Val de Benediction Carthusian Monastery VILLENEUVE-LèS-AVIGNON

The Chartreuse du Val de Bénédiction was founded in the 14th century by Pope Innocent VI who entrusted the decoration of his personal chapel to Matteo Giovanetti, the painter of the frescoes at the Palace of the Popes.

The three cloisters, lined with forty cells and surrounded by gardens, made this the grandest chartreuse in France. You can still visit the old chapel and the church with the tomb of Pope Innocent VI, the cloisters and the cells of the Carthusian monks.Individual and group tours are available, guided tours and tours for the visually disabled are available by reservation.Tours for young people: The Chartreuse has an original playground for treasure hunts (5 to 12 years old) and is an ideal opportunity to learn about the monastic architecture of the Middle Ages. (Geocaching, group games, workshops etc.) Information on the website www.chartreuse.orgVisits:19/01/2015 to 31/03/2015 10am to 5pm; 01/04/2015 to 30/09/2015 from 9.30 aù to 6.30 pm; 01/10/2015 to 31/12/2015 from 10am to 5 pm. Closed from 5 to 18 January, 1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November, 25 December.Free admission for under-18s.
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Chartreuse du Val de Bénédiction - Chartreuse du Val de Bénédiction
58 rue de la République
30400  Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
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T. 04 90 15 24 24
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Longitude: 4.796298
Latitude: 43.965999