This elegant estate, located only a few minutes outside of Avignon, dates back to the 14th century and has a very rich history, making it so majestic and intriguing. It had been a residence of the Carthusian monks at first, who welcomed the high dignitaries of the church there, and then – a private residence. All the different owners of the castle have made the property unique and beautiful.
The 1500m2 of built area consists of 2 living rooms, a library, a bar, 2 dining rooms, 2 large kitchens, laundry room, linen room and 15 bedrooms with bathrooms. Next to the beautiful castle you’ll find 3 service bedrooms and a caretaker’s apartment.
Outside, a magnificent 2.4 hectare park with century-old trees waits to be admired and a swimming pool with a pool house complete this amazing property.
About the place:
Just a few hours outside of Paris, Avignon is one of France’s most popular destinations. With its rich history in the theater, arts and beautiful scenery, it has been called “the city of monuments” because of all the historic sites that you can visit.
It was also known as Avigone during its time under the rule of the Papacy, and it served as their seat from 130s to 1377AD. The town played an important role for many years since there were at least seven popes who lived there before moving on to Rome.
The powerful lordship that ruled over Avignon gave way to another ruling family, which took hold after them. This period saw significant development around this area with new public buildings being erected along with churches dedicated to saints – such as St Rufus Church where Pope Clement V used to sleep when he was resident there.
Things to do and see in Avignon:
Enjoy a walk through the Old Town, where you will see some beautiful architecture and eateries. Also make sure to get your hands on some macarons from La Cuisine de Grandmère, they are the best there is!
The “Medieval festival” takes place every year in the month of August. It’s a great time to visit Avignon, with all of the streets filled with people dressed up as partiers from centuries ago and even knights on horseback riding through town! You can also expect plenty of live music groups playing for your entertainment during this time too.
There are many shopping districts in Avignon, and especially when combined with the throngs of tourists that flow through during the medieval festival. This creates a great opportunity for people to purchase souvenirs like t-shirts or magnets at little expense while also having something to remember their trip by!
The palace Palais des Papes is located within walking distance from most hotels or AirBnBs that you have booked while traveling around Provence (Avignon included). There are guided tours available at certain times throughout each day, allowing visitors the opportunity to learn about how popes lived back in medieval days, to see where they kept their riches safe and more.
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