Need to know
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $459.34 (€409), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.53 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include breakfast.
Art historians, listen up: the hotel has more than 200 paintings from the 17th to 19th centuries.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, car park. In rooms: TV, free bottled water, tea-making kit, Nespresso coffee machine, air-conditioning and Codage bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Each of the five rooms has its own character, whether it’s the stylish spirit of La Serenissima in the Venice Suite or the legacy of Tutankhamun that inspired the Consul Suite. We especially loved the garden-facing Anatole Suite, the mascot of which is a globe-trotting Grand Tour sort who helpfully gathered the various trinkets and treasures on display (model boats, orientalist paintings, mirrors, screens and a canopy).
There’s a heated pool and Jacuzzi in the garden.
The Foly in the garden has a hammam, sauna and one treatment room for specialist massages (upright, Korean, Californian) and rituals using French favourite spa brand Codage. Pilates, yoga and fitness classes can be arranged.
Bring your Pocket Shakespeare if you’ve timed your visit during Avignon’s annual theatre festival (July), or horticultural handbooks for identifying the blooms in the city’s biggest private garden.
The hotel is not easily accessible for wheelchair users.
All ages are welcome, but there’s no lift in the main house, so prams and pushchairs will have to be carried up the stairs.