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Tour Philippe le Bel

Rue Montee-de-la-Tour, 30404 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
+33 4 90 27 49 68
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Good place for great views

Not a great deal to see within the tower, but the views of the fort and of Avignon make the climb... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great place to visit!!!

Great audio and video content explaining the history of Avignon and Villeneuve in the wider... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rue Montee-de-la-Tour, 30404 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
+33 4 90 27 49 68

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a great deal to see within the tower, but the views of the fort and of Avignon make the climb to the top worthwhile

Thank ColinBern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great audio and video content explaining the history of Avignon and Villeneuve in the wider historical context, the middle ages bridge construction methods, etc. The virtual tour of the Bridge in the Middle Ages is a must-see.. Also, the view on the whole region, from...More

Thank Philippe R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Quite a hike to the top but well worth it. There are floors with displays and videos so that you can keep resting on the way up. The information is really interesting and useful. Just be careful with opening hours.

Thank David A
Reviewed 29 May 2017

One of the prominent buildings of Villeneuve-las-Avignon, it once guarded the crossing over the Rhone. Come here to enjoy a wonderful view over the valley to Avignon. This site is covered by the Avignon PASSion discount card. There are occasional exhibitions inside; the panels relating...More

Thank matforddavid
Reviewed 22 May 2017

There are some good views from the top of the tower but there is absolutely no history or other information about the tower here.We spent no more than 20 minutes here. We got a discount on entry fee using the Avignon Pass.

Thank Melinda M
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Tour Philippe Le Bel is a mediaval tower that was built during the 14th century in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon. Inside it, discover a part of the local history and enjoy a full panoramic view of the Popes Palace, le Rocher des doms and Avignon. It's open everyday,...More

Thank Travel I
Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you want a splendid view on Avignon and its surroundings (up to Mont Ventoux), this is a must. If you want an Avignon Passion pass, this is the place to get it, as it this visit is cheap and only the first visit on...More

1  Thank Tom D
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The climb is worth it! Great views of Avignon, Great Views of St. Andre Castle, the Rhône. It is a rather breathtaking experience.

Thank LHABtrombone
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Even though the upper floors are closed to the public it is worth the effort to go and admire the panorama of the pont Benezet , the Palais des Papes and the rhone. We were there on a day with mistral wind and it was...More

Thank willy m
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We had intended to climb this tower but, having already climbed to the battlements of the fort, which are much higher and from where there are stupendous views, we decided not to bother climbing this tower.(By then this old man's knees were protesting anyway) So...More

1  Thank mjc404
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