Fort Saint-Andre
Fort Saint-Andre
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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 Charterhouse of Villeneuve-lez-Avignon it can be considered as an outstanding monument. Open: > 1st April to 15th May: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. > 16th May to 15th September: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. > 16th to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. > 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 40 minutes before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Bernie S
Belfast, UK777 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
We visited this site on a very windy day. It closes from 1-2 so we were limited in our time as we arrived around 12. An interesting site. It was too windy to visit the high ramparts.
Written 12 June 2024
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RamshackleMan
Calgary, Canada85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Wow! What an unexpected gem of a site! Do not miss the Abbey also located within the castle walls, both have stunning views towards Avignon. The town is very nice as well. I actually had a pleasant walk all the way back from the fort to Avignon, but I took a Bolt to get there, so I only had to walk one way. Did not expect it to this spectacular at all. Fun to wander.
Written 15 March 2024
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Maz W
Sheffield, UK32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to the Fort. Whilst we'd agree that the signage could be better, the signed walk around it, including up the towers and along the walls, provided lovely views for the reasonable entry price of 6E. Nice to see the olive and almond trees too. We were given an information leaflet in English and some of the digital displays offer an English version. The Abbey and Gardens are completely separate, privately owned and cost 9E. We didn't visit them. There is toilet in the ticket office- just ask.
Written 18 September 2023
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Hello, thank you for coming, we are currently working on new signage. Best regards
Written 6 December 2023
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Katherine S
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Friends
It was an interesting medieval fort to visit, however:
- the office was closed between 1-2pm.
- the office attendants who sold our tickets rolled their eyes at us and were super rude.
- the fort has poor signage, no tours offered, unclear entry gates etc.

However - it’s a beautiful old fort! So it’s worth a look.
Written 17 June 2023
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Hello, thank you for coming, we are very surprised to see that you were poorly received, we are sorry if this is the case. The quality of the welcome is very appreciated by the vast majority of our visitors. Visits are free and guided tours take place on Sundays as indicated at reception, on our website, on social network and in the brochures. In addition, the entrance gate is indicated by a large red sign and opened remotely by an agent who has previously indicated this to you. Best regards
Written 6 December 2023
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rmitgoteam
Naples, FL1,209 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We were disappointed in our visit here. There is not much to see on the inside other than some gardens which are mostly green and a few jumbly ruins. There is a nice panorama of Avignon, but you can see this during the walk up from the large parking lot below the fort. The best photo of the fort is at the front entrance before you enter. There is also an excellent panorama view of the fort from the Rocher des Doms above the Palais des Papes in Avignon. I don’t like writing unfavorable reviews, but I cannot recommend paying the 9 Euro entrance fee when there is so little to see. We regretted paying to go inside after our visit.
Written 18 May 2023
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Hello, please leave your comments about the gardens on their tripadvisor page. The fort is a state monument with a ticket at 6 €. Best regards
Written 5 December 2023
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Chrism27manchester
Valence, France14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Nice little visit with the kids, great views of surrounding areas. This fort is a nice visit without being anything special.
Written 28 February 2020
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Hello, thank you for coming. Best regards
Written 10 March 2022
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
As you enter through the fort gates you'll see a big sign 50 metres or so away for tickets. But that’s not for the fort, it’s for the Abbey and gardens. Tickets for the fort are immediately on your left in a building you could easily miss, no obvious sign.
While the parapet walls are substantial and restored in parts there is not a lot for your money. One of the best parts is the view back to Avignon and you can get that for free from outside, but not quite so elevated. An entry combined with the Abbey gardens might be worth it but both sites together add up to more than some of the stunning historical sites in the area. ..
Written 2 October 2019
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ned878
Cardiff, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We visited the Fort in August and it was very impressive. From the ramparts you get stunning panoramic views of Avignon and the surrounding countryside, including Mount Ventoux. Go early if its hot and also pay for the Abbye Saint Andre, which is within the Fort, its has lovely gardens and again stunning views. A great sight to visit and a lot less busy than the main Avignon sights.
Written 12 August 2019
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,441 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Couples
We were looking forward to visiting this fort. Once inside, it was rather disappointing.
The only redeeming feature was the view back across the river looking at Avignon.
Written 19 June 2019
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jackson335
Faversham, UK125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Couples
We walked here from Avignon, and the walk itself wasn't massively enjoyable, as it was mostly along busy roads, so I would recommend driving (even though the walk is only 2.5km or so). However, the road approaching the fort/abbey is narrow and lined with charming Provincial houses, combined with stunning views across the local countryside. I would recommend parking in the very beautiful village close by and walking from there. We didn't stop to indulge (unusually!) but the village was bursting with little bars and cafes. Upon entering the fort we were delighted by the history of the place, as well shedding some light on the history of Provence in general. The gardens were very beautiful, and the views it commands of the local region are breathtaking. We laughed as we gazed back across the sunlit landscape to see the popes palace in Avignon (where we had visited only hours before) winking backat us. It is slightly odd that they charge separately for the garden and abbey, but as the price is so low is scarcely matters. A lovely addition to anyone's itinerary!
Written 13 June 2019
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