As you leave the train station and enter through the gates into the city, you are walking along a beautiful street lined with trees. It feels very welcoming. The Bristol is located within minutes of the station. We spent 4 nights here and did easy day trips by train and bus.
Our room was large and comfortable. Everytime we entered the hotel, the staff welcomed us by name. All staff were helpful but one very nice dark haired lady would go out of her way to find information for our daily travels.
The free wifi in the rooms had a weak signal so we often would sit in the very comfortable lounge where the signal was stronger.
We bought food from the grocery store down the street for our breakfast so didn't try the one available in the hotel (very expensive). There is also a bakery across the street.
Avignon is a great base to visit the area. We took a train to Arles, a bus to St Remy de Provence, a bus to Pont du Gard (limited schedule but worth the trip), a city bus to Villeneuve-les-Avignon across the river, as well as explored the city. The park at the top of the city past the Papal Palace, was magnificent and a beautiful spot to escape the heat. The tourist information centre is within 200 m of the hotel.
There are lots of restaurants, especially in the square about 5 minutes walk up the street towards the palace.
If you arrive by TGV, you will be at a station outside of town. There is a frequent navette bus (shuttle) for about 30-40 cents to bring you right into the city. It takes about 5 minutes and deposits you about a 1 minute walk from the hotel door.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Staying at a Bristol Hotel Avignon is the perfect way to explore an unparalleled history! The Avignon’s old town is literally blanketed with historic sites including the Papal Palace, the Petit-palais Museum, the Saint Bénézet Bridge, the Notre-Dame-des-Doms Cathedral, the Doms Rocks, the Calvet Museum, the Saint-Didier Church and the Saint-Pierre Church. Located within the city walls, in the very heart of historic Avignon, the Hotel Bristol is an establishment with a tradition. Less than 10 minutes on foot from the Papal Palace, we do our very best to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. You can leave your car in front of the hotel when you are checking in. If you have reserved a space in our private garage, a personal vehicle parking and retrieval service will be provided by our valet attendant. Otherwise, we can also show you public parking lots in the vicinity of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bristol Hotel Avignon