This fully furnished 1 bedroom duplex apartment is located in the historic center of Avignon, in the south of France, on the top 2 floors of a 4-story building (equivalent to the American 3-story) dating from the 17th century. The entrance has an intercom for convenience and can be found in a quiet street with little traffic categorized as a historic monument by the city of Avignon.
This apartment has all you expect from a vast loft, combined with the features of historic Provence. On the first level you will enter the predominantly modernly furnished living room, where a sofa is welcoming you to sit down and watch the flat screen TV with a DVD player, combining marvelously as a home theater system. The open kitchen has agreeable features, opening just enough on the room to have a counter and its surrounding bar stools for a convivial atmosphere. The space is quite bright, for there are windows pointing to the west and the south, notably looking over the nearby picturesque streets. From here you will have access to a private terrace via a bay window, giving a 180 degree view of the surrounding historic building rooftops, which is ideal for outdoor meals under a little cover to avoid being too much sun exposure. The bedroom is only accessible through an interior staircase leading to the next level, giving you plenty of privacy, with closets wide enough to fit your perfect tourist gear (only if you don't take too many souvenirs).
Being situated in the historic city of Avignon, also affectionately called the "City of Popes" due to the presence of a set of Popes back in the days in the Pope's Palace, this apartment, on the Rue des Teinturiers, is very well situated in the historic center of the city. Many stores, restaurants and cafes can be found on most streets around the apartment and the area is full of theaters and cinemas, especially during one of Europe's biggest scenery festivals called "Festival d'Avignon" in July. Avignon is also close to major wine areas, such as Lirac, Tavel, Chateauneuf du Pape or Cotes du Rhone, where you will get fine French wine. You will have most activities available in the city itself, but if you are tempted into traveling around the typical little villages of Provence, the historic capital of Provence, Aix en Provence, is less than an hour away, and the biggest mountain in the area called Mont Ventoux stages great wild and green valleys in summer or a ski resort in winter.
Avignon is a convenient location in the South of France, as you will have access the high-speed trains (TGV) taking you to Paris in less than 3 hours or down to the beaches of Marseilles in a little more than an hour. The local airport also has regular flights to Paris, from where you can reach most international destinations if necessary.