Where to Stay (and Live the Good Life) in Avignon: Domaine de Rhodes
When we decided to spend some time in Avignon this past March, the hunt was on to find a hotel; not just a hotel, but the perfect place to stay. I definitely didn’t want to stay behind the walls of the old city as I had my heart set on staying somewhere that gave me a true taste of life in the French countryside. After reading review after review, I decided on Domaine de Rhodes, a bucolic estate on Île de la Barthelasse, an island in the Rhône that’s a short five minute drive to the city center.
In the 16th century, the property was used as a hunting lodge but has been revamped in recent years to accommodate guests like me who are in search of the good life in Provence.
The impeccable service, the relaxing atmosphere, and the beautiful estate itself were enough to satisfy my craving for a taste of the good life in Avignon, and the next time I’m in town, I wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else.