Rendez-vous at the Fort Saint-André

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Philippe Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Caroline Rose

Rendez-vous at the Fort Saint-André Rue Montée du Fort 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon fr

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

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