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Francis

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Apartment in the historical center

20 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Avignon Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

In the historic part of the city, at one minute of the Popes Palace, nearby all commodities (sites in interest, shopping, cinema etc...) nice appartment on the second floor of a small old building of 4 floors. Quiet, bright and perfect location.

The apartment has a living-room with a one person sofa-bed, a full kitchenette-bar, a bathroom with a shower and a private toilet, a one bedroom with a queen size bed.

Keywords: Apartment, in the center, historic center, heart of town

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Francis (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

Apartment in the historical center
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Arizona, USA
5

WONDERFUL APARTMENT IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER

  • 5 of 5

Please trust me when I tell you that you need look no further for a place to stay in Avignon. I will tell you why but first I must tell you about the owner, Francis. Upon arrival in Avignon we realized that we had lost our Passports. We told Francis our problem and he was so helpful. He printed the forms we needed at home and brought them along with train tickets he picked up at the station to travel to Marseilles the next morning to get temporary Passports. His calm and reassuring manner went a long way toward helping us through this problem. The apartment is on the 3rd (American counting) floor of an old building. We are in our 60's and the first few times we climbed it was hard, as the week went on it became easier and easier. The apartment itself was very clean, modern and comfortable. Having the two twin beds pushed together was a huge plus for us. We are not comfortable on a Queen and that's what you find the most often in Europe. We were always happy to return here after a long day of sightseeing. It has everything you could need to enjoy your stay. If you want to cook in, (visit Les Halles first, a short walk) everything you might need is there. The grocery is on the other side of the Les Halles plaza. Francis gives you a wonderful guide for touring and restaurant recommendations. The boulangerie (bakery) is a right turn out the front door, a left turn and about 2 blocks ahead on your left. In this little square are 3 other restaurants. The train station is an easy 20-25 minute walk. Everything you want to visit in Avignon is an easy walk from this wonderful, exceptionally clean apartment. If we are ever fortunate enough to return to Avignon I would happily stay in Francis' apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston
5

Excellent apartment in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are in our late 60’s and rented this apartment for five nights in. We loved it. It was spacious, very clean and comfortable. It is nicely decorated and quit, but in a fantastic location. We were minutes from the Place of the Popes, bakeries, numerous restaurants, and the “LesHalles” the covered food and produce market. This market has a number of vendors that sell “prepared food” if you decide not to cook. Just pop them in the micro. The apartment is located on the second floor of a very secure building and a safe neighborhood. The train and bus station were about a 15-20 minute walk away if you decide to tour some surrounding villages and towns. You could certainly walk to the major historical sites in Avignon. The kitchen was well equipped to “cook in”, the bed very comfortable and there was a great washing machine. There was a good selection of classical music to listen to on the stereo as you had dinner, and the wifi was excellent. Francis was a great host and was extremely helpful and patient. As with others he met us in a central location and showed us to the apartment pointing out the bakery and a few restaurants on the way. (The apartment is difficult to find on your own). Hi booklet is excellent and his recommendation “right on”. He was very quick to respond to our questions before we arrived in France and also on some question on how the electric stove worked after we arrived. We didn’t think we would cook in, but the fresh pasta at the market was fantastic. We did eat at L’Epppicerie twice and Le 46 once, both were Francis’s recommendations and were fantastic. Make reservations or go very early. Bottom line is this is a great apartment in a fantastic location. We would highly recommend it and would stay there again without any hesitation. Thank you Francis!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carlsbad, California USA
5

The Apple of Avignon

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (mid 60's) spent one week in October at Francis's flat in the heart

of Avignon. His place was generous in size, clean and comfortable and made it the

perfect spot to explore Avignon and the surrounding small villages and open markets in

Provence. Francis also included a very detailed booklet for each one of his guests, that

included just about as much information on Provence as did Rick Steeves travel guide. So we went with Francis's booklet and every recommendation was fabulous.

The only thing a person should be concerned about, if they are watching their weight, is

this 'to die for' patisserie that is located about 100 feet from his place. Our ritual was each

morning we began the day with coffee and a plate of French pastries....what a way to live!!

We both highly recommend his flat, and we will definitely be doing another trip this way and will stay at his place much longer....one week was just not enough.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Edward, I thank you very much for your kind comments you posted abour my apartment. Best wishes, Francis
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5

Exceptional Avignon Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 glorious days in Avignon using Francis' apartment as our home base! The apartment was just

what we needed. It was close to everything; an easy walk to all we wanted to see. We walked to and from the train station several times, always enjoying the Avignon promenade. There were great restaurants, bakeries, delis, and grocery stores close by, as well. Francis was the perfect host. We met at a central location and he walked us to the apartment, pointing out all the neighborhood spots of interests. The apartment was just right for my husband and me. Francis even has a guide book he has developed with recommended restaurants and sights. We tried several on his list and they were exceptional. We were just sorry we could not try all the recommendations for food and sights. We will definitely rent this apartment again when we return to Avignon. We read all the reviews before booking this apartment. You can believe all the good things that are said. Thank you, Francis, for a delightful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Sandra, I thank you very much for your kind comments you posted abour my apartment. Best wishes, Francis
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Perfect location for exploring Avignon

  • 5 of 5

This apartment suited us perfectly for a two-week stay in June. The best thing about it was its location, nearly adjacent to Palais des Papes so central to everything in Avignon! It was clean, comfortable, welcoming and had everything we needed--microwave, refrigerator, cooktop, free WiFi. Francis was the perfect host--helping us plan our time before and during the visit, suggesting restaurants, hilltowns, public markets etc. He helped in every way possible and even had a cab waiting to get us to the train station upon leaving. This was our first experience with VRBO and it worked out great. Many thanks, Francis, for make it so!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia
5

Still a great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This the second time we have stayed in Francis' apartment. It is definitely one of the best apartments we have stayed in around the world for location and amenity, and Francis, without a doubt takes the prize for the best owner. He is accommodating, helpful and knowledgeable, and will go out of his way to help, from the booking to departure. We would not hesitate to recommend the apartment and Francis, to anyone looking for a great apartment in the centre of Avignon.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

At 2 steps of the Popes Palace, the famous bridge, museums, churches, covered market and restaurants...

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Rates & Availability

Avignon Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard rate High season
Aug 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$616
$1,681
 
 
Standard rate Low season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$448
$1,233
 
 
Standard rate Festive season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$616
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% deposit to pay at the confirmation, balance to pay upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Avignon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) Double beds as KING size, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis

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