Villa 226

  • Location Villeneuve les Avignon, France
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6
  • Rating

Dating back to the 18th Century, this lovely domaine belonged to the Popes of Avignon. The property has been renovated to a high standard with 6 en-suite bedrooms, a modern, well-equipped kitchen, and large open living areas to accommodate up to 12 guests.

An intimate garden and private pool will ensure enjoyment of the outdoors. The house is attached to, and completely private from, the owner’s residence with private pools, gardens and entrances.

Enjoy the benefits of being on the grounds with tennis courts and a lovely small restaurant just moments away by foot.

Located walking distance to the quaint village of Villeneuve les Avignon and 1.5 miles from the historic walled city of Avignon - just 5 minutes by car.

Bedrooms

6 bedroom/ 6 bathrooms sleeps 12

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - King bed or 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, sink, WC). Opens on the terrace and the garden. A/C.
  • Bedroom 2 - King bed or 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). Vaulted bedroom. A/C.

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 3 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 4 - King bed or 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 5 - King bed or 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 6 - King bed or 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.

Inside

  • Air Conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV (Canal Sat) with English News Channels
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers
  • Indoor Dining for 12 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Cartakers living on the property
  • Baby Crib/ Cot if required
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels

Outside

  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 People
  • Gas BBQ
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • 6 clay Tennis courts on the Property (Villeneuve les Avignon Tennis Club)
  • Pool is about 80m from the house
  • Views on the Villeneuve les Avignon Castle
  • Private Parking

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 9m x 7m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Fence

Salt water System: No

Heated?: No

Note: The pool is nestled in stone walls, surrounded by flowers, in a beautifu private setting.
The pool is set 80 m from the house with views of the Château Fort d'Avignon.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning included, as well as 4 maid hours twice per week. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.

Note: Maps show approximate location

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Villeneuve les Avignon 1 KM 0.62 mi Map
Nearby Village Saint Rémy de Provence 20 KM 12.4 mi Map
Nearby Village Gordes 30 KM 18.6 mi Map

 

Locale

City of history and city of theater, the fortified city of Avignon will not leave you indifferent. Avignon's architecture is marked by papal history.

Avignon - Palace of the Popes

Going through any of the seven doors of the superbly preserved walls one discovers the city of the Popes. The Palace of the Popes built in the 14th century overlooks a lively square.

Nearby are the museums the Petit Palais and Palais du Roure, not too far away stands the famous Pont d'Avignon.

Avignon : Square and ramparts

Take your time wandering about the streets of Avignon. The ancient streets, the courtyards of the private mansions, the renovated facades will all charm you!

One of the most elegant streets is the rue Joseph Vernet, adjacent to the Calvet museum and the Requien Museum.

Avignon Museum

Don't miss the Antiquaire quarter, the Place de l'Horloge or the Chemin de Ronde which will take you to the Rocher des Doms.

From the top of the ramparts you can understand why the site was chosen for a fort: Avignon stands high above the immense plains of the Rhône River and is the strategic point of the whole valley.

Avignon - Cathedral

The theater festival has made Avignon important in modern times. Started in 1947 by Jean Vilar, every year between the 10th of July and the 5th of August nearly 120,000 spectators come to discover new talent or admire those actors already known.

These shows (dance, theater or music) are enhanced by the background of powerful history and often appear renewed or refreshed in this environment.

Avignon - The historic city

The Off Festival is a series ot street shows set up by would be actors and is considered to be an excellent work lab for these aspiring young people.

Late at night when the shows are over the terraces fill up with actors and spectators alike all creating a unique atmosphere found only in Avignon in the summer.

Getting here:
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
Avignon Papal City

Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards, Saint Rémy de Provence and Gordes are all less than half an hour drive.

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets:

Tuesday: Aix en Provence et Vaison la Romaine

Wednesday: St-Remy & Uzes

Tuesday: Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

Friday: Bonnieux, Carpentras & Lourmarin

Saturday: Arles & Le Thor

Sunday: Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Local Restaurants
Châteauneuf du Pape
Fontaine de Vaucluse
Gordes
Les Baux de Provence
L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Saint Rémy de Provence
Vaison La Romaine

Within Walking distance
Villeneuve les Avignon village center is only 10 minutes' walk.

Groceries
Small grocery shops in Villeneuve, larger stores in Les Angles, 5 minutes' drive.