The calm. The chic calm of the bed and breakfast Côté Square in the old walled city of Avignon is ever present, in all seasons mind you.
From spring through the fall, Avignon is a hectic place as there is always something happening to complement its tourist magnets (Palais des Papes, the Collection Lambert), the most extreme spike being the Avignon Theater Festival in July when the streets are hyper stuffed with pedestrians. And even then the Côté Square, tucked away on a side street, is quiet.
At Côté Square, there are three rooms on the second floor, which all have air conditioning (you need it in the summer) and WiFi with colorful modern décor.
One room (320 sq ft) holds up to three with a queen and single bed, whereas the other two smaller rooms (150 sq ft) have a queen and double bed. All baths have Italian fixtures with showers.
All rooms have access to a terrace (220 sq ft) on the same floor. There is a garage, which is essential if you are driving as finding a parking space in Avignon is maddening. The continental breakfasts are ample.
For a Provence-en-ville kind of experience, the Côté Square is a charming cool place to refresh your spirit. Your cheerful hosts Véronique and Frédéric assure it!
Getting there: If you are on foot, orient yourself near the Tourisme Office on rue de Republique where just north you take rue Henri Fabre (to the right) that turns into rue des Lices, a bit farther on at rue Portail Magnanen, take a left and a few yards on the right is rue du Crucifix. It’s a short walk, as is every walk within the walls of Avignon.
Côté Square, 8 rue du Crucifix – 84000 Avignon, Contact: Véronique et Frédéric Rousset, Tel 04.90.85.52.42, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website
Avignon Collection Lambert