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Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

Address: 58 Rue de la Republique, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
Phone Number: 04 90 15 24 24
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The pontifical Carthusian monastery of the Val-de-Bénédiction was founded in the 14th century by...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Sarasota, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Stourbridge
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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105 reviews 105 reviews
32 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a great insight into the history of a monastery (although it helps a lot if you can read French), the site is quite large and you can spend quite a bit of time wandering around it. Particularly nice are the enclosed gardens where you can sit and relax (don't miss the scented garden, tucked away at the far... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Its obviously in progress of getting rooms and information ready, buts it a nice wander around the buildings and interesting to look at.

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New York City, New York
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465 reviews 465 reviews
119 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I am still trying to understand who was doing what to whom during the period of the Avignon Papacy but they certain did it in style. Well worth an a little time enjoying.

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London
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Interesting site with great explanations in multiple languages - unusual in France. Gives life to a past era and the site is v well maintained. Would be tough if unsure on feet or in wheelchair.

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We came upon this attraction by chance and ended up strolling through the site for a few hours and having a nice lunch. Like many places this site has history abound and given it was quite (not many people when we there in fact almost no one) allowed us a visit that lacked the normal maddening crowds issue that many... More 

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Comet, Qld
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108 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We really enjoyed this interesting tour which fortunately had an excellent audio guide in many different languages (our group used them in French, English and Polish) to interpret and explain the displays. A very peaceful place and well worth a visit.

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