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Happy accident

After taking the bus to Villeneuve and getting off right opposite the tourist office, I walked up... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carole K
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Hidden Gem!

These gardens definitely deserve their place as one of France’s most beautiful! Very quite and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SBTraveller-Explorer
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London, United Kingdom
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At the heart of the enclosure created by the walls of Fort Saint-André, which dominates Villeneuve-lez-Avignon (Gard Department), the royal Benedictine Abbey of Saint-André welcomes visitors to its magnificent terraced gardens and abbatial palace. A...more
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Rue Montee du Fort | Fort Saint-André, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After taking the bus to Villeneuve and getting off right opposite the tourist office, I walked up the hill to the Fort. I have to add, how wonderful and helpful the staff are in French tourist offices, dishing out free maps and marking your route....More

Thank Carole K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After exploring the Fort, we popped next door to the garden but were disappointed with its lack of wow factor. Felt the entry fee was a bit steep for what was there.

Thank del_b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens definitely deserve their place as one of France’s most beautiful! Very quite and peaceful in June, with lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Excellent views of the Rhône and Avignon, as well as sweeping views of the countryside.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

After checking out the morning markets and having lunch in the square we walked up to the Fort and lovely Jardins de l'abbaye Saint-Andre. As it is well into Autumn the gardens were not at their most spectacular however they still looked pretty we both...More

Thank SalientInt
Reviewed 4 October 2017

After the Brocante market we walked through the village up to the Jardins and were rewarded with a great vista of Avignon across the river. The gardens are lovely to walk around and discover the old churches/olive orchard and cemetery. You can find lovely quiet...More

Thank Cabarita7
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Away from the main tourist centre of Avignon, this was worth the walk to see. You can see across the Rhône river at the main sights in Avignon including Mount Ventoux in the distance.

Thank dianemblue2016
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a lovely garden with many peaceful nooks and crannies to explore. It was glorious in April when the Irises are out.

Thank Martin and Sue C
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful property.. spend time reading and learning about the history before heading out into the gardens.. once in the garden take your time and follow the map they give you.. Amazing view points! Definitely worth the trip..

Thank tylercon
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is part of a three way ticket with Fort St Andre and Chartreuse. Unfortunately this wasn't mentioned when we bought our tickets! There is a little food and drink available but you'd be better taking your own. There is a little map to follow...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Well worth the climb (inside the Fort). fabulous views over to Avignon and the Palace and loungers available if you're lucky. The introductory video was very interesting. Unlike a UK gadren as not a lot of colour and it will get dry as the summer...More

Thank hollySalisbury
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