Les Jardins de Baracane

Avignon, Vaucluse
Bed & Breakfast


A 17th-century stone mansion within the ancient walls of Avignon. Walk to cafes, watch the shows at the Festival, chat with convivial hosts

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 3

The Experience

Slip through narrow streets to a beautiful house in exquisite gardens. The rich silk merchants of Avignon once lived here and your worldly hosts Olivier and Laurence usher you in with a coffee or glass of wine. Take it to a comfy sofa, or one of the garden’s secret places, with only birdsong and the whisper of scant breezes in the trees to break the silence.

There’s a Moroccan feel here, hidden behind high, cool walls with a long, inviting swimming pool for cooling off. Return to the five south-facing bedrooms – each quiet, private, quirky, with cossetting beds and bathrooms. Breakfasts of local organic juice, pastries, and various jams and honeys is served to you on the gravel terrace or in the kitchen but feel welcome to make yourself a snack or drink if the mood strikes. 

Avignon and wider Provence are at your feet. Walk to the famous Pont, Palais des Papes and the waterwheels of rue des Teinturiers, graze the covered food market on place Pie. Make trips to Uzès, Arles, Nîmes; climb Mont Ventoux, wander lavender fields or the hills of the Luberon and Alpilles.

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We think you'll love

  • The warm welcome and simple luxury
  • Visiting for the Festival and having everything within reach
  • The contrast of the peaceful garden and the vibrancy of surrounding Avignon
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You should know

  • No pets
  • Some bedrooms are up three floors and there’s no lift
  • It’s not really geared up for children

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-8pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season, 4 nights in peak season.
Closed
November to March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Breakfast, €15 per person. Restaurants 5-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €140
Surcharges
Singles €140-€345. Extra bed/sofabed available €50 per person per night.
2 Triples
From €195
3 Twin/doubles
From €140

Accommodation

Reviews

I stayed here during summer - I loved the old house and the garden is a dream. The few minutes walk to the heart of Avignon a great bonus. Really delightful hosts, charming and informative, but never intrusive.

Rose, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The house is intramuros – tucked within the storied walls of Papal Avignon, down a fairly unremarkable Provençal lane and opening off an ancient door set within high walls. There are private properties either side, but you’d never know it. The centre is within walking distance so fill up on rosé and pot-au-feu, steak and fried potatoes, desserts with local oregano, at the many restaurants that throng the labyrinthine streets. Most things are a two to five-minute walk: banks, shops, cafes, museums. Place des Corps-Saints, with its carefree, village-like feel, is just 200 metres away.

Local points of interest from Olivier & Laurence

  • We are living in an historic 17th century building which used to be the house of the Companions of Jesus. It has been recently restored and is now a B&B with 5 independent bedrooms, each with its bathroom.
  • Our house is located in the heart of the medieval city of Avignon, walking distance from the Pope's Palace and the famous old Pont d'Avignon.
  • Although in the heart of the city, we have a lovely garden and a swimming pool hidden at the back of the garden.
  • The Jardins de Baracane are often described as an oasis in the city. Indeed we are located in a narrow street, not accessible by car, meaning absolutely no noise once at home.
  • Avignon is the heart of Provence, ideally located to explore other cities such as Arles, Nîmes or Aix en Provence, by car, by train or with a guided tour.
  • If you prefer small typical villages, you can in less than an hour go to the Luberon to visit Gordes, Lacoste, Bonnieux or Roussillon or Les Alpilles to visit, Saint Rémy de Provence or Les Baux de Provence. You can also easily go to wild Camargue.

Introducing

Olivier & Laurence

A fragrant working life as a herb and spice buyer took Olivier around the world, but he and wife Laurence longed to put down roots in a beautiful place. Be welcomed as if among friends at their Avignon home, where they live in a separate, but adjoining, part of the house, with Minette the cat. Laurence works as an estate agent during the day, while Olivier is available for every need – advice, a hairdresser, calling a taxi – and speaks fluent English.