Hotels Avignon Christmas Market
Are you planning to stay in Avignon during the Christmas market? We have created the latest guide for Avignon to help you find a restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and best hotels close to the Avignon – Place de L’Horloge – Avignon Christmas Market for the Winter of 2023!
The Avignon Christmas Market known as Marche de Noel Avignon is a magical place that comes to life in the heart of Avignon, a few weeks before Christmas.
This year the market runs between 5th December 2023 to 27th December 2023. The Avignon Christmas Market is located on Place de L’Horloge, Avignon Centre Ville.
How is the weather in Avignon in December?
The average temperature in December is about 11° / 2° (low) and light rain is possible as well. A warm, waterproof coat or jacket is a must during the winter in Avignon and France if you plan to visit during the Christmas period!
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1. Hôtel de l’Horloge 4* – Hotels Near Avignon Christmas Market
This hotel is set in a 19th-century building overlooking the picturesque Place de L’Horloge, in the centre of Avignon. It offers stylish rooms with free WiFi access. The hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Papal Palace.
The Hôtel de l’Horloge’s rooms are decorated with antique furnishings. They are soundproofed and feature air conditioning, and some also come with private terraces. Three rooms are suitable for guests with reduced mobility. Some of the hotel’s rooms feature panoramic views of the Palais des Papes.
In a stone building dating to the 19th-century, this refined hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Palais des Papes, and a 5-minute walk from both the Cathedrale Avignon and the Musée Du Petit Palais.
Warm rooms feature wood furnishings and wrought iron beds. All come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Some rooms also have private terraces, outdoor showers and espresso machines.
A paid breakfast buffet includes regional cheeses, seasonal fruit and pastries.
This beautiful 19th century stone building is in a prime location, with its doors opening directly onto the Place de l’Horloge in Avignon. From this base in the city’s historic and touristic centre, you’ll be able to enjoy an unforgettable break and the gentle elegance of the various rooms.
Avignon and its rich and varied heritage awaits you: its legendary Bridge from where you’ll be able to admire the panorama of the medieval town dominated by the Pope’s Palace, and also the squares, museums, magnificent town houses, antique shops and galleries that will make your stay even more memorable.
This is a lovely hotel. Our room was comfortable and the breakfasts excellent. What raised it well above the average was the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff who made restaurant reservations for us and seemed to really care about their guests.
The hotel overlooks one of the main squares in Avignon which during our stay hosted a charming Christmas market.
Location was amazing with the square Christmas Market at the door.The breakfast was great, loved the smell of fresh baked pastries in the morning as we walked down the stairs. Staff were very welcoming and very helpful.
We stayed here for the new year and there was a Christmas market right outside the hotel and we also had a beautiful view of this market. The hotel is bang in the centre and perfect for our stay in Avignon. The hotel staff were all very warm and friendly
. The room was a superior one, a bit on the expensive side but honestly well worth it. The room was clean and warm and had really great toiletries. I would definitely recommend.
The hotel was not busy but we were still given an upgrade – and so had 2 large rooms (for European size), one overlooking the Place de L’Horloge and the Christmas market.
The rooms were clean and comfortable – only fault I can find is the lighting – which was too dark! Bathrooms were clean and the beds very comfortable.
We had the buffet breakfast in the hotel – and although a bit pricey the food was fresh and there was plenty to choose from.
The hotel location is excellent – in the middle of the old city.
How much does a room costs at Hôtel de l’Horloge?
This spacious, air-conditioned room has a TV with cable channels, free Wi-Fi and a minibar. There is also a seating area.
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2. Régina Boutique Hotel 3* – Hotels Near Avignon Christmas Market
Régina is a hotel located on the main street in Avignon and just a 5-minute walk from the Palais des Papes.
The rooms are decorated in warm tones and also come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels including Canal+, and a telephone. Free WiFi access is available and some rooms have a balcony. The private bathroom features a bath or shower.
A buffet breakfast is available every morning in the dining room.
Guests can also buy local produce on site, including jams, olive oil and biscuits.
A 4-minute walk from the Palais des Papes and the Cathédrale d’Avignon, this down-to-earth hotel in the center of the old town is also 8 minutes’ walk from the historic Pont d’Avignon bridge.
The simply furnished rooms feature high ceilings, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have air-conditioning and/or balconies. Family rooms sleep 3 or 4 people.
Breakfast (surcharge) is served in a simple dining room.
This hotel is ideally located for visiting Avignon and is walking distance from the station.
I was a bit worried about being on the first floor overlooking a busy street, but in the end it wasn’t as noisy as expected – although there was a lot of street lighting which meant the room never got properly dark.
Our room was also quite small, but fine for one night. The breakfast was probably one of the best I have had in France, varied and excellent value for money
Otherwise, the hotel is in a fantastic location–central and in easy walking distance to just about anything you might want to see in the historic area of the city. It was also a straight-shot, easy walk to/from the train station on smooth paver sidewalks for rolling our luggage.
Our room was very clean, modern, and comfortable. It was on an upper floor and even had a small balcony (standing space only) that we could walk out on and people-watch.
The selection and spread of food is generous, and we came back the next two mornings of our stay just so we could try everything. Every day there were multiple foods available, and the personable, warm hostess personally took time to guide each guest through the options.
There were sweet and savory sections. The sweet section had a selection of (really good) croissants and pain au chocolat alongside Christmas pastries cut up into small bites so that guests could try holiday specialties that might not be available to them in summer. There was also bread for toast alongside a variety of Provencal Epicurien jams to try.
The savory section had delicious meats and cheeses alongside a variety of Epicurien confits and honeys for sampling, as well as Provencal olive oils, eggs (for soft boiling), and seasonal fruits. Four months later, my mouth is watering just remembering this breakfast!
How much does a room costs at Régina Boutique Hotel?
All rooms have an LCD TV with satellite and cable channels, including Canal+. Some rooms also include a private balcony.
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3. Kyriad Avignon – Palais des Papes 3* – Hotels Near Avignon Christmas Market
Set at the Place de l’Horloge, Kyriad Avignon-Palais des Papes is located in the pedestrian zone of the historical centre of Avignon. It offers air-conditioned rooms equipped with a TV with Canal+, courtesy tray and free Wi-Fi access.
Kyriad Avignon-Palais des Papes is opposite the Avignon Opera and is 75 m from The Palais des Papes. Other nearby attractions include Musée du Petit Palais and Pont d’Avignon.
A 4-minute walk from Palais des Papes, this straightforward hotel in the city center is a 6-minute walk from Avignon Cathedral and 12 minutes on foot from Gare D’Avignon Centre train station.
Simply furnished rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as flat-screen TVs, desks, and tea and coffee making facilities.
A breakfast buffet is offered for an additional fee. There’s also a low-key bar.
. A straight walk from the station along the main street towards the Palais des Papes will take you straight here. Perfect location to explore the Palais, walk to the bridge, explore the town on foot and enjoy the Christmas Markets.
Friendly and efficient staff, comfortable rooms and great food from the restaurant. A good base to explore surrounding countryside. We will stay here again.
We enjoyed our stay in the Kyriad Hotel very much. Starting every day with an excellent breakfast to discover the citiy and surroundings from a perfect central location. Having our car in the public Palais du Papes parking was very convenient just 100 meters away from the Hotel and with a 50€ flat rate for 7 days multiple entrance very reasonable parking cost in the very center of Avignon.
The hotel staff could speak English and was always very friendly and helpful.
The rooms are indeed ‘neat’ but we only used them to sleep and the beds were so comfortable as were the memory foam pillows. Breakfast was a little squashed if many were down at once but as mentioned it was varied and served by a lovely and helpful woman.
How much does a room costs at Kyriad Avignon – Palais des Papes?
Prices start 70$/night for Double Room.
En suite room with flat-screen TV with cable channels and free Wi-Fi.
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