Stay in the heart of Provence
Breathe and take the time to live and savor: a stay at the Hotel D'Europe is the promise of a parenthesis of tranquility and charm, in the historic heart of Avignon. As a couple, with family or on a professional trip, discover the City of the Popes and soak up the sweetness of Provence.
Stay in Avignon City of charm, history, culture and gastronomy
Ideally located in the historic center, the Hotel D'Europe will be the ideal starting point for visiting the city of Avignon. As you stroll through its medieval streets, you will discover the buildings that tell the story of Avignon: the ramparts built in the 14th century, surrounding the historic center and the two World Heritage sites of UNESCO - the inevitable Palace of the Popes, the largest Gothic palace in the world, home of the Popes from 1309 to 1423 and the Saint-Bénezet bridge, better known by the name of "Pont d´Avignon" ... Opposite from the Palais des Papes, the Hôtel des Monnaies building reveals baroque architecture, inherited from 17th century while the Avignon Opera, Place de l'Horloge, whose first construction dates from 1824, reveals a facade of Greco-Roman style with columns, fully renovated since 2018.
First there are the many museums, which we visit all year round and whose permanent collections are as much admired as the exhibitions: le Musée du petit palais brings together nearly 390 paintings and 600 sculptures, medieval times at the beginning of the Renaissance, le Musée Calvet, fine arts and archeology or le Palais du Roure which tells the story of the Region…
And each year, the streets of Avignon and the city's must-see sites become an open-air theater and host the largest theater and live performance festival in the world:Festival d'Avignon brings together for a month actors, directors and the public who come to admire the performances, with unique decorations, the main courtyard of the Palais des Papes, the cloisters of the Célestins and the Carmelites, the Opera Grand Avignon and the Boulbon quarry.
In terms of gastronomy, there is something to delight the taste buds! Olive oil, tomatoes, strawberries, cheeses and sweet treats, not to mention, to accompany them, the wines of the Popes of Avignon and the famous vineyards of the nearby Côtes du Rhône. Stroll on the markets in the city and in the surrounding villages to bring back these dishes which make up dishes of Provencal and Mediterranean inspiration.
Discover the charm of Provence
An authentic land with a thousand faces
Embarking on a trip to Provence from Avignon is marveling at superb landscapes, reveling in scents of lavender and spray of the Mediterranean and enjoy a tranquility and a sweetness of life that one does not find nowhere else.
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, Maussane-les-Alpilles: so many names that invite you to discover the natural landscapes and the inimitable colors of Provence which inspired painters, including Van Gogh. South of Avignon, the Massif des Alpilles and its picturesque villages offer a soothing getaway, to be lived in couple or in family, in any season.
A few kilometers east of Avignon, the Luberon reveals its unspoiled landscapes: fields of lavender, poppies and sunflowers, ocher and red cliffs of Roussillon “The French Colorado” and villages among the most beautiful in France. Gordes, old fortress perched above the Apt valley, Lourmarin at the foot of the Luberon, La Tour d´Aigues and its charming alleys: so many exotic walks, a few kilometers from the Hôtel d'Europe ...
At the edge of the Mediterranean see, the Camargue Regional Natural Park is a preserved natural reserve, with a fascinating flora and fauna. To reach it from Avignon, we cross the Gard and discover the city of Arles in following the Rhône, then we admire the natural splendors of the Camargue: lagoons, marshes and rice fields, flamingos and protected birds.
We now take the road to the southeast, towards Marseille and its creeks. A city of character, which deserves a detour for a day to discover its Old Port, its Bonne-Mère, the typical districts of the Panier and the Cours Juian. Then we take the Corniche which we follow to the Calanques National Park: preserved coves, where the cliffs fall steeply into the turquoise water ... Hiking, diving, boat cruises, kayaking: you are spoiled for choice for discover, but always the same pleasure….