Le Prieure

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Gard

Located 1.6 miles out of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, this former monastery is now a 5-star hotel boasting a lovely garden, tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool. Tucked away in the mediaeval village of Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, Le Prieuré, with its walled cottage garden and its trailing wisteria, emanates a rare charm.

Hotel Summary

Just a few minutes from the heart of Avignon, this 5-star hotel is a subtle blend of past and present. Hidden in the heart of the village of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, its location is ideal for a base in the south of France or a romantic journey through Provence. The quiet location in the middle of Provence, is perfectly located for Châteauneuf du Pape, the famous wine routes of Provence and the Lubéron.


Le Prieuré offers 39 refurbished rooms and suites spread over 3 buildings. Great care and attention to detail have been taken with the interior design of the twenty-six rooms, nine Junior suites and four suites of Le Prieuré.

All the rooms are equipped with every modern comfort: flat-screen TV, broadband Internet, air conditioning, minibar… and all the suites have their lounge and private terrace providing low-key luxury in a warm atmosphere.


In the one Michelin-star gastronomic restaurant of “Le Prieuré”, regale yourselves with the refined Southern flavours of the cuisine of Chef Marc Fontanne. The dining room, draped in Italian Dedar curtains and ornamented by a large period fireplace, has large bay windows looking out on the garden. In warm weather, several terraces, bordered by jasmine or wisteria, provide a lovely, flower-perfumed setting.

The cuisine of Le Prieuré is a delight for the taste buds and marries to perfection with wines from the Rhone Valley, without forgetting fine Burgundies, Bordeaux and Champagnes…

Hotel Activities

When you stay at Le Prieure in Villeneuve-les-Avignon, you'll be in the historical district within a 10-minute walk of Fort St-Andre and Tour Philippe le Bel or if you prefer activities closer to home why not relax in the lovely garden, tennis court or outdoor swimming pool.

As part of your stay we can arrange a regional wine tour of the vineyards at Châteauneuf-du-Pape or the Rhône Valley with a professional guide that will pick you up at the hotel for a half-day or a full-day experience. Visit the wine tours section of our website to get some sample itineraries or better still just get in touch with us directly and we will be happy to discuss the many options we have available around this magnificent region.