La Mirande

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4 Place de Amirande
Avignon, 84000
France

Set in an old mansion at the foot of the Palais des Papes in the heart of Avignon, La Mirande is steeped in secular history. This timeless refuge offers a dreamy, relaxing and authentic experience in a refines, 18th century-esque décor.

With both a gastronomic restaurant and a chef ’s table, the hotel serves honest, living cuisine with respect for ingredients and humankind; a culinary hymn to land and its biodiversity.

Behind its stunning facade, La Mirande exudes the sweet way of life of yesteryear.

The twenty-six upper-floor rooms boast a unique décor, each with its own 18th century wall hanging recreated by Braquenié, Le Manach, Canovas, Comoglio and Rubelli, to name a few.

EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES

  • Buffet Breakfast for each guest daily, including room service
  • $100 USD Restaurant voucher to be used either at The Gourmet Restaurant or at The Chief’s Table or at The Cooking School, once during stay (The voucher is not refundable)

The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:

  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-In
  • Late Check-Out

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 Noon

Number of Rooms: 26

Deluxe Room

  • From 247 square feet (23 square meters) to 322 square feet (30 square meters)
  • 1 to 2 people
  • Queen or twin beds.
The interiors are 18 century, Louis XV and XVI :
  • Paneled doorways and dado, cornice, chintz wall hangings and curtains, the later silk lined, vintage parquet and terracotta floor tiles,  lights equipped with dimers, mirror television, air conditioner and free WiFi.
  • Bathroom with historic block printed wallpapers and Carrara marble floors. Bathtub and or shower, bathrobes, slippers and welcome amenities from Dr Hauschka.
  • Most of the rooms offer a romantic view onto the Popes' Palace.

Grand Deluxe Room

  • From 355 square feet (33 square meters) to 462 square feet (43 square meters)
  • 1 to 3 people
  • King or twin beds
The interiors are 18 century, Louis XV and XVI:
  • Paneled doorways and dado, cornice, chintz wall hangings and curtains, the later silk lined, vintage parquet and terracotta floor tiles, all lights dimmable, mirror television, air conditioning and free WiFi.
  • Bathroom with historic block printed wallpapers, Carrara marble floors and cement tiles.
  • Bathtub and or shower, bathrobes, slippers and welcome amenities from Dr Hauschka.
  • Most of the rooms offer a romantic view onto the Popes' Palace.

Suite

  • 613 square feet (57 square meters)
  • 1 to 2 people
  • Offer a breathtaking view of the Popes Palace and the hotel garden through 6 large windows.
The interiors are 18th century, Louis XV and XVI:
  • Paneled doorways and dado, cornice, chintz wall hangings and curtains, the later silk lined, vintage oak parquet, bathroom with historic block printed wallpaper and Carrara marble floor, all lights dimmable, mirror television, air conditioner and WiFi.

Facilities

  • Boutiques
  • Private Dining Areas
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Baby Room
  • Banquet Space
  • Bar & Coffee Shop
  • Boardroom Meeting Space
  • City Tours, Theatre and Cultural Events
  • Golf Nearby
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Meeting & Conference Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms and Suites
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Small Conference Facilities
  • Small Wedding Facilities
  • Spa Nearby
  • Spa Treatment In Room
  • Wine Cellar

Guest Services

  • Cooking Classes
  • Wine Tasting
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Laundry Service
  • Massage Service

The Chef's Table

In the medieval part of La Mirande, there is a hidden treasure: the historical kitchen and its wooden stove.

Every Tuesday and Wednesdays, Severine Sagnet cooks, sings and tells about Avignon of former and current days, for hosts from here and there all joined in a joyful party.

Every dinner is unique by its atmosphere and its special menu prepared with products chosen by Severine with local producers and friends.

The evening starts in the historical wine cellar, with a Chateauneuf du Pape wine tasting and ends with songs, sometimes late night.

Le Marmiton

Since 1994, La Mirande’s cooking school, “Le Marmiton”, hosts the region’s greatest chefs.

One week per month, they will invite you to join them in the old kitchen where they will cook on the 19 century wood-fired stove. The area’s gourmets, young and old alike, appreciate these entertaining moments when know-hows and kitchen tips are transmitted in a place filled with history.

Aprons, utensils and spec sheets are provided at the start of the class which finishes with a sampling meal accompanied by wines chosen by the sommelier. Novice chefs will have the pleasure of inviting friends to join them round the table and share in the lunch or dinner they have prepared.

Tea Time

Every afternoon, in the glass-covered patio or on the terrace, a buffet of home-made 100% organic pastries are prepared by the pastry chef.

Madeleines, gingerbread, almong croquants, poppy seed cakes, chocolate fondants and seasonal fruit tarts are baked and served with hot chocolate prepared in the traditional way or with exceptional teas selected by La Mirande, some of which are organically grown.

Let us not forget the KOMBUCHA, a drink that appeared thousands of years ago probably in China, made of fermented tea which appeared in Eastern Europe in the 19th century. In fashion in Italy in the 1950s. Sparkling drink served chilled.

Our espresso coffee is also organic and comes from Mexico. 100% Arabica, it is very delicate and slightly acid. With a library composed of many art books, La Mirande also receives a few French and foreign newspapers at the guests’ disposal.

La Mirande's Bar

La Mirande’s bar is set in the warm and inviting atmosphere of its red drawing room with a 17th century painted ceiling. A subtle and varied drink list is sure to meet the highest expectations.

•A prestigious selection of champagnes, available by the glass
•A large range of Single Malts: Ardbeg, Mortlach, Strathisla as well as Benromach organic whisky from ten to thirty years of age
•A selection of old cocktails (from the 1930s made with Rum and Absinth) and creations of our head bartender
•‘Fever-tree’ sodas 100 % natural, exclusive in the area, a pleasant patch with the organic and fair trade Vodka ‘Fair’ produced in Cognac
•Upon request, ‘After work’ whisky and cocktail tasting workshops are organized

The Gourmet Restaurant

La Mirande offers a fresh and creative cuisine with a Provençal touch. True to the tradition of the Stein family, the chef Florent Pietravalle meets personally with the growers as he constantly strives to find the best products grown in their native soil and harvested at the peak of ripeness, giving full meaning to the concepts of terroir and seasonal.

The gourmet restaurant’s friendly and attentive staff creates a truly gastronomic experience in the warm and inviting setting of the Cardinalice room, a vestige of the cardinals’ residence, with its magnificent Renaissance ceiling.

In winter, a crackling fireplace plays soft background music while in warmer weather the terrace and garden provide an oasis of calm.

Adjoining the main restaurant, the Napoleon III salon with its original woodwork and period vaisselier creates an especially festive setting for guests in the former dining room of the Pamard family.

Adopting a very simple approach that favours the story behind a wine over the technical skill that went into its making, the sommelier’s selections are often personal favourites or the result of fruitful encounters with men and women, craftsmen and wine lovers. His wine list features great names, but also a host of wines made using ancestral methods.

Florent Pietravalle, Chef of The Gourmet Restaurant

After 4 years as sous-chef in Pierre Gagnaire’s three Michelin-star restaurant in Paris, 28-year old Florent Pietravalle has joined La Mirande as our new Chef de Cuisine.

Here in southern France is where it all began for this modest young prodigy. Born in Montpellier, he trained first with Raoul Reichrath in Roaix (1 Michelin star) then with Jean-Luc Rabanel in Arles (2 Michelin stars), with a year in Paris in between, working for Joel Robuchon (2 Michelin stars).

He has now created his own culinary signature with a menu of uncompromising freshness that combines a uniquely light touch with beautifully balanced, satisfying flavours. His love for prime produce inspires him to let them tell their own tale on the plate. His cuisine is one of emotion which strikes a responsive chord in us, an instinctive appetite for unadulterated nature.

Map / Location

Nearby airports:

  • Marseille [Marignane-Provence], France (50 Miles)
  • Avignon [Caumont], France (9 Miles)

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