Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon
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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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Kayban
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just a short walk over the bridge (no buses running on a Sunday...) villeneuve is a welcome break from the madness of Avignon, especially at festival time. I can't imagine anywhere more calm and tranquil than these beautiful buildings and gardens. I had the place almost to myself and came away feeling rejuvenated. There is some information in different languages around the site and a cafe and restaurant. Definitely worth a trip over the river - and bonus great views of Avignon on the journey back.
Written July 24, 2011
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Jeanie G
Illinois42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We weren't really sure what to expect of the Chartreuse monastery. However, just walking into the Allee' des Muriers, made us immediately aware that we were entering an other worldly place. The monastery draws one in with it's gardens, frescoes, cloisters and courtyards as you walk through one ancient door after another. Some of the monk's cells (open for public viewing) help to enlighten visitors to the solice and meditation of the lives once lived within these walls.
Written November 22, 2019
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londonthroandthro
London, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Highly recommend the restaurant inside the monastery. It's charming; and the food is tasty and ginormous portions. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Written August 29, 2019
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AkisNora
Thessaloniki, Greece132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Very interesting and impressive complex, very well preserved and restaured; don't miss it if you are around.
Written May 5, 2019
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JAN222
JAN22267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
From the street you do not expect the size, beauty or depth of this place where you can wander about on both levels. Incredible. Tip: Don't miss, and it's easy to do so, the brief movie on how they are creating a 3D virtual replica of the Pont d' Avignon. It is near the entrance to l'eglise.
Written April 25, 2019
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Philippe F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Touted as the largest Chartreuse in France, this one is located just a few minutes outside Avignon, right next to the ominous Fort Saint-André.

One of the monks' cells has been restored so visitors get a sense of the daily life in the monastery. No prison-like cells here: this was the richest of Charteuses, each monk living in a 3-room appartment, with a view on an adjacent garden.

The common areas are beautifully preserved and a testimony to architectural styles ranging from the 13th to the 17th century.

There were very few visitors when we visited, but I would think that during high-season the place might be vrawling with tourists. As the visit is very peaceful and solemn, you may not want to bring younger children along if they have trouble keeping relatively quiet for an hour or two.
Written October 29, 2018
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H C H
Lincoln, UK64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
A well-preserved but empty Carthusian house a short walk from the centre of Vikleneuve-les-Avignon, home now to a well-regarded restaurant (not tested) and also used from concerts etc.

Visitors pay the fee and then wander round independently. There isn't much signage and few explanations. Anyone who has visited another Charterhouse woukd be aware of the rule of silence, the individual 'cells', the daily pattern of work and prayer and the limited communal encounters, but I didn't see anything to explain them to visitors here.

But the golden stone and the gardens and the deep, deep peace make it very special.
Written July 21, 2018
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ShomerShabbatFamily
Evanston, IL 6020234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Fascinating window into medieval monastic life, well explained and laid out; beautiful building. When we were there, there was also an interesting set of modern short art
films on biblical stories.
Written August 9, 2017
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,084 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
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.
Written June 1, 2016
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Jennie442015
Faversham, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015
This historic Abbey is in the area of the old town in Villeneuf les Avignon. Although it is no longer used for the production of Chartreuse it is definitely worth the visit. There is free parking although the access is via a very narrow street. As it is in the centre of the town it is easy to make an interesting day visiting the Abbey and the fort and enjoying lunch in one of the many restaurants.
Written July 12, 2015
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