Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel d'Europe

12 pl. Crillon, Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 84000, France

This classic, vine-covered 16th-century home once hosted Emperor Maximilian (as well as Victor Hugo and Napoléon Bonaparte), and some of its guest rooms are emperor size. Regally discreet, it is notable for its walled, tree-shaded courtyard and an interior filled with Aubusson tapestries, porcelain, and Provençal antiques. Rooms are not state-of-the-art and can seem more than a little grandmotherly, but it's all part of the old-world experience. Two suites have views onto the Papal Palace. The highly acclaimed restaurant, La Vieille Fontaine, is among Avignon's best.

PROS

  • authentic historical setting
  • romantic hideaway
  • close to everything

CONS

  • least expensive rooms are small and slightly shabby
  • high season can mean noisy evenings, especially from nearby bars
  • service could be better

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 04–90–14–76–76

HOTEL DETAILS

44 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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