Our initial reaction to the accommodation on arrival was that space was more limited than our expectations, having not previously booked a self catering apartment. This wasn't in the end an issue though.
Avignon is an amazing city. Not quite on the scale of Prague, Paris or Rome, but with plenty to keep the visitor entertained, a welcoming, friendly and safe atmosphere, some beautiful and accessible scenery nearby, and all achievable without a car. We left just as the July Festival started but managed to catch some its vibrant atmosphere; we took in a play having chatted with one of its actors on the street, and then met another, who remembered us, the day after! Everything was maintained to a high standard and we quickly adapted. We ate in one night and took lunch in the elegant courtyard but mostly were tempted out to soak up the lively atmosphere in one of the many street cafes.
Patrick and Sabine, our hosts, were also around each day and worked hard to enhance our visit, coping with our delayed arrival by TGV, providing copious information on local beauty stops (Les Baux, Fontaine du Vaucluse…), historical site (Arles), eating places, the local market etc, and storing our baggage on the last day. Do go! We had 4.5 action packed days and could easily have taken a week.