Just a few kilometres from Avignon, this masterpiece of military architecture offers a breathtaking view of Mont Ventoux, the Alpilles and the Luberon!
VISIT INCLUDED IN THE PASS
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.
GOOD TO KNOW
- Tour brochure: downloadable from the website http://monuments-nationaux.fr/ 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"
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 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.