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My husband and I spent three nights at the Mirande. It is one of the finest hotels we have ever experienced. The hotel has old charm with comfortable rooms. The location is perfect for seeing the sites of Avignon. The staff is outstanding. We had excellent advice for touring in the area and for several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. The breakfast room and the atrium space for tea are nice places to relax.
"Our New Favorite Hotel!"
We spent four nights at La Bastide during a family trip to Provence. Avignon makes a wonderful base for seeing nearby sights like the Pont du Gard, and towns like Les Baux, Nimes and Arles. The hotel itself has been beautifully restored. The rooms, while a little small by Twenty-first Century standards, are beautifully appointed and cozy. The public spaces are elegant, but inviting. The staff was unfailingly helpful and friendly, and made our stay even more enjoyable. If you're in Avignon on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening, don't miss the Mirande's chef's table! We took our children (12 and 14), who loved it!
What a beautiful hotel. Service was impeccable too. We requested room #20 which was amazing. Location is in the heart of the old city and staying at La Mirande makes you feel like you've gone back in time. Well worth the extra money to stay here for a night.
"Elegant place with excellent location"
We stayed there for one night in November and it was a really pleasant stay. The XVIII century building is very nice, the rooms combine the original charming style with great comfort, including excellent beds and comfortable and large bathrooms and very quiet. The night we were there the restaurant was closed and replaced by the Table d'hôtes hosted by an excellent chef in the old style cosy kitchen. The chef cooked and served an excellent dinner. We will be happy to go back!
"Luxury hotel in the heart of town, amazing service, quiet beauty"
This hotel lives up to its reputation in every way. It used to house the cardinals, and is suitably enormous with rooms two-stories high, quaint old stone spiral staircases, and lots of nooks and crannies which the hotel has filled with comfortable seating, small tables, delightful 18th and 19th century décor, and quirky modern artwork mixed in with traditional pieces. We arrived in our room, overlooking the ancient Palais du papes, to find a table set with fresh tangerines, a box of chocolates, and even silverware and fine linen. The room was decorated in high 19th century style, with every inch floral. The bathroom had the most delightful plumbing, heavy and solid and made of porcelain and stainless steel, probably made in England around 1900, but the shower was modern with one of those high soaker shower heads. The service was 5-star, but the best experience of all was eating dinner prepared by Severaine in the basement kitchen. We were just eight people that night, lucky us, and she talked us through her gourmet meal which she made the way I might make peanut butter sandwiches for my children – calmly, joking, with expertise and a deft hand. Each plate was a work of art, and we were served various wines to match each course. We began with aperitifs in the cave, where we got a glimpse of the rare expensive wine collection. We ate seating around a large wooden table right in the kitchen, where Severaine explained not only her cooking techniques, but also more importantly, her philosophy of starting with the best local ingredients. She never plans ahead – she goes to the market and buys the most fresh local items available, and makes a menu around them. Beware – it is very tricky to arrive her by car. Plan your route carefully ahead of time. We relied on GPS which led us down one-way streets, each narrower than the last, resulting in quite a bit of scrambling to finally find our way. Once there, everything you might want to see in Avignon is in walking distance, so you won’t need your car until you leave.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM