Fortress of Saint André, Villeneuve lez Avignon

Only a few kilometres from Avignon, this masterpiece of military architecture offers a breathtaking view of the Mont Ventoux, the Alpilles and the Luberon !

From Avignon, on the other side of the Rhone or from ever farther away, the proud body of the fort never disappears from sight. Standing up close to the structure, you can appreciate the strategic position, its presence dominating the Rhône valley. From the top of its parapet walk boasts an exceptional panorama where you can see the Palais des Papes, the Philippe IV le Bel Tower, the abbey of Saint Andre encompassed within the fort’s defensive walls, the chartreuse’s monastery in the village below and the magnificent surrounding countryside.

You can walk among the vestiges of the old medieval village and the chapel, visit the fort's buildings and rooms that have remained intact and learn about the aspects of military life from the Middle Ages up to the French Revolution.

57, Rue Montée du Fort
30400 Villeneuve lez Avignon

+33 490 25 45 35

Visit of the Fortress of Saint André



Every day of the year. From October to May: 10am-1pm/14pm-5pm. From June to September: 10am-1pm/2pm-6pm. Exceptional closures on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.


Tour brochure: downloadable from the website distributed at the reception desk Tour application: available in French and English, free to download on Appstore and Google Play Children:  A*Booklet for young people aged 7 to 11: €2. B*Game booklet, from 11 years old: 2€. C*Escape game kit from 11 years old (a booklet + a digital application + a pencil + a magic ink pen and UV lamp): 7€ Site of visit labelled "Accueil Vélo"

Horaires d'ouverture

Du 1er juin au 30 septembre
10h - 13h et 14h - 18h

Du 1er octobre au 30 mai
10h - 13h et 14h - 17h

Attention : dernier accès au monument, une heure avant la fermeture.

Fermeture les 1er janvier, 1er mai, 1er et 11 novembre et 25 décembre.

Thematic of the place

Musuems and monuments

Public price
Tarif unique : €7.00
Price with the pass
Tarif unique : Free


  • Presentation film of the monument with French subtitles on a tablet

  • Booklet in FALC (easy to read and understand) on request

  • Braille booklet also available at the reception

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