My wife and I recently had the pleasure to spend 3nites at the Thames resort in the Grand Hotel Avignon. First of all one needs to understand that it is a "inn within a hotel . We were initially confused when we arrived a the Grand Hotel directly across the Main Street from the old city Avignon. The Thames resort consists of 12 private apartments within a larger hotel. When we arrived we were directed down a hallway to meet with Philipe ( and his dog) in an office.
We were immediately relieved by the warm reception from Philipe. I escorted us to our lovely and spacious apartment which had a lovely sitting room, bedroom, kitchenette and outdoor terrace with a view of the old city. He then spend an hour or more giving us recommendations for restaurants, wine tours, excursions etc.
Our stay in Avignon was the highlight of our 10 days trip to southern France. We loved walking thru the town.We were especially amazed by Les Halle's market which is a must for a foodie. We visited Chatueneuf de Pape region and several wineries with Micheal Rijken of Wine Safari. Totally awesome. The location of Thames resort is perfectly situated to visit gems like Arles and Aix de Provence which were amazing. My only regret is that I couldn't stay longer. One could spend a month at Thames and not see everything. Special thanks to Philipe.More
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