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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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A touch of "Name of the Rose"

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

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Evanston, IL 60202
Beautiful but lacking sufficient explanations

This chartreuse, which is just a few km from the centre of Avignon, is nice and interesting but we... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
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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
+33 4 90 15 24 24
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Reviewed 9 August 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 26 July 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.

Thank Seasondtraveller
Reviewed 18 July 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.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 14 June 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
Reviewed 4 June 2017

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

Thank PatrickBarbary
Reviewed 19 May 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

Thank malcolm w
Reviewed 1 May 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

Thank Burl47
Reviewed 11 April 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

Thank mummyofaandw
Reviewed 30 December 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

Thank HOHarrison
Reviewed 2 December 2016

A nice surprise close to the (dominant) history of Avignon. Well-done restoration with proper attention to historic detail. Combined with Fort St Andre it is a welcome change for Avignon.

Thank Pieter D
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Yes I believe you can buy it at all 3 sites.