What to do in Avignon?
Near the Limas, you will have the pleasure of walking through the historic district of Avignon. The Pont Saint-Bénézet, the Palais des Papes and the Petit Palais, with its magnificent collection of primitive Italian paintings, are a stone's throw from our luxury guesthouse in Avignon. Admire all the splendor of Provence, while strolling in the gardens of the Doms. You can have a coffee or a meal on the terrace in Place Grillon. All year round, enjoy performances by the Avignon Opera on Place de l'Horloge. The city's unmissable event is the Festival d'Avignon, founded in 1947. It is today one of the most important international festivals of contemporary live performance. Ask your hosts for advice on discovering the city and the best addresses.
The city of Orange is full of remains from Roman times. The buildings steeped in history will surprise you and brighten up your stroll through the alleys of the city center. Don't miss the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth Cathedral and the Ancient Theater. From the Saint-Eutrope hill, you will get a superb view of the city.
This City of Art and History is a must in the south of France. It is home to many intact historic buildings such as the Nîmes arena, the Maison Carrée or the Clock Tower. The unmissable event of the city is the Féria de Nîmes which has been held every year since 1952, a unique spectacle awaits you.
Let yourself be tempted by a stroll in the Provençal scrubland to meet a unique structure, the Pont-du-Gard. This ancient Roman aqueduct has retained all its splendor and authenticity, it is one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world. It spans the Gardon river, where you can practice relaxation and water sports.
The first duchy of France is a must for anyone wishing to discover Provence in all its splendor. Architecture lovers will be under the spell of its old town with the ducal castle and the Romanesque tower Fenestrelle. Take a walk on the Place de l'Herbe, you will appreciate the market, the conviviality of the restaurants and the beautiful arcaded houses.
The Baux de Provence
Perched on its rocky outcrop, the city of Baux-de-Provence is a must-see in the south of France. Discover its rich heritage and its exceptional monuments: the Château des Baux-de-Provence, the Church of Saint-Vincent, the Porte Eyguières and the Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs. The unmissable site of the village remains the Carrières de Lumières where a unique spectacle of sound and light is offered.
The city of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is known for the passage of the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. Visit the buildings that trace its history: the Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery and the Estrine museum. Saint Rémy de Provence is also home to historical monuments such as the archaeological site of Glanum and the Antiques.
Do you like to hunt, discover works of art and buy old pieces? L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is the ideal city. With its second-hand market, which is held every Sunday morning on the quays, and its antique villages, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is the city of dreams for lovers of art and antique pieces.
Less than an hour's drive from our luxury guest house in Avignon is the village of Gordes, located on the hillside. The cobbled streets of the city center are full of secrets and exceptional places: the castle, the church, the calades, the cellars of the Saint-Firmin Palace and the Saint-Jacques Chaplaincy. Time has stood still in the village of Gordes.
The city of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is located less than 20 km from our charming guest rooms in Avignon center. This city is known around the world for its production of exceptional wines. The date to remember: the Fête de la Veraison, the first weekend in August, a unique opportunity to discuss with the winegrowers and discover the local products.
Aix en Provence
Aix-en-Provence, also called the “city of a thousand fountains” is a must in the south of France. Walk the alleys of its city center to discover the Cours Mirabeau, the town hall square, the calissons shops, the Jourdan park and the Rotonde fountain, all accompanied by the song of the cicadas.
The village of Roussillon is charming and peaceful, but the unmissable site of the town is the Sentier des Ocres. During an exceptional walk in the heart of nature, walk the path and find information panels on the geology, flora, history and the ocher massif of the Luberon. A beautiful afternoon with family or friends awaits you in Roussillon.