This was the coolest find ever. Laurent who runs the B&B has put in so much time and effort into making this boat a great place for his guests. We stayed in the Reve (dream) room, but we were also blown away to be shown a TinTin room which is the greatest thing I have ever seen (the walls are covered in Tin Tin illustrations) and I just take my hat off to Laurent who works so hard for his guests and makes it a truly memorable experience. We had great chats over breakfast and in the evenings with Laurent and the other guests, and felt like it wasn't just another hotel, but an experience we will never forget! Also, the homemade jam Laurent makes is the best ever! Best to stay on this boat if you're a respectful guest who treats it like a home, rather than a party boat. It's Laurent's home as well as a B&B and so I think it's best to stay here if you're a peaceful traveller who understands the boundaries of this set up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 10 minute walk from downtown Avignon, on the edge of the Rhône, the 38 meters long barge welcomes you with a green gardin atmosphere on one side and incredible view overlooking the Palace of the Popes and the medieval ramparts. Parking within 20 metres of the barge. On board, rocked sometimes by the soft waves of passing boats along the Rhone, you can take advantage of the terrace to have a bite to eat, relax or take a nap, all within close proximity to the historic heart of Avignon. Piot and Barthelasse islands are classified as protected natural sites playing host to hundreds of species of faune, ideal for a hike or a bike ride. ... more less