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


Tour brochure: downloadable from the website distributed at the reception desk Children:  A*Booklet for young people aged 7 to 11: €2.  Site of visit labelled "Accueil Vélo"

Animaux acceptés
Pets on a short least accepted

Horaires d'ouverture

From 1st June to 30th September
10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm

From 1st October to 30th May
10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Please note: last admission to the monument is one hour before closing time.

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

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 English 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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