In the Middle Ages, Avignon rose to prominence as the home of the
Popes at the time of their exile from Rome. The impressive Palais
des Papes (the Popes' Palace) still dominates Avignon today. This
lively city in the heart of Provence preserves many signs of its fascinating
past - most notably the ancient bridge immortalized in the song "Sur
le pont d'Avignon." Cultural highlights include the annual arts
festival held in Avignon each summer. With many fine restaurants in
the area, you can enjoy superb cuisine, as well as wonderful wines
from the nearby vineyards along the banks of the River Rhone. Avignon
is also an excellent base for day trips to surrounding areas of Provence,
such as the Lubéron Valley to the east and the historic cities
of Arles and Avignon to the south.
The Residence de Saunerie is situated on a quiet street in the center
of Avignon, close to the Popes' Palace, the covered market, and the
narrow, winding streets of the central pedestrian area. Located in
a skillfully renovated 17th-century townhouse that features a flower-filled
courtyard, these studio apartments offer a pleasant and attractive
base for your stay in Provence.
These studio apartments include double bed or twin beds, bathroom,
living / dining area and simply equipped kitchenette. Furnishings
are simple but comfortable. All apartments offer direct dial telephone
and color TV.
Daily maid service is available at extra cost. Linen is provided;
weekly linen change