in the region if you need. We, of course, love food and will give you the best tips on restaurants.
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Dans le tarif est inclus le parking gratuit, draps, serviettes, linge de maison, internet, eau, electricite et taxes de sejour.