Provence Hotels

Cloître Saint-Louis

  • 20 rue du Portail-Boquier Map It
  • Avignon


  • Exquisite building
  • Heated pool


  • Rooms lack character
  • Indifferent service
  • Some rooms small and dark

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Standing serene and noble within its sturdy 16th-century walls, this sleek hotel encloses a magnificently cloistered courtyard lined with grand old plane trees. In this cloister setting, you can enjoy meals in summer, with a market-inspired menu during the week and a popular buffet lunch on Sunday. The early Baroque building, erected by the Jesuits in 1611, was first a theological school for novitiates and later a hospital, before it became a hotel. Now interiors are stripped and modernist (especially those in a wing designed by Jean Nouvel), playing up the cool old stone. A recent nip and tuck in some rooms and bathrooms has enhanced the style and level of comfort, although some rooms require navigating flights of stairs. There's a small roof-top pool, and the hotel is a block's walk from the central train station.

Hotel Information


20 rue du Portail-Boquier, Avignon, 84000, France

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Hotel Details:

  • 80 rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 06/25/2015

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