Thames Residence Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Thames Residence Hotel Avignon
Travel Blogs from Avignon
"Living the dream"
We met our charming hostess, Veronique, late yesterday afternoon. Fortunately she speaks and writes in perfect English so instructions were easy to understand. The home is built into ancient city walls and includes a grotto with spa, carved into rock. The layout is interesting with lots of low stone doorways and winding stairways, leading to the various levels. ...
... were curtains, powerpoints, individual storage lockers, comfy beds and air conditioned rooms. It may not sound like that much but it was awesome!! After waiting at the shop for 45 minutes for takeaway chicken and rice for dinner, it was a night of getting to know a few people on my bus over a 1€ glass of wine, which strangely enough was ...
Today we left on our Provence Le Grand Tour - headed for Orange and the Roman remains there. Then onto wine tasting at vineyards around the area. Three of the group then had to be returned to Avignon - here we grabbed lunch before setting off again, to the village of Gordes and then to Roussillon, an interesting village that reflects (uses) the colours from the cliffs around. Then ...
We drove a reasonably short drive from Sete to Avignon, arriving just before midday.
The day was spent doing domestic duties, we navigated the narrow one way network to find a laundromat within the walled city.
I volunteered to do the washing while Marty & Liv went to the information centre and find somewhere to park.
It's amazing how much harder it is to do the laundry when you can't read any of ...
... in France. At least on the surface. One can tell it is civilised because the street people all have dogs. That means there is unemployment payments and one gets extra money to feed your dog, which naturally you can feed as much or as little as you want. (From chatting to people in Portugal I understood there are no social payments, Spain I dont know because they dont chat). But, on day one, it is that wonderful mix of history and chic modernity. I even felt that I had ...