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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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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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Wonderful setting and food

We stumbled upon this wonderful old building and restaurant, and had a most enjoyable evening. We were seated on a balcony with a great view of the hills around Villeneuve les... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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La Canada Flintridge, CA

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La Canada Flintridge, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this wonderful old building and restaurant, and had a most enjoyable evening. We were seated on a balcony with a great view of the hills around Villeneuve les Avignon, and the food and service were excellent. There is also a charming interior courtyard for garden dining. I'd highly recommend this to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a beautifull building full of history, the building itself and what is inside. a true must see if you are in Avignon.

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Isle of wight
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We went here on our first night as most other places were fully booked because of a music festival. The hotel recommended it. Our table was high up with a view over the rooftops, although there is a large courtyard garden area also. The food was delicious. I chose Cod as my main course and it was cooked to perfection.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We loved the setting as it overlooked Villeneuve D'Avignon. The food was excellent and the wine was wonderful. You need a reservation.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A monastery and gardens with the popes mausoleum. Extensive old buildings and a very nice restaurant overlooking the town.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Visited on a Sunday and library was closed ....found the different cloisters interesting and enjoyed photographing the roses as well ..allow about half an hour

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had to chose this or the fort due to time restrictions, and we did not regret our choice. It was fascinating to see how the monks lived and how beautiful the building is.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went to this attraction as we had the dual ticket with the fortress. Although a lot of buildings have been preserved it all seemed a bit empty and only limited explanation of what the buildings had been used for.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Interesting place, very large and rambling built around a courtyard. Not much to see in the rooms and passages, most of the walls were bare except for a few remaining frescos. The staff at reception were a little offhand. Its worth a visit if only to get an idea of the way the monks lived in the middle ages.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This monastery has been well set-up to give you a view of what life was like for monks in the middle ages. Good examples of cloisters and monks' cells, also the infirmary. Well worth a visit. We took the free ferry over the Rhone and walked from there - a good walk. Make sure you get theAvignon attraction passport for... More 

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