Rendez-vous at the Fort Saint-André

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Caroline Rose


    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.


    • 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:
    Duration: 1 hr to 1 hr 30 min
    Towers can be closed in case of thunderstorm or strong wind


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


    Fort Saint-André
    30400 Villeneuve-lez-Avignon

Things to see


  • The Rencontres d'Arles in Provence

    © Anne Fourès

    From July 04, 2016 to September 25, 2016
    Since 1970, the Rencontres d’Arles Festival, founded by Lucien Clergue, Michel Tournier and Jean-Maurice Rouquette, celebrates the best of contemporary photography.

Point of interest

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Caroline Rose

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé