Cinq Etoiles- 5 Stars

Once upon a time, the religious fathers fled Rome, settled and re-asserted papal power from Avignon.

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Behind this insane facade, right next to the Palace, is the hotel we stayed in- La Mirande.

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As it was off-peak season, we enjoyed a 34% discount on the regular room rate.  Via email, the staff assured me that theirs is a 5-star, dog-friendly establishment.

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Your dog can eat with you in the restaurant, in the breakfast room, at the bar.

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He can go everywhere with you.  

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He can also visit our 19th century kitchen.

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5 star- boutique hotel, yummilicious interiors, perfect location, and truly dog-friendly?

We couldn’t get there quickly enough!

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La Mirande is beautiful.

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The interiors have the sort of nonchalant elegance that allows one to feel at complete rest.  The public spaces for dining offer intimacy and comfort.

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Our room was soothing- the size of a London/New York/Tokyo pied a terre.  We had unblocked views of the Palais des Popes.

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The view is a bit of a shock to the system, in a surreal sort of way.  At night, when the building is lit up,  the view can feel a little ghostly.  These lovely toile curtains proved useful then.

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Service was impeccable, sincerely wanting to please.

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We were made to feel very welcomed.  It was a 5-star experience in every way, especially for Bruno.

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My only regret?

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We should have spent a little longer there.

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  •  La Mirande Avignon, 4 Place de l’Amirande

 

 

 

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