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This was a pleasant visit which showed a lovely monastic environment. It is a pretty area to walk... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Perth, Australia
Not all Charteuses are cold and gloomy

Touted as the largest Chartreuse in France, this one is located just a few minutes outside Avignon... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
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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
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All reviews monastic life worth a visit daily life monks' cells modern art entire place open to the public town centre fascinating visit couple of hours fort saint andre cloisters frescoes chartreuse history villeneuve courtyard
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

This was a pleasant visit which showed a lovely monastic environment. It is a pretty area to walk around and is quite peaceful. The surrounding town is gorgeous so a great day out.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank asuann
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Touted as the largest Chartreuse in France, this one is located just a few minutes outside Avignon, right next to the ominous Fort Saint-André. One of the monks' cells has been restored so visitors get a sense of the daily life in the monastery. No...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobertJE
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Picpoul
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SalisburyRunner
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jensings2
Reviewed 21 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank doublehlondon
Reviewed 18 December 2017

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.) We spent...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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