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Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

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Address: 58 rue de la Republique, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
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+33 4 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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A wonderful and surprising place

Avignon tourist attractions is being marketed much. This we found unexpectedly. The old monastery was a really interesting place to visit. The great and the old monastery was a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Avignon tourist attractions is being marketed much. This we found unexpectedly. The old monastery was a really interesting place to visit. The great and the old monastery was a good place to get to know the history. Combo ticket to monastery and Fort Saint-Andre is recommented.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

A nice surprise close to the (dominant) history of Avignon. Well-done restoration with proper attention to historic detail. Combined with Fort St Andre it is a welcome change for Avignon.

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Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Former monastery of Benedictine monks in the heart of Villeneuve-les-Avignon, a few meters away from the main square. A bookshop with books of poetry, litterature, arts, history and architecture, of french and international authors. A cosy café with a fireplace for the cold months and an inner yard for the warm and sunny ones. Several buildings interesting themselves, hosting a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Really worth a visit. It is interesting and a great place to spend an hour or so. Villeneuve is a lovely little town to pass some time, have a meal and wander.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Built as a charterhouse, reconstructed as an artist's colony. Interesting location to see what a monk's cell really looked like.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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