Hotel de l'Horloge - Avignon
After your half day in Avignon, you certainly deverve a break and a good night rest!
Because I always stayed at my parents' place or rented a house in the region, I never had to think about where to stay in Avignon...
However, as a guideline, I like to use the "Best Western" hotels, as they are usually well established, family run businesses who have joined the franchise in a bid to become more global. They usually have retained the charm of yesteryear with all the trimmings that modern travellers expect, including our mandatory WiFi connexion!
So, checking our trusted TripAdvisor, I would recommend either Hotel de l'Horloge in the city centre, or Hotel du Lavardin a little ouside of the city, and reportedly "pet-friendly", but I gather this is probably not a major requirement from our international visitors...
In the morning, after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you might want to spend more time in Avignon before heading to Noves for lunch - and there is no better place than L'Auberge de Noves. My grand-parents use to invite us there, and this was the place of one of our last family lunches before my beloved father passed away...
So, it is very dear to me indeed! In recent times, the menu has been modernised for the better and as there are only about 35kms to your final destination for the day, I would recommend sitting outside if the weather permits, and stroll through the beautiful gardens after indulging in all the goodies on the menu and the wine list!
Just a note that this is also a hotel, just in case you are not in a condition to drive any further...
You can find the menu degustation here: http://www.aubergedenoves.com/maj/pdf/0413DECOUVERTE.pdf
Tomorrow, we will let you into all the secrets of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and La Fontaine de Vaucluse. A bientot!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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