Things to see and do - Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Unmissable tourist sites
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon Travel guide
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon : Michelin's recommendations
Out in the country, Villeneuve Lez Avignon has historically been a satellite of Avignon, and is today a residential suburb of the city. The town owes its prominence to those cardinals who, seeking a retreat from busy Avignon, established residences here. The view from here of the “city of popes” is one of the most renowned of the Rhône Valley, and best enjoyed from the Tower of Philippe le Bel (built on a rocky outcrop on the edge of the Rhône) or from the 14C Fort Saint-André.
Tourist attractions Villeneuve-lès-Avignon : Things to see and do
3 rue de la République
Housed in the Pierre-de-Luxembourg mansion, the municipal museum displays some exceptional artworks, including a 14C Virgin in polychrome ivory, carved from elephant tusk. Note also the Virgin with two faces from the Nuremberg school (14C), the chasu..
58 rue de la République
The Val-de-Bénédiction Charterhouse is worth a detour. Once through the cloister gate, walk towards the main nave of the church which affords a superb view of Fort St-André. Visit the small cloister, the chapter house, the sextons' courtyard and the ..
The fort enclosed an abbey, the Romanesque chapel of Notre Dame de Belvézet and a village of which nothing remains. It was erected in the 14C by Jean the Good and Charles V. Its magnificent entrance, the twin towers, is a fine example of medieval for..
Impasse Rhône F - 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
With a panoramic terrace overlooking Avignon and the Pope Palace, Citotel O'Cub Hotel is 2 km from both Avignon and Villeneuve les Avignon. Simple but colourful rooms are air conditioned and offer Wi-Fi internet access. Some rooms feature a balcony ..
7 Place Du Chapitre F - 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Located in the heart of the medieval town of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, this former monastery is now a charming 5-star hotel boasting a lovely garden, tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool. The well-equipped rooms and suites at Le Prieure are air c..
5 Rue De La Foire F - 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
This charming hotel built in a 16th century house features 22 fully-equipped rooms, and it harmoniously combines rustic style with modern and comfortable decor. You can enjoy a drink or a cup of tea in the living room by the fire, on the patio, in t..
37 rue Camp-de-Bataille F - 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Provence cuisine is the guest of honour at the restaurant of this fine hotel close to Avignon. The many tasty and well-crafted dishes (such as chicken liver terrine, and grilled tuna steak with ratatouille) are served in an elegant dining area illumi..
7 place du Chapitre F - 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
This bucolic establishment has a golden rule: use seasonal produce as and when the calendar dictates. The cuisine is exactingly prepared, kept deliberately simple and very satisfying. Surrounded by roses and mature wisteria, the terrace is charming.