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This lovely Fench Villa in the center of Villeneuve les Avignon does not get any better!
See the Palais du Pape from the park above the house--- But best of all walk to the restaurants, historical sites, the butcher, the baker, the fruits & vegtable shop and all just a few steps away! In part of the original Cardinal's Palace you are in the most lovely neighborhood with all amentities. You can walk, take the bus or drive over the bridge to Avignon * where it is hard to park but this site makes getting around perfect! You can be on the road to all of the Provence towns or the Petitie Luberons within an hour at the most! (St. Remy, Les Baux, Bonnieux, L'il sur la Sorgue, Nimes, Arles, Aix en Provence just to mention a few---Easy access and our clients love to say it is the perfect find to a perfect holiday! The spacious house and most of all the spacious garden. To take a nap, drinks before you walk to one of the many special places for dinner or have dinner in--Perfect!
Historical Sites abound here in Villeneuve les Avignon - a full day is hardly enought AND you can live here and walk everywhere!
Danielle Roux lives full time in the house and moves to the small maison on property for the Summer Rental Season- She looks after the property that is everything you need and want- close by if you need her-
Close to Avignon, 15 minute walk -- but private & personal- You feel like you live there! It is quite a delightful neighborhood.
Part of the Cardinal's Place in the 1300's
Walking distance of Centre Ville, Restaurants, Shopping and Historical sites - Perfect Location!
The Garden to enjoy, eat, read, live in!
One of the most beautiful locations experienced
And Danielle , a warm and charming person.
Can t wait to come again.
Our group of 6 friends stayed in Danielle's villa and the garden house the last week in July. It was the perfect place to celebrate our 60th birthdays, relax and drink wine in the gardens, and base our day trips. I consider myself a discerning traveler and this quiet and beautifully decorated home did not disappoint. The villa was immaculate, the kitchen well equipped for cooking, and the courtyard gardens were lovely. The sound of cicadas woke us up and lulled us to sleep. The short walk to the village provides everything you need: excellent bakeries, good restaurants, and the classic Provencal market with everything from heirloom tomatoes to fine linens! We arrived to find food items and snacks as well as beer, wine, and juice in the refrigerator and this was just the beginning of Danielle's hospitality. She promptly dealt with every inquiry, assisted us (and even drove us to the station!) with train tickets, and ordered our taxis for departure. She is gracious, kind, and we left feeling we had made a friend. I hope to return again on my next trip to Provence as it is a solid choice for a group, close to Avignon for transportation, and a world away from the crowds .
We (two 55+ couples) rented this incredible villa for a week as our base for traveling around Provence. The property was truly a dream come true. It is spacious, beautifully decorated, and has any and all amenities one could possibly desire (fully-equipped kitchen, modern bathrooms, a gorgeous garden). It is located on a beautiful street and is just a two-minute walk into the beautiful village of Villeneuve les Avignon, where we found numerous restaurants, cafes, patisseries, produce market, and a well-stocked grocery store. This was an ideal location for exploring Provence; we rented a car and went to a different venue each day. We explored Avignon, St. Remy, Nimes, Uzes, Arles, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Luberon villages, and wine villages, all no more than an hour drive.
Danielle, the property owner is a lovely person and couldn't be a better ambassador for southern France. She made us feel welcome, assisted us with finding parking, making dinner reservations, and even purchased a new coffee maker for us when we had difficulty with the old one!!
If you've ever imagined yourself dining on local produce, bread, cheese, olives, and wine in an idyllic garden setting, or walking down the street to the local boulangerie for freshly-baked croissants to enjoy for your breakfast, this is the property for you. We really felt like staying here allowed us to experience the culture as well as all of the amazing sights in Provence.
We were so incredibly pleased with this villa, it's hard to overstate it. It was our family's first trip to southern France and we were hoping to find a beautiful, clean, picturesque apartment. Danielle's villa FAR exceeded every expectation we had. Picture winding through the perfect set of ancient cobblestone streets and approaching a vine-covered, shuttered, carved door, limestone fantasy. The apartment is 700 years old and stunning. You enter through an arched-ceiling foyer and head up two small flights of stairs through beautiful, secret courtyards. Arched French doors, tile floors, limestone walls, huge wood beams, cremone bolts on all the windows await you. The apartment is very big, much bigger than we expected, and has everything you could ever need. The location was so quiet and quaint, and walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants and markets. Actually, it was even walking distance to the main part of Avignon where you can see the bridge, the Pope's palace, tons of fantastic shops (including antiques), and street markets of cheese, bread, olives, produce, antiques, linens, flowers, etc. Parking was possible every night, though not always right in front.
We rented a car from the Nice airport and used Avignon as our hub. We did four beach days on la cote d'azur (Le Ciotat, Les Saintes Maries De La Mer (the best), Antibes), we spent an afternoon in Arles, we visited L'Isle De La Sorgue (fantastic markets), Uzes, Calanques De Cassis, and many more. There is SO much to see and do, every day is an adventure of beauty and food.
Danielle is the ideal hostess. So kind and accomodating. Midway through our trip, I lost my cell phone in Marseilles and she was so helpful in making calls to the stores to find it. She also walked us to a hard-to-find restaurant a few blocks away and helped us navigate a true French dinner experience. We would love to visit her villa again. THIS is a gem.
Other info: wifi was great, washer/dryer was super helpful, Danielle started us off with several food items in the fridge - lovely, and make sure to check out which towns hold which markets on which days before you plan your trip. The markets are a joy.
Provence is beautiful and Danielle, our guest, was charming, as usual.
We had a wonderful vacation in a stunning place.
Looking forward to go there again.
And of course, Danielle made things to be even nicer.
Even before we met Danielle, we had the proof that she had been a sensible and helpfull person.
When we arrived at the villa we could not believe our eyes how beautiful it was.
We had a wonderful vacation and we are looking forward to go again in
Provence, definitely at the same location.
And again, Danielle is an example of kindness and delicacy.
Hope to see you again, Danielle!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
There is housekeeping once a week
50% Non Refundable Deposit to confirm - Wire instructions will be send.
Viola! Pefect location in Provence *Villeneuve les Avignon-the best kept secret in France! Walk to Restaurants (lots of them!), Shopping, Centre Ville- the square, Historical sites and this is the just a start! You are just across the Rhone River,from Avignon and the Palais du Pape but Villeneuve is a magical place to enjoy all of Provence. A 14th Century Cardinals Palace and now your home for exploring and having the most for your trip! Live like you live here! The splendor of having it all on your Provence experience is here! It makes dreams come true....just ask me!
Your days start with heading to the village or city of your choice - explore, see the sites, have midi-dejeune and then head home, to nap, read in the garden or just catch up with yourself. Or perhaps a short walk around the corner for a cafe, panachie or french rose to enjoy the sights, sounds of a laid back village going about its busines? Being a part of this is the most amazing discovery of your trip.
Stopping by the Presse for your post cards, they remember you from day to day, as does the butcher (lovely meats-just point!), Fruits & Vegtables lady, the amazing bakery-that has macaroons to make you go every day-the bread and pastries- fresh -Just for You! English if somewhat stilted is everywhere!
The Restuarants are so delighful, they are most reasonable as it is where the locals eat too! English always found in them or practice your Francais - they are delighted to help! You will make new friends, either at the next table or
the staff! I guarantee it!
The 'maison' oh the house! Ma maison is your house...waking up in the midst of Provence with your own private garden, to have a coffee (or to walk quickly for the croissants, raison de pain or chocolate croissant FRESH from the oven-every morning!)
We live in the garden!
Fabulous kitchen with everything you could want to cook with or just serve after picking up! It is delightful to do it all!
So very nice to walk to dinner and home-needless to mention the fabulous food & wine. On the town square, or on the Rhone, the delightful ones tucked in on side streets adminst a treasured garden- a 5 minute walk...or a pick-up form the Patiserie, Boucherie or Casino (grocery store on square!).
Then the choice to have perhaps just wine & cheese after that fabulous lunch in Bistrot du Paradou outside St Remy...
It is about choices, yours!
There are days to explore including Villeneuve les Avignon, the Fort, the gardens the Chartreuse oh my goodness...on and on. Walk or take the bus to Avignon (Parking is Horendous!)explore the City, the Palais du Pape, the museums, the Place de Horlodge - wonderful Tourism Office there too! (I really like the one in Villeneuve behind the bank.) St. Remy, Les Baux, Arles, Nimes, Aix, Orange, Isle sur la Sorgue or head to the Luberons - Bonnieux, La Coste, Roussison and more charming villages to explore! Nice is coming back home.
My favorite is to make sure of the markets are going on that day in Provence. A trip to a village on market day makes it come alive and the sights, sounds & smells-always something to taste or pick-up! BEST BOOK - 'Markets of Provence', what a fabulous way to plan your days! AND one in the house in case you forgot to bring yours! Plus maps and suggested days to do when you are not sure what you want to!
Then there is the garden, to relax, enjoy and make the most of when I want to recapture my trip - it is always the time relaxing in the garden and seeing that bluest of blue skies that is difficult to describe...
I hope your trip to Provence is as fabulous as you want it to be!