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Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

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Address: 58 Rue de la Republique, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
Phone Number: 04 90 15 24 24
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Description: The pontifical Carthusian monastery of the Val-de-Bénédiction was founded...
The pontifical Carthusian monastery of the Val-de-Bénédiction was founded in the 14th century by Pope Innocent VI. The frescoes of the Saint John Baptist's Chapel were painted by Matteo Giovanetti, who created the frescoes in Avignon Palace. The three cloisters, surrounded by forty cells and gardens, made it one of the largest Carthusian monstery in France.
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In the Middle Ages this was the biggest Carthusian monastery in the world. From a rather small starting point it grew and grew and added aver more court yards. Its like an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

In the Middle Ages this was the biggest Carthusian monastery in the world. From a rather small starting point it grew and grew and added aver more court yards. Its like an enchanted forest where you have to find your way to courtyard after courtyard and the whole thing is full of surprises. Most famous the beautiful baroque main well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The building is nothing fancy but I am alone there and you just feel how peaceful and tranquil the place is. You can not resist reflecting on your life!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Enjoyed a stroll around the monastery and its beautiful cloisters. Some interesting frescoes too. Although there is a formal restaurant there we also discovered that we could eat inexpensively in a pretty courtyard with a more limited menu of substantial snacks a drinks, so it turned out to be a good lunch stop as well as a fascinating visit.

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Norton Lindsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Surprised by the size given but given there are 3 inner cloisters perhaps one shouldn't. The monastery had a really good feel to it. The building is in excellent condition and offers the opportunity throughout the tour to sit in quiet and take a moment of reflection, something we all need to do. The above mentioned cloisters are excellent, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We didn't realise just what a good visit this would be. An old Carthusian monastery and burial place of one of the Popes, the tour really gave an impression of what life was like there. Lots of areas to see and enjoy.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Unlike England's rain-swept ruins, this Carthusian abbey was in use until the late 18th century, and is thus much more complete than its British counterparts, still mostly roofed and with some original doors, a laundry-block added during the Enlightenment, re-planted gardens etc. There's plenty to see, and it's a short walk from the fort which is also interesting, and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A beautiful monastery . Worth a visit. We enjoyed the vistas of the region from this hilltop monastery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a lovely way to kill a couple of hours. Really lovely building, very atmospheric. You could almost feel the monks of old walking through the rooms. Worthwhile.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Not much to report, but interesting insight into life in earlier times. Appeared to be run on the basis of indifference to potential visitors. Never mind it was interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

-lots of panels explaining the history of the place and the daily practices of the monks living in the chartreuse - well maintained area - the memory of the christian character of the place is respected - has a gorgeous restaurant "jardin d'été" at the end of the visit with outside seatings in the middle of the trees and garden.... More 

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Address: 58 Rue de la Republique, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
Phone Number: 04 90 15 24 24
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Gard  >  Villeneuve-les-Avignon

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