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Fort Saint-André à Villeneuve-lez-Avignon

Discover the Saint André fort at Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, a former 14th-century watchtower with breathtaking views of Mont Ventoux in the Alpilles, and especially of the Philippe le Bel tower and the Papal Palace in Avignon which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Opening / Closing

Times may vary
 
Open every day
1 October to 31 May, 10 am to 1 pm and 2 to 5 pm
1 June to 30 September, 10 am to 6 pm

Closed on January 1, May 1, November 1, November 11 and December 25

Prices

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BUY YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE

By buying your tickets in advance, you can pick up your tickets in a FNAC store and go staight to the monument(s).

This way you save time and benefit from queue-jump tickets.

Your tickets are valid a year from their date of issue.

  • Pick up in store

    The Fnac network means
    you can have your tickets posted
    to your address or pick them up from any Fnac store.

    Cost: €1.60 processing fee + postage fee depending on chosen option
    Attention : the ticket can not be withdraw in the monument

Adult rate : 5,50 € 
Reduced rate : 4 € 
Adult group rate : 4,50  € (minimum 20 persons) 
School group rate : 20 € (maximum 35 students, 2 accompananying adults included, adult group rate for additional accompananying adult)

Free admission :
Minors under 18 (family visit)
18-25 years old (for people under 26 years old who are citizens of one the 27 countries of EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
Disabled visitors and their escorts
Unemployed persons


Going there

From Nîmes: motorway A 9, exit n° 23, main road N 100 towards Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
From Aix-en-Provence: motorway A 7, exit n° 23, exit n° 24 and main road N 7 towards Avignon and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

Localisation

Fort Saint-André in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
T 33 / (0)4 90 25 45 35
F 33 / (0)4 90 26 09 43

GPS details

Latitude : 43.9662
Longitude : 4.8001
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BUY YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE

By buying your tickets in advance, you can pick up your tickets in a FNAC store and go staight to the monument(s).

This way you save time and benefit from queue-jump tickets.

Your tickets are valid a year from their date of issue.

  • Pick up in store

    The Fnac network means
    you can have your tickets posted
    to your address or pick them up from any Fnac store.

    Cost: €1.60 processing fee + postage fee depending on chosen option
    Attention : the ticket can not be withdraw in the monument

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Understanding Saint André fort 

• A strategic role. The work was commissioned in the late 13th century by Phillip the Fair but only built in 1360 under John the Good. It stands at the frontier with the Holy Roman Empire and near the papal residence in Avignon.

• A symbol of royal power. The fort had a permanent garrison, a court of justice and a prison, with graffiti from prisoners from the 18th and 19th centuries. Though its strategic significance was reduced in 1480 when Provence became part of France, soldiers only left in 1792.

Visits

Unaccompagnied tour

avec document de visite
français, anglais, allemand, italien, espagnol, néerlandais
durée : 45 mn

Guided tour

français
sur réservation : 1 semaine
durée : 1h30
Les visites peuvent être annulées en cas d'orage ou de fort mistral.


Visite commentée en français tous les jours à 11 heures
et 15 heures 
du 1er juillet au 31 aout 2014 (excepté le
lundi 21 juillet et le mercredi 13 aout 2014)

Private Guided Tour

français, anglais, allemand, italien
sur réservation : 1 mois
office du tourisme : tél. (33) 04 90 25 61 33 ; fax (33) 04 90 25 91 55
durée : 3 h

Guide Dog allowed

Dogs excluded, outside excepted

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Vissec le 06/03/2012 04h17
Bonjour, Dommage que vous ne parliez pas de Charles de Vissec de Ganges, commandeur du Fort de St André comme son père, je crois... Bien Vissécoissement. Jean-Luc
lolo13 le 15/01/2012 03h18
Site magnifique, grandiose avec un acceuil agréable. A visiter ABSOLUMENT. PS : n'oubliez pas de résoudre l'énigme.
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Éditions du patrimoine

Villeneuve-lès-Avignon: Fort Saint-André and the Chartreuse du Val-de-Bénédiction
Itinéraires
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100 monuments, 100 écrivains / Histoires de France
Hors collection
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Le Guide du patrimoine en France
Hors collection
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Agenda "100 monuments pour 2014"
Hors collection
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Bêtes off
Catalogues d'exposition
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Avignon, guidebook
Villes et pays d'art et d'histoire
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Moyen Âge
Lex'signes
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