Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis
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... of the Banon AOC style. This little cheese is amazing - a soft goats cheese which only takes 2 hours to manufacture and then about 2 weeks of aging - is wrapped in dried chestnut leaves and is so far the most absolutely outstanding cheese of our trip! Each 7-8cm diameter cheese requires about 1L of goats milk to manufacture, so you can understand that the production is pretty flat out!
With some cheese in our esky and the day still early we decided to get over the ...
... up for what she believed in. Even though all the adults and older kids were going along with it, she spoke out from her heart and was completely genuine and appalled that looks would even be a factor in friendships. And she is completely right. We always talk about how women are so critical on themselves. We wonder why young girls are already so self conscious, and we blame it on magazines, television, or the need to impress men... But really... The problem ...
... No "eat and run" when dining with the Pope nor could you even take a "souvenir" of your papal visit. Lastly, the only knife allowed on the Palace's premise was the knife the Pope used to cut his meat and the knife of the chief butcher. Everyone who attended dinner with the Pope had to simply tear their food apart with their teeth (good luck with that since Medieval dental care was not as advanced as today) or failing that, folks just had to use their hands. ...
... stopped by Nimes for an outside tour of the Roman Amphitheature as there was also summer concerts there.
Then we drove off to our final destination of this south of France trip: Cavanac near Carcassonne, some 2 hours drive away on highway, arriving before 8pm.
... in the middle of the 17th century the bridge was abandoned and is today the bridge to nowhere. And now for some retail therapy, so off to one of the few shopping malls in the area just outside of Avignon. Quick lunch then boys and girls go there separate ways. Not too much damage but everyone walked out with something to wear so all smiling. Guy off to the local to watch France play Germany with the locals and hopefully do some shopping for a stay at home ...
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Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon
Great hotel and location
My husband and I spent one night at this hotel last month (Nov. 2003).
It is located at the entrance of the walled city. It was very easy to find since there are signs pointing to all of the hotels. The hotel is very comfortable and clean. I would recommend staying here when visiting Avignon.
We loved this hotel so much we stayed in Avignon an extra night. The staff were so helpful and the pool on the roof was gorgeous. The medieval courtyard was magical, but our room was bang up to date modern, stylish and delightfully air conditioned. Breakfasts were superb and the whole place was spotless. Having spent our first night in Avignon in a ghastly hotel that was not much cheaper, this was heaven.
A so so room in a dull place
This hotel is on one of the uglier streets of Avignon, a city I like a lot. We got a rather large room in the attic of this old monastery and instantly I started to feel claustrophobic. It went from bad to worse when I found out you couldnīt open the windows. Possibly they have better rooms, but I would hesitate before booking a room in this hotel again. On Saturday night the hotelsīs restaurant and bar were closed, so it was all a bit dull.
Serenity at the Cloitre
The setting of this hotel is the picture of serenity just steps from all the tourist attractions of Avignon. This is one of the rare hotels that exceeded it's online pictures. The rooms are huge in comparison to what you get in Paris, the restaraunt was wonderfull, and the pool is a nice break in the late afternoon from a full day of sightseeing. And the staff was very helpfull, friendly and funny. I highly recommend it.
P.S. It is a bit hard to find since it is off of a side street that is a one way street. But there are actually street signs right off of Avenue de Republic to guide you.
Gorgeous hotel in quiet quarter of Avignon perfectly located for exploring the city and surrounding countryside. Friendly staff, great catering, spacious and well furnished rooms.
10 minute walk from Palais and only a 2 minute walk from Eurostar terminal!
This is the hotel you want in Avignon
This hotel was one of the highlights of our trip (my wife and I) to Provence last year: beautiful setting and rooms, amazingly friendly/helpful staff, great breakfast buffet (best we've had anywhere in world) and dining, central location within the walled city, AND BEST OF ALL, a huge, free parking lot adjacent to the hotel...the only one this convenient in the walled city of Avignon. After staying here and checking out the other hotels in the walled city, we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.
Amazing architecture, not really hard to find, walking distance to the Palais but it's a walk! Great deal during off season (March). Nice staff.
We stayed at the Clarion for 2 nights in Jan 03. Had some issues finding the place using the directions on their website but it was at night and we were tired. The hotel has no front. Very weired setup but pretty cool once you walk in. We could almost hear/see the kids running down those halls ( I guess the hotel used to be a school ). We stayed in one of the rooms in the new addtion. The room was large but the layout was strange. The room is a rectangler... the bathroom is totally open with no door for privacy when taking a shower. The toilet is on the other side of the room with a door. If you stay around there... make sure to visit O'rileys just down the street. Very nice irish pub.
Anyway, the room was clean and nice people. Wouldn't stay here again just because I would like to try something new and the room had a weird setup but sometimes the dollar speaks louder. great price $70