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Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

58 rue de la Republique, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
+33 4 90 15 24 24
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Unplanned Visit

My husband and I went to Villeneuve-les-Avignon to see Fort Saint-Andre. We arrived too early. The... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2017
Fran727
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Long Beach, NY
A touch of "Name of the Rose"

Fascinating window into medieval monastic life, well explained and laid out; beautiful building... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
ShomerShabbatFamily
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Evanston, IL 60202
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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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58 rue de la Republique, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

My husband and I went to Villeneuve-les-Avignon to see Fort Saint-Andre. We arrived too early. The fort was not open, so we went to La Chartreuse. (Please note, we traveled at the end of November; check opening and closing times before you go.) We spent...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

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.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

This chartreuse, which is just a few km from the centre of Avignon, is nice and interesting but we would have liked to have more detailed explanations. There was an exhibit with many displays, videos etc.

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

These remains (they're better than ruins) of a convent in the "new" part of Avignon were interesting and well presented. The cloisters are still used for resident artists but plenty of areas and building are open to the public.

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Fascinating visit. There are clear explanations but I would like more information about the social history. Access is easy from just off the town centre. There are some lovely quiet places to sit.

Thank David A
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

Beautiful historical building. For some reason, our visit was free, but I think that there is usually a fee. Quite a large building.

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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Although renovated it is done sympathetically. The kiosk could be more friendly, and luckily the paper guide does help get your bearings. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

According to the Tourist Information Bureaux this is the principle attraction of Villeneuve lez Avignon, and its not difficult to see why, even though there are some other interesting sites in the same area, some of which are available with a combo ticket. Take your...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Spent a good two hours wandering the cloisters of this gorgeous building - we almost had the place to ourselves on a very warm spring afternoon. The kids (11 and 12) were given a quiz to do on a tablet which inspired them to look...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2016 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...More

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