Charming house 5 min from Avignon

House - Entire home/apt · Rue de la République, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Languedoc-Roussillon 30400, France
Martine & Marc

It is in fact a very old little house which was a part of the abbey in the Middle Age. You moreover have to borrow the monumental gate of the abbey to reach it in the little street where are the workshops of the Chartreuse !

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It is in fact a very old little house which was a part of the abbey in the Middle Age. You moreover have to borrow the monumental gate of the abbey to reach it in the little street where are the workshops of the Chartreuse !

The Space

Charming little independent studio located in the heart of the medieval village of Villeneuve-les-Avignon, situated only 5 minutes away just across the “Pont d’Avignon” from the vibrant city. It is a typical Provencal style house of good standing; the area is beautiful and peaceful, right next to the entrance of the historical Abbey.

Composed of 1 main room, there are 1 comfortable "Ikéa" sofa double bed (140 x 200, compound of 2 spring mattresses of 70 x 200 interconnected in their length by a zipper), and a second one (140 x 190), wardrobe, washing machine, independent entry door, private bathroom with an italian shower and some kitchen appliances, TV and Wi-Fi, Air-conditionning system.

In the village of Villeneuve, you will find many shops, restaurants, bakeries, and a typical Provencal market on Thursday and Saturday.

It suits a couple or a family with 2 kids perfectly. It can accommodate up to 4 people or 2 couples (notice there are 2 double beds only).
All sheets and towels are included.
Basic products are available in the kitchen.
Cleaning is included (at end of the stay).

On request, we will be more than happy to provide a historical visit of the nearby Abbey CHARTREUSE (Marc is a voluntary free guide in English & Italiano)

If needed, we can pick you up at the 2 Avignon train stations (10 minutes away)

Restaurants: in Villeneuve, there is a wide range of great restaurants.

Transport to go to Avignon:
- Car : easy to reach. There is free car park right next to the house.
- City Buses Line nr 5 every 15/20 minutes (in July and August, they're working until 2am),
- Taxis.
- Free parking and buses from "Piot" Island (located on the way to Avignon) with free shuttle up to Avignon centre
- 30 minutes walking distance, (15 min only with free buses)
- 15 minutes by bike (”Vélopop” station to ride bicycle 24/7 at 5 minutes).

Rates low season (october to april) :
- 50 € per night
- 300 € per week
- 960 € per month

Rates – high season (May to September - except July) :
- 70 € per night
- 450 € per week
- 1450 € per month

Rate for Avignon festival (July)
- 90 € per night
- 580 € per week

Forecast an extra fee of 10 € per day for more than 2 people.

We hope you will enjoy staying in our little house. We would be pleased to answer any of your questions if you need more information.

Guest Access

Airbnb's Travelers have access to the garden, there, in full city center, just in front of the small house, where they can take their breakfasts and their meals...

Interaction with Guests

During the arrival of every Traveler we try to know what drove them here to be better able to inform them about all the historic and touristic informations of this mythical place of Provence...

The Neighborhood

All the historic center of Villeneuve-les-Avignon is a page of the History of France in the Middle Age. And our small house is at the heart of the historic center, in the door of the abbey of the Val de Bénédiction, house of Cardinal Etienne AUBERT who become Pope under the name of Innocent VI in 1352...

Getting around

You can park your car in front of the house (it is safe, and free).

In case you plan to arrive by the train, on request, we shall go to welcome you free of charge at the station Avignon Centre or at the TGV station of Avignon (just communicate by SMS or e-mail the hour of your arrival - we shall brandish a poster with your name in the point of welcome of the station).

In case you plan to arrive by air, we shall go to welcome you at the airport of Avignon (communicate us by SMS or e-mail the hour of your arrival).

Other Things to Note

If you wish to organize your excursions in the region you can usefully consult the information on our blog the address of which is our name Pairet followed by point and org...

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
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  • We love Marc & Martine's place. We stayed 4 nights using the studio flat as a base to explore the surrounding countryside. They are 1.5 miles from Avignon so you can walk it (but hot in June) or drive closer and park for free. The wine country is all around and if you are around on a Saturday, then get up fairly early and drive 50 minutes to Uzés park in the underground car park in the town centre and make your way down the hill and find a boulangerie. Buy your breakfast there and eat it the French way at a local outdoor café. The market is simply amazing. It finishes around lunch time, so head back stopping off at Point du Gare - the incredible Roman viaduct. Pick up lunch at the main restaurant, explore the sights and be sure to bring flip flops, swimming gear and a towel and you can cool off in the river. Marc kindly provided a 50% discount voucher from his role as a guide at the local medieval monastery, just 100 metres from the studio.

    Studio is compact but fully equipped with great washing machine and essentials such a butter, milk, salad dressing, jams and best of all, a bottle of Marc's great white wine.

    Good selection of restaurants all around, but do treat yourself to the best - literally just around the corner.

    Would have no hesitation of booking again as it's a great combination of comfort, convenience and price.

    June 2014
    Martine & Marc
    Response from Martine & Marc:

    Our soon M%artin has explained before leaving back to Berlin that you were sesappointed to have lost your hat at the Pont du Gard. As soon as we get back to Uzes, we shall try to found you a similar...

    Bon Voyage for the rest of your stay in the south of France and in particular in Carcassonne and Bordeaux area...

    June 2014
  • This little house was a perfect home during our stay in Villeneuve les Avignon. It is comfortable for two people and well-equipped for basic daily needs, including a bottle of wine and a garden in which to enjoy it. The location is ideal: Restaurants and shopping essentials are minutes away by foot, the bus to Avignon is not far and freeway access for day trips is fairly easy. Parking can be tricky in the evenings, but patience pays. Marc and Martine, the hosts, are delightful and happy to offer suggestions for exploring the area. Marc's knowledge of history of the neighboring Chartreuse is amazing!

    June 2014
  • The space was wonderful and Marc was an excellent host. Great location if you want to be away from the hustle. Great bakery and small town square close by

    June 2014
  • Its a small apartment within a lovely place. All you need for breakfast or diner is on walking distance. The city is very nice to walk around.

    May 2014
  • We had a marvelous 3 days in Marc and Martine's paradise cottage. Neat and pretty and comfortable. Our hosts were lovely people:interesting & very helpful. Anyone would be lucky to stay here. It's a beautiful, historic village in a gorgeous area of France.

    May 2014
  • Marc was a very gracious host. He picked us up at the train station and made sure that we were comfortable and knew about the apartments and its amenities. He was very helpful with providing information and assistance with the traveling. The little charming house is indeed very charming and sweet; we absolutely enjoyed its location (next to the historical Chartreuse) and loved the beautiful garden with flowers, vines and fountain. We had several breakfasts and a dinner at the garden. Villeneuve-les-Avignon is a very unique little town with old world charm; we would love to return there someday. It was an unforgettable experience; thank you very much Marc for your hospitality.

    May 2014
  • We had high expectations when we booked with Marc & Martine and I'm happy to report that the experience was even better. The house was indeed charming on several levels. It was nicely furnished and fully stocked and equipped with everything we needed for meals inside or outside in the lovely garden patio. The original painting by Klein (a friend of Marc) is a treat too.

    The house is very private and quiet. And it's just a few minutes walk from the village patisserie, several really nice restaurants, and the historic sights of Villeneuve. We could easily get into Avignon (5 minute bus ride) and it was the perfect home base for day trips. Parking was no problem near the cottage either.

    And while Martine was away so we didn't get to meet her, Marc was one of the best hosts in our Airbnb experience. He met us at the train station, welcomed us with some of his own, delicious Chateauneuf du Pape wine and snacks on the patio, informed us about the rich history of Villeneuve (he's a volunteer tour guide) provided much local knowledge and maps about Provence and was genuinely concerned that every part of our stay was as good as it could be.

    We highly recommend Marc and this charming house in Villeneuve.

    May 2014
  • Nous avons été très aimablement accueillis dans cette très jolie maisonnette très bien agencée. Environ très calme. L'accès au jardin se fait par un petit escalier (difficile de transporter tous les ingrédients du petit déjeuner !!) mais cela permet d'avoir une vue plongeante sur les belles plantations en fleurs.
    Marc nous a donné tous les renseignements pratiques utiles et nous a servi de guide éclairé pour la visite de l'étonnante chartreuse de Villeneuve. Accueil trois étoiles.
    Merci Marc

    May 2014
  • Great cosy charming wee spot. Very nice little quiet garden where to enjoy a relaxing meal or a glass of superb local wine. Marc and Martine are really kind and will make you feel fully welcome to enjoy a comfortable stay. Villeneuve Lez Avignon is a beautiful little village full of character, perfectly located to visit and explore Avignon and nearby surroundings. Definetely worth visiting and considering repeat stays.

    May 2014
  • Bonjour Martine et Marc
    What a unique and wonderful place you have in Villeneuve les Avignon. We had a lovely and relaxing time enjoying our taste of the Provençal lifestyle. Our stay was made all the more special by your welcome at the station and assistance in getting to your home. Thank you for all your guidance during our stay and we look forward to returning or meeting you in Australia.
    We would give the highest recommendation to anyone considering staying here.

    April 2014
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Languages
English, Français, Italiano, Русский
School
Lycée de Manosque puis... autodidacte mais avec un cursus professionnel éclectique !
Work
Marc: 72 ans, Retraité - Ex-Responsable TACIS Union Soviétique de l'UE Bruxelles. Martine, 61 ans, bientôt retraitée, elle gère un GIE de restaurants à Avignon
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ENGLISH : Marc, age 72, is a Provençal son of the soil; he is retired - he was in charge of the European Union TACIS programs of former Soviet Union, and was living on-the-spot in Central Asia from the Perestroika up to 1998; then, he has been responsible for OECD outsourced commercial activities until 2002. As hobby, the wine of the “Côtes du Rhône” has no secret for him and it makes the assembly and the promotion of a wonderful wine of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (over-quota for 5,00 € the bottle under label "Les Charmilles". Moreover, there are always some bottles to be tasted in our little hosts'house to tempt you... Furthermore, if you ask for it to him, Marc will indulge to show you the Chartreuse of Villeneuve on a historic plan, compagnonnique and esoteric point of view by making you discover the Golden Section during the visit. He is fascinated by History and will make you share his passion if you question him. His blog can usefully serve you in to know more about it, at the appropriate moment. Martine will recommend to you things to see and not to miss in the area, and she has some good addresses for shopping ! For any information do not hesitate to contact us; looking forward the pleasure to be able to receive you in our host's small house! FRANCAIS : Marc, 72 ans, est un enfant du pays Provençal; il est à la retraite et il était en charge des programmes TACIS de l'Union Européenne pour l'Union Soviétique; il vivait sur place en Asie Centrale depuis la Perestroïka jusqu'en 1998, puis il fut responsable des activités commerciales externalisées de l'OCDE jusqu'en 2002. Comme violon d'Ingres, le vin des Côtes du Rhône n'a pas de secret pour lui et il fait l'assemblage et la promotion du vin de Châteauneuf-du-Pape hors quota... à 5,00 € la bouteille sous étiquette "Les Charmilles". D'ailleurs, il y en a toujours quelques bouteilles à déguster dans la maison d'hôtes pour vous faire envie... De plus, si vous le lui demandez, Marc se fera un plaisir de vous faire visiter la Chartreuse de Villeneuve sur un plan historique, compagnonnique et ésotérique en vous faisant découvrir le Nombre d'Or au cours de la visite. Il est passionné d'Histoire et vous fera partager sa passion si vous l'interrogez. Son blog pourra utilement vous servir à en savoir plus, le moment venu. Martine, vous conseillera sur les choses à voir ou ne pas manquer dans la région et quelques bonnes adresses pour le shopping. Pour tout renseignement n'hésitez pas à nous contacter ! En attendant le plaisir de pouvoir vous accueillir dans notre petite maison d'hôtes. ITALIANO : Marc, 72 anni, è Provenzale; è pensionato - era incaricato dei programmi TACIS dell'Unione Europea per l'ex Unione Sovietica, e ha vissuto sul posto in Asia Centrale della Perestrojka a 1998, poi fu responsabile delle attività commerciali dell'OCDE fino in 2002. Come passatempo, il vino delle Coste del Rodano non ha segreto per lui e fa l'accostamento e la promozione del vino di Châteauneuf-del-Papa fuori quota... a 5,00 € la bottiglia sotto l'etichetta "Les Charmilles". Ce ne sono sempre alcune bottiglie a degustare nella casa di ospiti per farvi invidia... Di più, se glielo chiedete, Marc si farà un piacere di farvi visitare la Certosa di Villeneuve su un piano storico, compagnonnique ed esoterico, facendovi scoprire il Numero di Oro durante la visita. È appassionato di Storia e vi farà dividere la sua passione se l'interrogate. Il suo blog potrà servire utilmente a sapere di più, il momento venuto. Martine vi consiglierà sulle cose a vedere e non mancare nella regione. Ha anche alcuni buon indirizzi per lo shopping ! Per ogni informazione non esitate a contattarci ! Aspettando il piacere di potere accogliervi nella nostra casetta. РУССКИЙ : Просим обращаться к нам для получения дополнительной информации (я очень плохо говорю по-русски и, чтобы избежать недоразумений, лучше общаться на английском, если Вы не против. Благодарю !)
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