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Today is alas, the last half day of the formal tour – I will have to make my own entertainment from lunchtime onwards. However, the good news is there remains a final tasting. This was a last minute change as our hoped Gigondas visit had to be cancelled, as there was far too much win making going on. So, in stepped
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Avignon is a beautiful town. I awoke early and decided that a run was in order. I had mapped out a run on one of my running web sites but it didn't look easy so I looked to see if there were any others. There was one which went around the town in a loop which was perfect. It turned out this was basically a run around the Ramparts which circle the …
Alas, it was time to depart the Maison Pic and head further south down river. This morning we ventured through Orange and on to Château Beauchêne. A slightly unusual visit as this was off-piste for the trip but allowed our Guide to mix a little business with pleasure and us the opportunity to taste the new wine from this estate just before it was …
This morning after breakfast Craig and Terry dropped us into Avignon and went off to Mont Ventoux – Craig has been sick and so he only did half of it. Plus the weather was very cold up there so even Terry found it a little challenging – but he did it so he was Man of Mountain for today. Mary and I walked through a very quiet Avignon and initially went to see the Palais des Papes ...
... to any one who likes to explore french quaint villages and the countryside. I've been here 4 weeks now, 6 more to go. It's been great. Of course, not without many challenges, as is life. And hopefully, being here will be a great lifelong growing opportunity. Message me and let me know how you are doing. I'll eat a chocolate croissant in Paris in your honor. ...
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Stay Here for Elegance and Charm
This is a hotel that does everything well. The service is outstanding, profession and friendly. The property surrounds a beautiful enclosed courtyard with trees, flowers and fountain where meals can be served. We had booked two standard rooms, one double, and one with twin beds for our daughters. Each were large, and beautifully decorated. One of them had a gorgeous marble bath and the other had older tile but they were both well equiped with anything you could want, including the best hair dryer I've ever used! The lobby and all sitting rooms are elegant and peaceful, and a computer with free internet access is available in one. We hired their guide, Mika for two days of touring which was wonderful and very helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel!
Quiet elegant location
For the expensive room rate you get friendly and helpful staff, a large upscale room, wonderful breakfast and a quiet location on small square. What's not to like! Spent three days in April and loved the comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Try Restaurant les Artists across the square for a great inexpensive bistro meal.
Loved the Hotel & Service
Traveled from Paris to Avignon after getting engaged on November 7th. Stayed at the Hotel D'Europe from 11/9 - 13/2004. The beautiful hotel is only surpassed by the outstanding service. I emailed Cecile who was extremely helpful in making the reservation and assisting throughout our stay - including a complementary bottle of Champagne waiting in our room!
Avignon is a great central location for exploring Provence. Don't miss an incredible meal at the hotel's restaurant. Would also highly recommend dining at a quaint, local, fixed menu restaurant, Le Jardin Du Quai located about 10 miles East of Avignon. Very reasonable and a great French experience.
I stayed at d'Europe for a full week,from june 25 to july 02.It was absolutely wonderful.Big and quiet rooms,excellent staff,specially Sandy the blond girl from the front reception when I checked in.The restaurant was perfect.Avignon is an excelent base to tour Provence:Arles,Gordes,Nimes,Les Baux de Provence,Roussilon,Luberon...
Romance in Avignon
Terrific room at a great rate. Delicious, perfectly served dinner under the stars in the courtyard, while listening to a great duo singing romantic standards in French. No matter how often we stay here, it never disappoints. THE place to share a romantic time in Avignon.
Quiet & Elegant
Stayed at the Hotel D'Europe March 2004. It was elegant, upscale, and very clean in a quiet area of the city. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. The bar and restaurant breakfast service were excellent. Entry way is a lovely large patio where we enjoyed a drink in the evenings. Would highly recommend this hotel!
This is a high class hotel, dripping with character and history. The staff are unpretentious and very friendly and helpful. The feeling is like staying with friends in a very elegant home. If you stay here, make time to have lunch or breakfast in the courtyard; it is one of the nicest spots anywhere. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
A Special Hotel
We stayed here 5 years ago and remembered it as a very fine hotel. Our second stay just a few days ago confirmed our memories. It is a beautiful hotel with lovely staff and very good food. My only gripe would be that 20 euros per person for a room service continetal breakfast is way too expensive.
A Great Place
One of the most beautiful hotels I´ve stayed in and possibly one of the most dignified hotels in the world. It is located an small palace which dates back many centuries. Napoleon and other luminaries of French history stayed here. The hotel is quite small, which to me is an advantage, and the staff are very attentive. Some of the rooms come quite cheap as hotels of this kind go, but even the cheaper rooms are quite luxurious. Recommended without reservation.
My wife and I stayed at Hotel d'Europe in Avignon, France for 5 weeks this summer. After having stayed at many hotels around the world, we can say without hesitation that all sections of the hotel operated with efficiency, courtesy, and attentiveness to our every comfort. During our unusually long stay, we had numerous occasions to make requests of the staff at the front desk; we found them to be, without exception, courteous and helpful. On many days we ate a delicious breakfast in the hotel's beautiful outdoor courtyard in the shade of a 200 yeard old plane tree. The consistent cheerfulness of the hostess was a wonderful way to begin the day. General Manager Hendrik Daudeij has done an outstanding job of hiring excellent employees. We would highly recommend Hotel d'Europe for anyone visiting the Avignon area.