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 !


57, Rue Montée du Fort
30400 Villeneuve lez Avignon

+33 490 25 45 35

From Avignon, on the other side of the Rhône and from even farther away, you can clearly see the fort standing proudly. But it is only once you are there  that you can fully appreciate  the strategic position of this fort dominating the Rhône valley. From the top of its parapet walk, you can observe the Popes 's Palace across the way, the Philippe IV le Bel tower, the saint André abbey encompassed within the fort's defensive  walls, the chartreuse's monastery in the village below and the entire surroundings 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.

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.

// The site is exceptionally closed to visitors on April 11, 2023


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"
Thematic of the place

Musuems and monuments

Public price
Plein : €6.00
Price with the pass
Plein : 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