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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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Beautiful monastery and grounds

A free visit, as it was the weekend of heritage. We spent almost an hour wandering around the monastery, including seeing the cloisters, the monks cells, the chapel with lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Francis M
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Bedale, United Kingdom
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Bedale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A free visit, as it was the weekend of heritage. We spent almost an hour wandering around the monastery, including seeing the cloisters, the monks cells, the chapel with lovely frescos, and the popes Mausaleum. Well worth the time spent in a peaceful setting.

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Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed wandering around however we were very disappointed with the lack of information, especially in English. Apparently it has an interesting history but we were not able to discover what that was. Unfortunately one of the reception staff was very miserable and unwelcoming.

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Jackieb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chartreuse is really a peaceful quiet place. Love it, if you have time to visit a 2nd venue. You will need about 1 hour or so to visit the entire place. Make sure to look up at all the gorgeous statues and figure heads built into the building.

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La Canada Flintridge, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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Thank DHBall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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