Château Merindol, Avignon. Sleeps 20
Château Merindol is a beautiful property set in rose and lavender filled grounds just 200 metres from the banks of the River Rhône. Wide open spaces and several seating and relaxing areas make this a wonderful rental for large groups looking for serenity, sun and sophistication. Château Merindol is a luxurious choice in the heart of the ancient Papal territory and Provençal Roman history.
A five minutes’ drive takes you to the ‘capital of Provence’, Avignon, where music and theatre festivals are in full swing during the summer months and anytime is right for admiring the magnificent architecture, art galleries and treating yourselves to a gastronomic meal.
Château Merindol offers guests 10 regal 17th-18th century style ensuite bedrooms. Take your pick from the ground floor ensuite with private terrace and direct access to the pool, the golden room with a balcony overlooking the courtyard and park and featuring a walk in shower and Jacuzzi bathtub or one of the other equally timeless rooms with a view.
Meals are prepared in the ancient chapel but take advantage of the chef to allow yourselves more spare time during this prestigious trip. Feast in the coolness of the vaulted dining room when the Provençal sun is at its highest and digest in the calm of the reading room with views of the lavender garden.
Push open the French windows of the light and airy living room a step out onto the courtyard of Château Merindol. Bottles of chilled rosé on the ‘aperitif’ tables await those returning from the pool or game of table tennis and the feasting will commence again soon, this time on the large table under the shelter -where ceiling fans bring freshness and outdoor speakers bring ambiance.
For those in search of history, art and natural exploration, you are in a central position for discovering hikes in the Alpilles, Ventoux and the Luberon Valleys, art in Avignon and St-Rémy -de-Provence and Roman structures in Orange, Vaison la Romaine and the Site of Glanum.
Notes and Tips:
-5 minutes from Avignon
-10 minutes from the TGV (high speed train) station with links to London, Brussels and major French cities
-10 double ensuite bedrooms
-14m x 7m heated pool with alarm –complies with safety regulations
-12 hours of housekeeping included. There is a €14 fee for extra cleaning and a €17 fee for extra cleaning after 7pm and on Sundays
-Continental breakfast included 8:30am – 10:30
-Final clean included
– This property is also available with 6 bedrooms known as Le Petit Merindol
– €250 for the ‘arrival grocery list’ and breakfast – purchase at customer’s charge
-Chef (additional charge)
-Washing and ironing upon request
-€10,000 security deposit
- Visit the Palace of the Popes
- Sing and dance along the Pont d’Avignon, Saint Bénézet
- Go wine and food pairing
- Visit the Notre Dame de Doms Cathedral
- Admire the Petit Palace Museum
- Meander through Les Halles d’Avignon
- Meet the wine producers, tour the estate and taste their wines
- Take a boat cruise down the River Rhône
- Visit the picturesque surrounding villages
- Attend a festival
- Get active on Mont Ventoux– bike, hike or ski
Find out more about your local city of Avignon.
World renowned vineyards
Home to Vincent Van Gogh
World renowned vineyards
Venice of Provence
Stunning perched village. Sénanque abbey
How to get there
Train: Avignon (10 mins)
Plane: Avignon (10 mins). Marseille (1 hour)
Car: See map
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Chef (additional cost)
Private parking for 15
Weekly linen change
ipod docking station