Yet another reason to love the south of France!
La Mirande in Avignon
The hotel sits on the site of the 14th Century Cardinal’s residence directly across from
the Palais des Papes, home to six Popes during the 14th Century
the La Mirande is as opulent (with typical Provencal restraint) on the inside as it is austere on the exterior
wall covering in a public room
the breakfast room echoes the provencal light…soft and warm
a magical way to start the day
the atrium in the afternoon…tea, coffee or perhaps a glass of wine
plus conversation with a woman with a fascinating history………
a lovely late evening meal to discuss the days delights
then off to my room for the night
window thrown open to enjoy the balmy June evening air and sounds from the cobbled street below
if you look closely you can just see a single arch of the Palais des Papes across the way
an exquisite experience on many levels!!!