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The fort walls reminded me of being in old Dubronvik

These walls are solid and be prepared to get a good workout from the ascent/descent. Nice views of... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Well worth a visit

A lovely example of how life within walls would have been in the 14th century. 190 residences... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Brenda W
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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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...more
4 rue Montee du Fort, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
+33 4 90 25 45 35
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All reviews avignon pass across the river surrounding area nice walk spectacular gardens medieval castle photo opportunities rocky outcrop steep walk on site interesting history worth a visit lovely place take your time papal palace ramparts walls
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering these fort ruins, with its beautiful views back to the city and the papal palace was well worth an afternoon of time. There is a lovely garden there as well, and its close to an Abbey and the tower of Phillip the fair, so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the town to the fort and it was a nice walk to the town as long as your don't mind the climb. The fort is imposing and you get a sense of how life was. The internal stairs are tiny there was...More

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The 8 euro admission was excessive to visit a wall around the top of a hill. Good views across to Avignon but these available from higher points of the town. Visit to the Abbey required additional 8 euro entrance to access other half of the...More

Thank 117ian
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We saw the Fort Saint-Andre from the Palais Des Papes in Avignon and decided to make an adventure by hiking there. It took about one hour one way from the center of Avignon but the gardens and view were worth the sweat.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 8 October 2018

These walls are solid and be prepared to get a good workout from the ascent/descent. Nice views of the surrounding area.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Very little to see apart from a few pretty views. Walk around the battlements, little more than that. Price is reflective of lack of content.

Thank JHallidayUk
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely example of how life within walls would have been in the 14th century. 190 residences spread over 9 hectares, a lot of stonework still intact. The French certainly know how to build to last the test of time

Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We went to Fort Saint-André and discovered you could buy a pass for (I think) 5 local historical attractions, so if you are going to be in the area for a day or two or plan to spend the whole day there, this pass may...More

Thank jensings2
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We walked up to the fort and it is a hike in the sun but you can rest as you go along. The views are superb from the top. Gardens are fabulous. Highlight was a lovely lunch at the café supplied by a very nice...More

Thank MissMiniver
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Only an hours walk from our apartment just outside the city walls, is this beautiful example of a medival castle with gardens in the Italian style. When we went in May there where only a hand full off people there which was a shame and...More

Thank Bruce C
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Missy P
4 March 2018|
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Response from tebehem | 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
Emily R
17 August 2017|
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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