20141205 Carre du Palais-600-435 2A landmark site in the heart of Avignon is about to get a new lease of life, as the historic Hôtel Calvet de la Palun is transformed into a premium attraction showcasing the region’s Côtes du Rhône and Vallée du Rhône AOC wines. The Town Hall has given its blessing to a well thought-out scheme led by Inter Rhône and its partners to convert the ex-Banque de France HQ into the high-profile Carré du Palais.

Set to open in Summer 2015, this luxurious mixed-use development on the Place du Palais will revitalise an emblematic quarter of Avignon between the Popes’ Palace and the city’s main square, Place de l’Horloge.

An Incomparable Setting in the Historic Heart of Avignon, Provence

Le Carré du Palais constitutes a unique piece of Avignon’s architectural heritage, superbly located between the central Place de l’Horloge and the 14th-century Popes’ Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), right at the heart of the most attractive and visited neighbourhood in Avignon.As well as being on the edge of this ramparted city’s medieval quarter and near the Centre International de Congrès (International Congress Centre), Le Carré du Palais is just a cork’s throw from the famous bridge, the museums, hotels, restaurants and shops of the historic centre. This hub of culture, tourism, and shopping attracts millions of tourists throughout the year – and almost a million of them walk across the Place du Palais.

A Premium Investment Opportunity

Against this stunning backdrop, Le Carré du Palais provides a first-rate mix of services and boutiques, focusing on excellence and ease of access. 

One of the Hôtel Calvet de la Palun’s long 18th-century façades opens onto Inter Rhône’s prestigious wine academy, the École des Vins du Rhône, and 100% Rhône, a Brasserie & Fine Wine Bar serving legendary crus and boasting a terrace facing the imposing Popes’ Palace.

On the other facade, a monumental arch draws visitors directly off the Place de l’Horloge into a beautiful interior court ringed with boutiques selling big-name French brands. On the first floor are the fabulous Cave du Carré du Palais and a gourmet restaurant ensconced in the sumptuous 18th-century oval salon of what was once among Avignon’s most magnificent private residences. Restaurant-goers can dine on a spectacular terrace overlooking the lively entertainments of the Place de l’Horloge. As well as offering direct access to the Popes’ Palace underground car park, the central courtyard gives access to a 5-star private tourist residence on the second floor, offering five exclusive suites of exceptional quality and charm with unrivalled views of the Popes’ Palace or the Place de l’Horloge.

Don’t Miss Out! 

Do you represent a big regional, French or international brand with an image of excellence and quality? 

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Recruitment

To provide the different services that will be offered, Le Carré du Palais requires staff with a wide range of skills within the fields of hospitality (cooks, waiting staff, sommeliers, reception staff), tourism, sales and communication.

If you would like to join our team for this exciting venture, please send us your application at: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.