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Rendez-vous at the Fort Saint-André

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé

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    An exceptional example of architecture at an outstanding site

    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.

    Tour

    • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese

    Duration: 45 min to 1 hr

    • Guided tour: French

    • Reservations: 10 days - Tel: +33 (0)4 90 25 45 35 - Email: lefort-saint-andre@monuments-nationaux.fr
    Duration: 1 hr to 1 hr 30 min
    Towers can be closed in case of thunderstorm or strong wind

    Access

    • Between the Lyon/Montpellier (A9) and Lyon/Marseille (A7)motorways
    • Via the A9: exit Villeneuve-lez-Avignon
    • Via the A7: exit Villeneuve-lez-Avignon

    Contact

    Fort Saint-André
    30400 Villeneuve-lez-Avignon

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    © Anne Fourès

    From July 04, 2016 to September 25, 2016
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Point of interest

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé

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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Caroline Rose

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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

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