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Fort Saint-Andre

4 rue Montee du Fort, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
+33 4 90 25 45 35
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Great views, interesting history

I enjoyed my visit to this historic Fort today. The entrance fee was 6 euros -- it takes maybe and... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Geeena
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San Francisco
Imposing Fort on a Windy Day

Visiting at the end of November, Fort Saint-Andre was almost empty. Just me and my husband, the... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
Fran727
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Long Beach, NY
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Built to affirm the hegemony of the Capetian monarchy over its neighbours in Avignon the Fort of Saint-André, which is very well preserved, exemplifies the degree of perfection attained by military architecture of the 14th century. Dominating the Charterhouse of Villeneuve-lez-Avignon it can be considered as an outstanding monument. Open: > 1st April to 15th May: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. > 16th May to 15th September: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. > 16th to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. > 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 40 minutes before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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4 rue Montee du Fort, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
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+33 4 90 25 45 35
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"rocky outcrop"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I enjoyed my visit to this historic Fort today. The entrance fee was 6 euros -- it takes maybe and hour or hour and half or so depending on your pace and amount of pictures. I got a brochure in English explaining the fort and...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Visiting at the end of November, Fort Saint-Andre was almost empty. Just me and my husband, the staff, and lots of wind! Seriously, it was very windy. We paid for admission at the ticket office. (There are also toilets, and a few souvenirs to purchase...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

We arrived on a very windy day and were told not everything was opened but we were sold tickets and told the man would meet us at the gate and let us in. The guy was sitting outside watching the view for well over 30...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Fort Saint-André is a 13th-century fortified castle on a rocky outcrop above the Rhône River. The castle served as a formidable fortress, as well as a symbol of French power. We explored the classic medieval castle gatehouse, where two imposing battlement-topped round towers flank the...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this delightful, historic Fort today. It was interesting to visit and worth a visit if you are in the Villeneuve area however there isn’t alot of information provided especially for foreign speaking tourists.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

If you don't like Fort Saint André, you can't understand Avignon. Located in Villeneuve lez Avignon, just the opposite side of the Rhône river, this formidable fort overlooks the area and has THE view of Avignon not to miss. The gardens are far from being...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised that this monument was so much more than a walled "fort". My first impression was that it has been beautifully restored. The second was that it is enormous! And the views are picture-perfect. Lots of opportunity for creative photography. The garden...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Depending upon the location of your hotel, a stroll to Fort Saint-Andre can be a nice walk. However, should you be traveling in the area, there are far more interesting forts with a two hours' drive. In fact, the sights in Avignon are more attractive....More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

A worthwhile hour if you're already staying in Villeneuve. Not worth a separate trip to Villeneuve unless you've weeks to spare in Provence.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Nice break from the car ride south. The castle is outside of the busy centre of Avignon and the kids ( 3 and 6 loved the tour across the stairs and on top of the towers. Takes you about 1,5 for the full tour.

Thank Diederik H
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Missy P
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Response from Terry B | Reviewed this property |
The Fort Saint André hosts few exhibitions and once a year a contemporary art festival just lasts a few days. Their website (in French only) can tell you more : fort-saint-andre. followed by fr You may also contact the... More
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Response from hollySalisbury | Reviewed this property |
You can wander around the fort in half an hour, but assuming you also visit the gardens, 90 minutes will cover that as well. There are places to sit overlooking Avignon where you can spend as long as you like reading or... More
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