Editors' Picks

La Mirande

Romantic, 18th-century elegance, centrally located

4 Place De L Amirande, Avignon 84000

(33) 4-90-14-20-20

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At a Glance

This established, historic hotel in the heart of Avignon is a great choice for couples or families who wish to step out their door and walk to sights and restaurants as well as explore the surrounding countryside, wineries and villages on day trips.

Indagare Loves

  • The sweeping view of the red-tiled rooftops and Palais des Papes
  • The convenient location, steps away from Avignon's historic center
  • Sitting down to a convivial lunch and tucking into what you've just whipped up in the cooking class


Located just beside the historic Palais des Papes, the Mirande was once the private residence of a wealthy family and has been beautifully restored maintaining original details throughout, while managing to stay crisp and hip. The rooms are sumptuously decorated in 18th-century Provencal fabrics that feel undeniably classic, yet bright and fresh. While each room is completely unique in color and décor, be sure to request first-floor rooms with higher ceilings.

Dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant on the terrace is a truly memorable experience flanked by the papal walls. In the cellar, a charming kitchen with hanging copper pots, a wood burning stove and large communal table are where cooking and pastry classes with world-renowned chefs are offered. From spring through fall, there are special cooking classes available for children as well. Another option is an evening with chef Jean-Claude Almayer's Tuesday or Wednesday private "table d'hôte" dinners for small groups, where you observe the behind-the-scenes preparation of the menu you will be served.

Who Should Stay

Someone who appreciates beautiful antiques and fine cuisine and loves a true sense of place. La Mirande is also an ideal jump-off point for daytrips into the countryside.

Written by Lanie Goodman

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