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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...more
58 rue de la Republique, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
All reviews monastic life well worth a visit modern art entire place open to the public combo ticket town centre fascinating visit couple of hours fort saint andre papal palace cloisters frescoes chartreuse history villeneuve attractions
We purchased a 5 attraction ticket for 17 euros each to explore the enclave of Villeneuve. This entire town is understated and needs to showcase itself better. It is a short bus ride from the avignon center.
This is one of four places to visit in Villanueva-les-Avignon. We restricted ourselves to the Abbey garden in the grounds of the fort and the chartreuse spending about 2 hours in each. There were very few tourists about as it seems the majority do not...More
I was thoroughly looking forward to this visit as they are very much my thing. It's a beautifully peaceful venue in a very nice setting & currently you can view excellent videos of the 3D reconstruction of the Pont St Bénezet (different to the ones...More
Not only is Villeneuve itself a little gem ( easily reached by bus from Avignon) but the monastery is a stunner. Beautiful setting, loadsa history, friendly staff and while we were there great modern art installations ( well, some of them) too. Cafe was shut...More
Large well preserved monastery with fascinating series of large and small cloisters and courtyard gardens, some super frescoes and good interpretation. Allow a couple of hours. There’s a nice small cafe and a posh restaurant on site. We liked this better than the famous Palais...More
We enjoyed our time at Chartreuse. It only takes about 45minutes or so to walk through and explore. Many of the rooms had modern art installations. We are big modern art fans, but I applaud them for supporting the arts and I still loved the...More
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...More
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.)
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.