Fort Saint André

Rue Montée du Fort 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Fort Saint André
Rue Montée du Fort 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
In 1290, Philippe le Bel exchanged Maine and Anjou for a share of the seigneury in Avignon and decided to build Villeneuve-lès-Avignon to protect a strategic point on the border of the kingdom marked by the Rhone.
The fort Saint-André had a permanent garrison, a court of justice and a prison which still preserves today graffiti of prisoners of the 18th and 19th centuries
Its strategic role is questioned after 1480, when Provence is attached to the Kingdom of France. Soldiers occupied the fort until 1072
Since the 14th century, this fort offers a breathtaking view of Avignon and the Palace of the Popes, Mount Ventoux, the Alpilles and the Luberon. It is an exceptional example of 14th century military architecture.
Following the measures announced by the Government, the monument will be closed to the public from October 30th until further notice.
Self-guided tour with visit document: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch - Duration: 45 mn to 1h
Guided tour: French
From June 1 to August 31: contact the monument for the schedule
By reservation for groups: 10 days
Duration: 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
Visits may be cancelled in case of storm or strong mistral wind.

Open all year round
From October 1st to May 30th: from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm
From June 1st to September 30th: from 10am to 6pm
Ticket office closes 45 minutes before
Closed: January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th

Labels : Centre des monuments nationaux / Monument historique / Qualité Tourisme Occitanie Sud de France / Club des Sites du Gard
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