About the property
- Apartment462 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Historic district sought for its calm and shady squares.
This property consists of a former artist's studio on 3 levels ('The Atelier d'artiste') and its independant studio('The Studio') on the ground floor courtyard. The 'Atelier' was built in the nineteenth century, by grafting on a house dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Its charm is mainly due to the mix of ages as well as a careful and faithful to its history decoration.
Ideal location close to the small squares surrounded by restaurants and to every shops, especially Les Halles,the daily provencal covered market. Everything is a very short walk away.
3. Its owners.
Duo of decorators, Amaury and Gilles, passionately fond of History and lifestyle, collectors of paintings, from 18th &19th century and works of art, now decorate their mansion in the heart of the largest private garden of Avignon, just beside the 'Atelier d'artiste'. They will guide you to the landmarks and good places of the papal city.
They pick you up at the train station or the airport if you wish.(airport : €165 for 4 people max.)
3. Strengths of Avignon and the surrounding region.
Avignon, historic town surrounded by ramparts and largest theater in the world in July, is rich in architecture, from medieval times to twentieth century. From the Palace of the Popes to the Calvet Museum, through the Lambert Foundation (Museum of contemporary art), you can discover its extraordinary heritage through its many squares lined with plane trees and its alleys.
Avignon is located in the heart of one of the most important tours of South France. Thanks to an efficient transport service (bus, train, rental cars), you will discover at least one hour ride, the more beautiful villages of the Luberon with its lavender fields and olive trees, the largest market of antiques and decoration from France at L'Isle-sur-Sorgue, important historic sites such as Orange and its roman theater, the castle of the Marquise de Sevigné in Grignan, Aix-en-Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Saint Remy de Provence, the Pont du Gard ... but also the creeks of Cassis and the charming ski slopes of Mont Ventoux, the great beaches of Grau du Roi, the wine tours from Suze-la-Rousse to Gigondas through the hillsides of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the truffle country in Richerenches, bullfights in Nîmes and Arles and many other discoveries yet ...
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Duo of designers, Amaury and Gilles, lovers of History and art of living, paintings collectors (18th and 19th century) and works of art, now design their house in the heart of the largest private garden in Avignon , right next to the Artist's studio. They will guide you to the best addresses and places to discover in the papal city. They will pick you up for free at the train station if you wish.
Amaury purchased this Apartment in 2010
What makes this Apartment unique
This house, with its size and style, atypical in Avignon, and its calm, makes you feel right away very well. Convenient location two steps from the Popes Palace, the small squares surrounded by restaurants and all the shops, especially Les Halles, the daily market where you will get all fresh produce of Provence.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Not sure which was more charming, the room or the host!
We stayed here only for one night as we left Provence for England but, would have loved to stay in this amazingly warm, comfortable, and beautiful spot for at least a week. The building is hundreds of years old but it has been brought to the modern world with style and class. The room was very quiet, quite large, and well accommodated including complimentary beverages provided in the fridge. The larger building is located on a private side street, away from the tourist section but only a 5 minute walk to the Pope's Palace and less than 10 minutes to the square with shopping and food. There was a beautiful bar and garden area in the host building but it doesn't open until October. An incentive to come back!
Our host, Amaury, was the most thoughtful host we have had in almost 10 years of booking online rentals. His communication before our arrival was thorough and inviting. He lives on the property and met us personally, showed us around and how things worked, and provided a detail map of places to go. We took advantage of the private and secure parking for an extra $20 (Euro) and he personally directed us through the narrow streets with our larger vehicle (small suv). When it was time to leave, he had us follow him on his bike to the fastest exit out of the City to the train station.
This place is perfect for couples looking for some quiet space or a romantic getaway. As a middle-age couple, we found it to be just what we needed after a week of heavy travel around the region. There is plenty to do in Avignon and the light show at the Palace is worth attending. If you have a car, it is easy access to other locations in Provence and it is an easy train ride to Paris.
Thank you, Amaury, for giving us the respite we needed to continue on to the second half of our travels. Hope to stay with you again in the future!
Absolutely gorgeous property!
The original property wasn't available due to an electrical fire but the owners were kind to put us in another upgraded suite with a magnificent garden and included breakfast free of charge. The owners welcomed us with open arms and very warm and available for any issues. Amaury spent a long time recommending things to do and restaurants which were exceptional. Overall an amazing experience. I would definitely go back and highly recommend their place! Thanks again to both of them.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in AVIGNON and at the studio apartment. Amuary was wonderful to us.
The apartment was very enjoyable and very convenient for everything we wanted to do.
Wonderful Host and Accomodations
We stayed in the studio department in the Atelier d'ariste last week and followed up with a 4 day visit in Paris. Depsite the bright lights and noted attractions of Paris, we enjoyed our visit in Avignon more. The TVG high speed line takes travelers from Charles deGaulle to Avignon in about 3 hours.
Amaury was an incredible host. From picking and dropping us off at the airport to assuring we were appropriately provisioned in the studio, he was extraordinarily gracious. The studio was decorated very well and we were surprised to find we would sleep in a king size bed. His selection of restaurants were impeccable; we ate like kings (or Popes I should say) and at very reasonable values. We had originally planned on trying restaurants in Arles and other local villages in the evening, but Amaury's selections were the best.
Avignon is a great medieval town to walk around in and we were surprised at the variety of modern infusion type restaurants intermixed with traditional Provence type restaurants. The shopping was wonderful too as we acquired many unique Christmas gifts while there.
The day trips from Avignon were incredible as well. We rented a car for two days and was able to see most of the well known spots - Pont Du Gard, Arles, Les Baux and St Remy.
We will come back, hopefully by the time Amaury has completed his B&B. The old Cardinals home he is converting and adjacent gardens is are beautiful.
Rita and Joe
You couldn't ask for a better property, location or host!
It's hard to know where to begin - everything about our stay exceeded expectations.
- The location - situated at a the end of a very quiet land in the heart of old Avignon, is no more than a 10 minute walk from the Palais de Popes.
- The studio - ground level entry, VERY secure, beautifully appointed with all the amenities and kitchen supplies, and guide books you could ever ask for.
- The host, Amaury, is incredibly helpful, and not to mention charming! We took his suggestions on restaurants, where to visit (and not visit), and not once were we steered wrong. The next time we are n Provence, there is absolutely no question on where we will be staying - this is the place. Don't let the pictures fool you - they do not do this property justice.
We stayed in the Atelier d'artiste and the studio early July 2016. There were three generations of our family staying in the properties. We absolutely loved everything about the apartment and studio, and the welcome and warmth that we received from Amaury and Gille. We cannot say enough about how thankful we are to Amaury for his graciousness and kindness. He watched over us and provided wonderful recommendations on restaurants and other things to do in and around Avignon. Gille was a wonderful host and a delight as well.
The Atelier and the Studio were beautifully decorated, and offered every amenity for vacationing comfort. The kitchens and bathrooms were tastefully modern and had all of the best appliances. The ample linens were very nice and the air conditioning worked great. There was nothing more that we could have asked for nor needed. But if we did, I am sure that they would have tried to accommodate us.
The location is ideal - right at the foot of the Papal Palace - and with parking it allowed us to get in and out of Avignon to explore beautiful Provence.
The piece de resistance was Gille and Amaury's unbelievable garden and other structures on the property. Gille's interior and landscape design skills are beyond exquisite and they come through in every detail of the garden and all of the buildings on the site. It is without a doubt - a delight for all of the senses. This icing on the cake (the gardens), along with Amaury's and Gille's warmth and hospitality made our stay absolutely magical and unforgettable. We cannot wait to return!
Additional pricing information
Additional bed and bath towels: € 30 per night / Crib : € 20 per night Private car park : € 20 per night / Pick-up from Marseille airport € 200 Lit supplémentaire : 30 €/nuit – Lit bébé : 20 €/nuit. Garage privatif : 20 € par nuit / Navette aéroport Marseille-Avignon 200 €