The Best Hotels in Avignon for Every Traveller

Stay in a secluded 17th-century sanctuary on the picturesque Barthelasse Island
Stay in a secluded 17th-century sanctuary on the picturesque Barthelasse Island | Courtesy of Mas de Capelou / Expedia
Nicholas Grantham

Avignon is one of the most interesting cultural towns in France, with fascinating medieval monuments, an enormous annual performing arts festival, brilliant restaurants, and an animated night life. If you’re planning a trip, read this guide to its very best hotels.

1. La Divine Comédie – Demeure Privée & Spa


Outdoor seating on the terrace at La Divine Comédie, with potted trees and a stone balustrade balcony
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Set within the largest private gardens in Avignon, La Divine Comedie is an eclectic hotel and spa, just a short distance from the famed Palais des Papes. The hotel has a traditional yet playful feel, with classic design making way for modern artworks and furnishings. The five distinct guest suites feature luxury comforts, such as deep baths and king-sized beds. The expertly maintained garden is definitely a highlight, with curated flower beds and ancient trees, perfect to lose yourself for a few hours during your stay.

2. La Maison Grivolas


A couch, chairs, table and kitchenette in a loft studio at La Maison Grivolas
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Found within the historic city walls, La Maison Grivolas is just a short walk to many of the city’s best known attractions. Each of the three suites have plenty of fantastic features, from fully-furnished kitchenettes, blackout curtains and even a shared private pool. If you’re looking to fill up before hitting the city, be sure to make full use of the delicious complimentary breakfast, served either in the dining area or the comfort of your own room.

3. Mas de Capelou

Bed and Breakfast

The landscaped grounds and the exterior of Mas de Capelou, with light blue shutters on the windows
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Located on the picturesque Barthelasse Island, this secluded sanctuary is ideal for visitors wanting a truly relaxing stay. Previously a traditional 17th-century mansion, it has been fully renovated into the charming bed and breakfast it is today. Each of the individually styled rooms comes with a contemporary design and features a complimentary breakfast. If you’re looking for an extended stay, consider one of Mas de Capelou’s holiday apartments: with fully fitted kitchens, large living area and separate rooms for their guests.

4. La Villa de Margot Chambres d'hôtes

Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouse

The facade of Villa de Margot, with red flowers out front and light gray doors and shutters
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Based in the heart of Avignon’s old town district, Villa de Margot Chambres is an upmarket guesthouse with direct access to Pont Saint-Bénézet as well as the famed Jardin des Doms. The former walled residence has a Mediterranean aesthetic and offers guests a welcome retreat from the nearby busy streets, with two bedrooms and two suites available to book. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, be sure to book the Chambre Romantique, a beautiful guestroom overlooking the striking Palais des Papes.

5. L'appartement de l'Atelier d'artiste

Apartment, Luxury

Well suited for large groups, L’appartement de l’Atelier d’artiste is a wonderfully restored artists apartment in central Avignon. Spread over three levels, the apartment features four individual bedrooms, three bathrooms and a maximum capacity of eight guests at any one time. Offering the perfect base for exploring everything Avignon has to offer on your own terms, the apartment has two lounge areas for you to relax in, as well as a fully-fitted kitchen for preparing some delicious homecooked meals.

6. La Mirande

Independent Hotel, Hotel

A bed and armchairs in a hotel room at La Mirande in Avignon, with pink patterned wallpaper
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An extraordinary five-star boutique in the city centre, this once stately house was converted into a hotel a little over 30 years ago and has been one of Avignon’s top ever since. The interiors have been carefully restored to channel the opulence of the regency era, with lavish design and antique furnishings; the rooms would make you believe you’ve stepped back into the 18th century, albeit with contemporary amenities. If you’re looking for something special, the hotel offers cooking classes in the restaurant, giving guests the chance to cook an exquisite meal for their family and friends.

7. Hôtel Boquier

Bed and Breakfast, Hotel

Couches in the reception and sitting area at Hôtel Boquier, with a white wood beam ceiling
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A short walk away from the centre in a peaceful residential district, you’ll find the Hotel Boquier, a charming guesthouse with a personable, authentic atmosphere. The rooms are warm and open, with plenty of modern amenities as well as personal features such as locally-sourced wooden furniture and luxury linens that create a true home-away-from-home experience. One of the highlights is the open lounge area, where guests can spread out on the comfortable sofas and enjoy a drink after a long day of sightseeing.

8. L'Oriflamme

Apartment, Budget Hotel

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Opened by couple Julie and Thomas following a loving restoration, today L’Oriflamme offers an easy option for longer visits in Avignon. The studio apartments are furnished with everything you’d need for extended stays and are just a short walk from many of the city’s hotspots including the Les Halles market. With a great knowledge of the local area and a personable service, the owners are more than happy to recommend some of the region’s best activities including cycling tours, mountain biking and hikes around the picture-perfect countryside.

9. Hotel Le Cloitre Saint Louis


A view looking down on the grounds and gardens at Hotel Le Cloitre St Louis, with outdoor seating and trees next to the stone building
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With its origins dating back just over 400 years, the Hotel Le Cloitre Saint Louis is a living, breathing piece of Avignon history and an excellent option for guests wanting to embrace the city’s vibrant heritage. Today, the hotel is an enticing four-star retreat in the city centre, with its own private garden, outdoor pool and delicious in-house restaurant. A popular choice for events, the hotel has the original 16th-century courtyard available to hire, perfect for wedding receptions or business conferences.

10. Regina Hotel

Boutique Hotel

A bed, luggage racks and a table with a lamp in a chic hotel room at the Regina Hotel in Avignon
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Found along Avignon’s charming Rue de la République, the Regina offers guests a creative blend of tradition in a contemporary setting. The staff are happy to book tours to some of the region’s best attractions, including the Saint-Bénézet bridge, the Arc de Triomphe in Orange and the Palais des Papes to name a few.

This is an updated version of an article originally written by Colette Lewis.

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