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On the Occitanie Rail Tour

Discover Villeneuve-les-Avignon

They may be separated by the River Rhône, but they are forever linked by history! Philip the Fair, at the end of the 13th century, founded a “new town” of great strategic importance facing Avignon: Villeneuve-les-Avignon.

Today, the architectural beauty of this Gardois town makes it a popular place to visit, with exceptional natural and historical panorama facing the city of the Popes.  


As a cardinals' residential town in the 14th century, Villeneuve-les-Avignon boasts a rich historical and architectural heritage. Discover its highlights. 

In Villeneuve-les-Avignon, you'll enjoy: 

  • Discovering the magnificent view over the River Rhône, Avignon and Palais des Papes from the upper terrace of the Philippe le Bel tower.
  • Taking on Fort Saint André and its twin towers, a fine example of medieval fortification construction.
  • In the gardens of Saint-André Abbey, following the botanical trail to the large terraces to admire the panoramic view over the Rhône Valley and the Mont Ventoux.
  • Experiencing an artistic adventure in the Great Cloister of the Charterhouse during the Rencontres d'Été

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