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Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

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Address: 58 rue de la Republique, 30400 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 90 15 24 24
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The pontifical Carthusian monastery of the Val-de-Bénédiction was founded...

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 three cloisters, surrounded by forty cells and gardens, made it one of the largest Carthusian monstery in France.

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hidden spot next to Avignon

A nice surprise close to the (dominant) history of Avignon. Well-done restoration with proper attention to historic detail. Combined with Fort St Andre it is a welcome change... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice surprise close to the (dominant) history of Avignon. Well-done restoration with proper attention to historic detail. Combined with Fort St Andre it is a welcome change for Avignon.

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Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Former monastery of Benedictine monks in the heart of Villeneuve-les-Avignon, a few meters away from the main square. A bookshop with books of poetry, litterature, arts, history and architecture, of french and international authors. A cosy café with a fireplace for the cold months and an inner yard for the warm and sunny ones. Several buildings interesting themselves, hosting a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really worth a visit. It is interesting and a great place to spend an hour or so. Villeneuve is a lovely little town to pass some time, have a meal and wander.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Built as a charterhouse, reconstructed as an artist's colony. Interesting location to see what a monk's cell really looked like.

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

A free visit, as it was the weekend of heritage. We spent almost an hour wandering around the monastery, including seeing the cloisters, the monks cells, the chapel with lovely frescos, and the popes Mausaleum. Well worth the time spent in a peaceful setting.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We enjoyed wandering around however we were very disappointed with the lack of information, especially in English. Apparently it has an interesting history but we were not able to discover what that was. Unfortunately one of the reception staff was very miserable and unwelcoming.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The chartreuse is really a peaceful quiet place. Love it, if you have time to visit a 2nd venue. You will need about 1 hour or so to visit the entire place. Make sure to look up at all the gorgeous statues and figure heads built into the building.

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La Canada Flintridge, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We stumbled upon this wonderful old building and restaurant, and had a most enjoyable evening. We were seated on a balcony with a great view of the hills around Villeneuve les Avignon, and the food and service were excellent. There is also a charming interior courtyard for garden dining. I'd highly recommend this to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

a beautifull building full of history, the building itself and what is inside. a true must see if you are in Avignon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We went here on our first night as most other places were fully booked because of a music festival. The hotel recommended it. Our table was high up with a view over the rooftops, although there is a large courtyard garden area also. The food was delicious. I chose Cod as my main course and it was cooked to perfection.... More 

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