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La Mirande

Provence, South of France, France

At a Glance

  • Located in the heart of beautiful Avignon next to the Popes palace

  • There are period features throughout with rich tapestries, ornate chandeliers and vintage furniture

  • The gastronomic restaurant serves up delicious Provençal cuisine

  • The building is rich in history dating back to the 1300s

  • Learn from local chefs at the on-site cookery school

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Provence enjoys a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. On average, Provence gets 300 days of sunshine each year, with warm but mild temperatures. Summer is high season here, with August bringing the hottest weather and the biggest crowds. Spring is a great time of year, the weather is warm, with temperatures swaying between 16 and 20°C, and the crowds are small. If you want to see lavender fields then it would be best to visit the region in June. In October the weather starts to cool. Fall is also the start of the wettest weeks of the year. October sees an average of 3.7 inches of rain, with an average of three inches following in November. Still, it never gets all that chilly and snow is rare. Hotel Crillon Le Brave is closed in January and February.

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Description

Hotel La Mirande is a striking hotel dating back to the 14th Century. Located close to the popes Palace in the center of Avignon, the hotel is a focal point of the town and features antique tapestries, original artwork and a renowned gourmet restaurant.

The elegant Hotel La Mirande in Avignon has a fascinating history and was originally built in 1309 as the livery for the Cardinals. In the 1600s the building was sold to a lawyer, whose son, Pierre Mignard, built the beautiful baroque facade seen today. The house has since remained a private residence, before the intricate three-year restoration to make it Hotel La Mirande in 1987. To ensure the hotel maintains its classic feel and period features, modern amenities are discreetly hidden, such as televisions disguised as mirrors

The hotel features just 26 exquisitely intimate bedrooms, each of which are individually-decorated with historic French cotton prints. The rooms are even named after the great cotton prints of the past. The 18th Century theme continues throughout the rooms as you’ll notice wall hangings, decorative wallpaper and exquisite chandeliers, which perfectly compliment the high-ceilings and ornate bathrooms. Many of the rooms overlook the Popes Palace, adding to the regal atmosphere of the hotel.

La Mirande offer two completely different dining experiences, where guests can choose to dine either upstairs in its popular gourmet restaurant or downstairs in the old kitchen, where guests share a large table and dinner is prepared on the old wood burning stove, just as it was in use in the 19th century. Downstairs, the cooking concept is “farm-to-table” and guests share a selection of dishes. Many of the herbs and ingredients used in the hotel’s dishes are grown in the organic hotel garden, which features fruit trees, oaks, laurels, roses and, of course, an array of herbs.

La Mirande also have their very own cooking school; “La Marmiton”, which translates as “kitchen boy”. The class begins with a trip down to the local market where you will be guided in selecting the very best ingredients from fresh bread to garlic and cheeses. Once back in the kitchen, you will learn the fine art of Provencal cuisine and cook signature dishes and pastries, under the watchful eye of a renowned local chef. Once your meal is in the oven, you’ll be escorted to the wine cellar to select an aperitif before sitting down to enjoy the delicious lunch you have prepared.

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Accommodation

The 26 bedrooms all feature an entrance hall and bathroom with double sink. Some feature a bath tub and a separate shower.

Queen bed double

Queen bed double rooms featured patterned wallpaper, parquet floors, bathrooms with baths and an entrance hall with queen-sized or twin beds.

King Bed Double

The King bed double rooms have views to the Popes Palace or the neighboring streets with king-sized or twin beds, an entrance hall and bathroom with bath tub.

Facilities

The hotel features a gastronomic restaurant serving provencal cuisine, a hotel garden and a wine cellar. There is also an on-site cookery school.

Experiences

  • Guided visit of Arles

    Arles is a fascinating city filled with monuments and Roman treasures, it was also the inspiration for over 300 pieces of work by Van Gough, who lived here from 1888 to 1889. With your guide take a visit to see the stunning Amphitheater and Aqueduct.

  • Walking tour of Avignon

    On your walking tour of the beautiful city you'll see highlights such as the Palais des Papes (Popes Palace), the Pont d’Avignon (bridge), the Museum of the Petit Palais and the Avignon Cathedral, Notre-Dame des Doms as well as the medieval ramparts.

Location & directions

Provence, South of France, France

The hotel is ideally located next to the Popes Palace in the center of Avignon.

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