Sightseeing route in Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon

Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon

City description】

When you pass the bridge of the Rhone river from Avignon, you can visit this town. You can find a fortress on the hill from Avignon. There is a chapel in the fortress and you can visit an abbey in the town. You feel the local and nostalgic ambiance by the medieval landscape.

Overall rating】

 ★★★☆☆

Time required】

 4 h 30

Budget】

 21.30 euros + 3 euros (round trip bus ticket)

Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆

Sightseeing route】



Start】

★Although you can visit this town by walk from Avignon, you should take a bus. Take a bus of the line 5 bound for Villeneuve at Avignon station or 26 bound for Roquemaure at the bus stop of Post Avignon.

Time required : 10 min
Ticket : 1.40 euros

Time schedule

https://www.edgard-transport.fr/horaires/?rub_code=23



①Bus stop; Belle Rive

★Go to Gabriel Péri Avenue for 5 minutes.



②Philippe-le-Bel Tower

Tour Philippe-le-Bel

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 3.50 euros

Opening hour: 2 pm – 5 pm in February, March and September (it’s open 10 am – noon on Wednesday)

10 am – 12 h 30 / 2 pm -6 pm between April and October

Close: Monday, 5/1, 11/1, 11/11, January and December

★Continue to walk on Gabriel Péri Avenue and turn left at a forked road. Then, turn right at Saint-Pons Square and turn right at the end. Go up Montée du Fort St. It takes 20 minutes by walk.



③Fortress of Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon

Château de Villeneuve Les Avignon

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 5 pm (10 am – 6 pm in July and August)

Close: 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25

★Go to Bourg Saint-André St and turn left to go to Bugade Impasse when you find a sigh “Chartreuse”. It takes 15 minutes.



④ Chartreuse Notre-Dame-du-Val-de-Bénédiction

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 8 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 5 pm between October and March / 9 h 30 am – 6 h 30 pm between April and September

Close: the beginning of January, 5/1, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25

★When you go out, turn left to go to République St. It takes 10 minutes.



⑤ Pierre-de-Luxembourg Museum

Musée Pierre-de-Luxembourg

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 3.80 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm between April and October

2 pm – 5 pm between November and March (it’s open 10 am – noon on Wednesday)

Close: January, Monday, 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25, 12/31

★Continue to walk on the street by the end.



⑥Notre-Dame Collegial Church

Église Collégiale Notre-Dame

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – 12 h 30 / 2 pm – 5 pm except Monday and Wednesday between October and March

Close: January

★Go to Hôpital St and visit a park on the right hand. There is a view point to see the fortress. There is a chapel in the park. It takes 10 minutes.



⑦Notre-Dame de Consolation Chapel

Chapelle Notre-Dame de Consolation

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 5 h 30 pm

Close: No

★Continue to walk on the street. As you come back to the tower, go to the bus stop with the same route. It takes 15 minutes.



【Goal】

Bus stop; Belle Rive

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