Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel de la Mirande

Pl. de la Mirande, Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 84000, France Fodor's Choice

A romantic's dream of a hotel, this petit palais permits you to step into 18th-century Avignon---complete with painted coffered ceilings, precious antiques, extraordinary handmade wall coverings, and beautiful Asian rugs. Other superb grand siècle touches include the sisal mats on the floors; they were the height of chic back in the Baroque era. Guest rooms—most with views of the palace—are both gorgeous and comfy, with extraordinary marble baths. Six stunning rooms in a separate building in the garden are lavishly decorated in the Empire style. The central lounge is a skylighted and jazz-warmed haven, while the costume-drama dining room is the perfect setting for the restaurant's sophisticated cuisine, one of the best in Avignon under chef Florent Pietravalle.

PROS

  • a step back in time to a more gracious era
  • luxurious toiletries
  • beautiful courtyard garden

CONS

  • old-fashioned baths may not appeal to all
  • very pricey rooms and dining
  • breakfast not included in price

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 04–90–14–20–20

HOTEL DETAILS

27 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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