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The Atelier d'artiste. - The Atelier d'artiste's apartment.

Bedrooms 4
Space 145 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



The Atelier d'artiste's apartment.

Welcome to Jean-Pierre Gras’ artist studio, famous Avignon painter and sculptor (1879-1964).

We hope that your stay in this unusual building, with its different architectural styles, will be a source of creative inspiration.

When you enter the Atelier up a short flight of steps, you will discover a large living room bathed in natural light from the XIXth century window.

There, with the sunlight filtering through the blinds, even in the summer you will delight in this winter garden and, for a breath of fresh air, you can slip out onto the balcony, shaded by the olive branches.

A second living-room with a moss covered wall and a large dining area faces a very intimate courtyard.

The house has 2 floors ; on the first floor, there are 2 double bedrooms and a single bedroom, each with either a shower or a bath and on the second floor, under the eaves, 3 single mattresses for children.

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About the property

Historic district sought for its calm and shady squares.

1. Description.

This property consists of a former artist's studio on 3 levels ('The Atelier d'artiste') and its independant studio('The Studio') on the ground floor courtyard. The 'Atelier' was built in the nineteenth century, by grafting on a house dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Its charm is mainly due to the mix of ages as well as a careful and faithful to its history decoration.

2. Location

Ideal location close to the small squares surrounded by restaurants and to every shops, especially Les Halles,the daily provencal covered market. Everything is a very short walk away.

3. Its owners.

Duo of decorators, Amaury and Gilles, passionately fond of History and lifestyle, collectors of paintings, from 18th &19th century and works of art, now decorate their mansion in the heart of the largest private garden of Avignon, just beside the 'Atelier d'artiste'. They will guide you to the landmarks and good places of the papal city.

They pick you up at the train station or the airport if you wish.(airport : €165 for 4 people max.)

3. Strengths of Avignon and the surrounding region.

Avignon, historic town surrounded by ramparts and largest theater in the world in July, is rich in architecture, from medieval times to twentieth century. From the Palace of the Popes to the Calvet Museum, through the Lambert Foundation (Museum of contemporary art), you can discover its extraordinary heritage through its many squares lined with plane trees and its alleys.

Avignon is located in the heart of one of the most important tours of South France. Thanks to an efficient transport service (bus, train, rental cars), you will discover at least one hour ride, the more beautiful villages of the Luberon with its lavender fields and olive trees, the largest market of antiques and decoration from France at L'Isle-sur-Sorgue, important historic sites such as Orange and its roman theater, the castle of the Marquise de Sevigné in Grignan, Aix-en-Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Saint Remy de Provence, the Pont du Gard ... but also the creeks of Cassis and the charming ski slopes of Mont Ventoux, the great beaches of Grau du Roi, the wine tours from Suze-la-Rousse to Gigondas through the hillsides of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the truffle country in Richerenches, bullfights in Nîmes and Arles and many other discoveries yet ...

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Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Amaury

Duo of designers, Amaury and Gilles, lovers of History and art of living, paintings collectors (18th and 19th century) and works of art, now design their house in the heart of the largest private garden in Avignon , right next to the Artist's studio.

They will guide you to the best addresses and places to discover in the papal city.

They will pick you up for free at the train station if you wish.

Amaury purchased this apartment in 2010

What makes this apartment unique

This house, with its size and style, atypical in Avignon, and its calm, makes you feel right away very well.

Convenient location two steps from the Popes Palace, the small squares surrounded by restaurants and all the shops, especially Les Halles, the daily market where you will get all fresh produce of Provence.

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Service de navette avec la gare TGV (4 personnes max.) : gratuit
Pick up at Avignon TGV train station (4 persons max.) : free of charge.
Service de navette avec l'aéroport de Marseille ( 3 personnes max.) : 200 €
Shuttle service from Marseille-Provence airport ( 3 persons max.) : € 200


Accommodation and facilities for The Atelier d'artiste's apartment. in Avignon, France

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 145 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , bath (no shower)
    - toilet , shower enclosure
    - shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 large double bed
    - 1 double bed
    - 1 child bed
    - 3 child bed
  • Air-conditioning in the bedrooms.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cook, massage, hairdresser, beautician at home, private guide, cooking classes, trainer etc ... : on request. The owners pick you up for free at the train station (depending on number of persons) or at Marseille-Marignane Airport (€ 150)


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The Atelier d'artiste's apartment.
average rating of 4.967742 based on 33 reviews

Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional property and I would recommend to anyone. Perfect location (short walk to everything but still very quiet) and the owners go above and beyond to make you feel at home. As for the property itself, it has everything you will need but the design and history is what makes it truly unique. 100% would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite , every mod con wrapped up in a delightful historic setting

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here, Amaury was a great host , parking and driving being the only real challenge. Great base to see a beautiful part of France

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breath taking and beautiful. Better than any 5 star hotel. Amaury is the most amazing host!

  • 5 of 5

If you are reading this review all I can say is stop looking and book now! We stayed over the new year and wish we never had to leave.

Amaury is the most amazing host! He will make sure your stay is special and wonderful. He went to the train station 3 separate times to get each one of our party. He went out of his way to get us to lunch on our first day before everything shut. He knows the area and will not steer you wrong. Ask him, his advice and suggestions are amazing. Jill his partner is wonderful. They are 2 of the warmest people you will ever meet.

The apartment is beautifully appointed and immaculate. We had great evenings sitting by the fire, drinking wine and enjoying each other. It is centrally located and easy to get around Avignon as well as for exploring Provence.

My husband and I have never repeated a visit to any vacation spot until now. We will be back and can't wait to stay with Amaury!

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most gracious host!

  • 5 of 5

The property was decorated beautifully and was quite charming and unique. I couldn't have asked for anything more. But the best part about renting this apartment is the host by far. Amaury made you feel so welcome and was kind and generous with his time, advice and suggestions. On the day of our departure, he even woke up to meet us at 6am to drive us to our car which was so huge that we parked it outside the city walls. We will definitely return! It was a pleasure meeting you Amaury.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Avignon Accommodations for Families with Children

  • 5 of 5

Our American family of four (two boys 9 and 6) stayed four nights at the Atelier d'artiste in Avignon. We were a bit nervous bringing the boys to Avignon, not certain there was enough to keep them busy. We were wrong.

Our fantastic Avignon adventure started when Amaury, the property owner, met us at the apartment entrance. Amaury is a wonderful man, spending 25+ minutes showing us the apartment (how to use the A/C, washer/dryer, etc) and providing an oral history of the artist and building he used as his residence and studio. When the home tour was completed, Amaury spent another 30+ minutes making recommendations for dining and entertainment. He took our kids likes/dislikes into account. We visited three of his recommended dining spots... and wow were they great. Much better than picking from tripadvisor. Amaury really got our Avignon trip off to a great start.

The apartment itself is beautifully decorated and truly amazing for a 16th century building. It retains much of its historic character while simultaneously offering modern amenities (a/c, wifi, great kitchen, etc). The kids room in the attic is also well thought out... our kids especially enjoyed the spiral stair case that leads up to that room. It was nice having a garage for the car since I can't imagine trying to find a parking spot within the walls of the city. The washer/dryer was also a plus. While the pictures on the property page are representative of the place, the apartment in person is much more charming and beautiful.

We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. In fact, I wouldn't even look at other properties in Avignon before booking here again. Amaury added so much to our trip that separating the apartment from his hospitality is hard to do.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The stay here made our trip to France!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our three daughters. We've been traveling around France for 3 weeks and this was our favorite place both in terms of the house itself but also the location in Avignon. There was plenty of space in the house and the kids loved all the little nooks. Amuary is an exceptional host. He was warm and helpful from the moment we met him and even suggested some restaurants and things to do (we loved the light show at the Pope's Palace). If I could give this place 10 stars I would. I want to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
89 Kilometres
We can pick you up at Marseille airport (€140)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Grand Avignon
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A 7
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Mont Ventoux
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Le Grau du Roi
Car: not necessary


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