Accommodation: Avignon

This is a selective guide to the best hotels and B&Bs (chambres d'hôtes) in Avignon.

Apart from the reviews of specific accommodation, below, click here to read a general survey of where to stay in the city.

All of them have been visited personally, not written up from press releases or the hotel websites. We've had a jolly good look round them on our "inspections" and stayed in some of them ourselves.

But remember: hotels can change hands, be totally refurbished, go to rack and ruin or even close down altogether. For this reason we have noted at the bottom of each review the date(s) when we visited.

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avignon au coeur facadeSet in a lovingly restored 19th century mansion, Au Coeur d'Avignon is an intimate, elegant and super-affordable guesthouse. It's a peaceful retreat right in the heart of the old city.

pop hostel avignon facadeUnless you're on the AirB&B circuit, Pop' Hostel is the best budget option in central Avignon, with sleeping options ranging from eight-bed dorms with shared showers to private en suite rooms.

La Peniche QIA péniche is a barge or houseboat, qi refers to the Chinese concept of harmonious energy and they combine to make this one of the most unusual places to stay in Avignon.

Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis, AvignonA baroque monastery built by the Jesuits in 1611, Saint Louis was originally a school for novitiates, then a hospital. It has been a hotel since 1990.

Entrance, La Mirande hotel, Avignon Steeped in ancien régime elegance and tranquillity, this restored stone mansion in a cobbled street behind the Palais des Papes is the best (and priciest) hotel in Avignon.

Hotel du Palais des papes, AvignonHotels in Avignon don't come much more central than the Hotel du Palais des Papes which, as its name suggests, on one side overlooks the Palais des Papes and on the other dominates the place de l'Horloge, the city's main square.

Bedroom, Hotel de Garlande, Avignon.Surrounded by narrow streets and high, old houses, the attractive, budget-priced Hotel de Garlande is in the heart of Avignon's inner walled city, with all the associated attractions and drawbacks.

The Hotel d'Europe, AvignonThe five-star Hotel d'Europe has a gracious, cosmopolitan air befitting its name and is certainly one of the loveliest and most historic hotels in Avignon.

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