La Mirande is set in delightful terraced gardens at the foot of the Palais des Papes in the centre of Avignon, in France. Originally a 14th century cardinal’s mansion, this grand hotel prides itself on its authenticity, tradition and heritage. Its owners have recreated the atmosphere of an 18th century aristocratic residence with features such as period tapestries, chandeliers, tufted armchairs and master paintings on show throughout. Offering exceptional service, the finest cuisine, exquisite accommodation and a renowned cooking school, this luxury boutique hotel will appeal to couples seeking a peaceful and indulgent escape.
The hotel provides 26 lavishly appointed rooms and suites. Each sanctuary has been individually designed in an opulent style and features an open fireplace and luxurious bathroom. Most rooms also come with superb views of the palace. For those wishing to indulge, the Suite is magnificent.
As well as monthly cooking and pastry classes and wine tastings on offer at the hotel, there is plenty to explore when you step outside. Must-see attractions include Avignon Cathedral, the famed Pont d’Avignon, Place de l’Horloge and Palais des Papes. Nimes and the Luberon are also within easy reach. Lightfoot Travel can put together a personalized plan of activities to ensure you make the most of your stay. After a tiring day, enjoy a lavish afternoon tea in the delightful gardens.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Provence into a greater French or European holiday. Take a look at Beauty of Provence as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
La Mirande Information
- Location and Getting there
The hotel is situated less than 15 minutes from Avignon Caumont airport and 85km from the international airport in Marseille.
The 25 rooms and 1 suite are located on the upper floor. All rooms feature classic 18th century décor with paneled doorways, elaborate wall hangings, toile de Jouy fabric, silk-line curtains, terracotta floors and lavish bathrooms with vintage block printed wallpaper and Carrare marble, as well as all-modern amenities. Deluxe rooms start at 21-sqm. If you prefer more space, book a Grand Deluxe room.
- Cooking school
The hotel is ideally located for exploring the historic city of Avignon and the surrounding area. Activities and excursions include visiting private gardens, discovering Rhône Valley vineyards; browsing antiques markets; or enjoying the thrill of a hot air balloon ride. Riding and hiking are also available nearby.
Children are welcome but the hotel a grown-up feel. Babysitting can be arranged.