Avignon

L’Abbaye Saint-André

L'histoire de ce site unique remonte au VIe siècle. Située sur le mont Andaon, dans l’imposante enceinte du Fort Saint-André, l’abbaye bénédictine et royale domine le Rhône et fait face à la Cité des Papes situé sur l’autre rive. Fondée au Xe siècle, son origine remonte à Casarie, une sainte qui vécut en ermite dans une…
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La Tour Philippe le Bel

The Philippe le Bel tower has been dominating the whole of Provence since the 13th century. Acting as the keeper of the Kingdom of France, it used to control access from the famous Pont d’Avignon and offers a phenomenal panoramic view of Avignon and the Rhône valley. Beautiful vaulted rooms house art exhibitions. On the…
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Le Fort Saint André

Proudly poised across from Avignon, Fort Saint-André is testimony even today to the role bestowed upon it by the Kings of France. A sentinel along the River Rhone, the impressive monument was built by Philippe IV the Faire in 1291. Access to the fortress is through a vast gate flanked by two twin towers. Their…
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La Chartreuse

Across from Avignon, in the heart of Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, the Charterhouse was founded in the 14th century by Pope Innocent VI. Occupied by Carthusian monks until the 18th century, it has become today a Cultural Meeting Centre and a partner to the Avignon Festival. Its three cloisters, surrounded by forty cells and gardens, its frescoed chapel…
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