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The Top 10 Things To Do and See in Villeneuve-les-Avignon
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The Top 10 Things To Do and See in Villeneuve-les-Avignon

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Villeneuve Les Avignon is a French commune in the south of the country and is a remarkable and exhilarating place to visit. There are some interesting things to be done if you are in the area, the very best of which are listed here so you can create the perfect itinerary.
Le puits de la Chartreuse du Val de Bénédiction à Villeneuve-lès-Avignon © Velvet/WikiCommons
Le puits de la Chartreuse du Val de Bénédiction à Villeneuve-lès-Avignon | © Velvet/WikiCommons
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Chartreuse Notre-Dame-du-val-de-Bénédiction

If you’re interested in French history, religion or ancient architecture, you might like to visit this 14th-century building, Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon – a former convent of the Chartreux religious order. Today the building has been converted into a museum and is a place for artistic research; it is home to the Centre National des Escritures du Spectacle. With a 250-seat theatre, you can visit the Tinel de la Charteuese festival in the summer. It is the perfect place to explore on your visit to Villeneuve lez Avignon.

58 Rue de la Republique, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France

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Mistral Tour

A superb wine-centric tour, completely orchestrated by celebrated winery tour guide Valentina. Always described as friendly, enthusiastic and passionate about wines, Valentina will pick you up from the town and take you and a group on a personalised tour of local villages, vineyards, wineries and shops, happily dispensing knowledgeable recommendations throughout. Enjoy a wonderful day exploring and learning about different wineries and be sure to visit Châteu Romanin. Come along for the historical significance of the wineries and stay for the memorable experience here in Villeneuve lez Avignon.

95 boulevard de Lattre de Tassigny, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France

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Musee Pierre-de-Luxembourg

For exceptional artwork, such as a 14th-century virgin statue carved in polychrome ivory, visit Musee Pierre-de-Luxembourg. This museum is well worth the visit for the Enguerrant Quatron painting and other such works as Jesus in the Temple, 1649 Nicolas Mignard and The Visitation, 1644 Philippe de Champaigne.

3 rue de la Republique, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France

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Tour Philippe le Bel

To get perfect views of Avignon from a high vantage point, visit Philippe le Bel. The sights are absolutely amazing; you can look back from the bridge and see just how far you have walked and climbed. Also, you can soak up the history of the city from this tower, and all for an amazingly reasonable price. Come here to explore, but also to sight see from a distance and enjoy the views.

Rue Montee-de-la-Tour, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France

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Jardins de l’abbaye Saint-Andre

Away from the bustle of Avignon you can visit this incredibly beautiful garden with fantastic views across to the town center. There you can also sit on benches and purchase cold drinks to sip on in the gardens. The gardens are extremely peaceful so you can sit back and relax in this enchanting landscape.

Fort Saint-Andre, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France

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Fort Saint-Andre

From this remarkably preserved fortress you can soak up the history of Villenueve les Avignon. You can also take in the incredibly amazing views across the countryside and Avignon from the top of this remarkable fort. The entrance fee is €5.50, so for a reasonable price you can view the city and take in the historical atmosphere from up high. Self-guided tours are approximately 45 minutes, with the sheet guides available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. The longer and more involved guided tours are only available in French; however, if the self-guided tour leaves you hungry for more, you can attend a three-hour lecture tour, though prior booking for this is essential.

4 rue Montee du Fort, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France

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Marche a la Brocante

On Saturdays between 8am and 2pm you can visit Marche a la Brocante, a flea market selling all sorts of unique, interesting and high-quality items. Many bargains are on offer at this market, from large, spacious wardrobes to cooking pots and more. Come and grab your bargain at Marche a la Brocante and enjoy browsing at this interesting market. There truly is something for everyone here!

Place Charles David, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France

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Provence Tours

An absolutely fabulous tour around Provence, from Chateauneuf du Pape, Orange and Pont du gard, with wine tasting. Learn all about the history, culture and geography of the area and explore with a truly knowledgeable tour guide. Tours are conducted in multiple languages so no one misses out. Visit some of the villages of Provence and expand your knowledge of these picturesque French towns.

12 Allee de la Guyonne, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France

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Moulin a Huile de la Chartreuse

For the perfect olive oil, be sure to visit Moulin de la Chartreuse. The popular oil is made and sold here, but they also sell many other amazing items for the body and for the home, too. There is also a spectacular restaurant here. You might want to visit the Abbaye St. Andre ancient fort nearby on the hill top, which is remarkable.

Rue Pouzaraque, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France

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Centre Equestre et Poney Club du Lozet

This equestrian center provides an interesting and magnificent way to see the Provençal countryside. Climb on horseback as you ride through caves, mountainous areas and thick bushes. Once you reach the top, enjoy the special 50-mile view of Provence. The ride costs around €18 per person, which is a very reasonable price for an exhilarating adventure around the Provençal countryside.

Ch. du Lozet, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France