Fort Saint-André

Tourist service in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon :

Fortified enclosure, flanked by lookout towers and a vast gate, framed by twin towers, on hill overlooking Rhône and, on the other side of the river, the Palais des Papes and city of Avignon. 17 € the ticket for monument and museum entrance in Villeneuve. On sale at each place.
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The fort was built by Philippe The Fair and Good King John of France as an assertion of Royal power in the face of the Avignon Papacy and Empire. The fortress also encompasses the Benedictine Abbey and small village of Saint-André.The panoramic view of Villeneuve les Avignon and Avignon from the top of the towers is quite magnificent. Go back in time, to the 16th century, when the fort was constructed, and enjoy a stroll along the city walls.
You should also take time to visit the abbey and gardens, within the enclosure.
In summer, the fort is the setting for numerous events and evening visits. For booking and information, contact Villeneuve-les-Avignon Tourist Office: +44 (0)4 90 25 61 33 -

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  • Public WC
  • Car park


  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Shop
  • Guided tours
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Dates and times

From 20/05 to 31/12/2021, daily.
Closed exceptionally on November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
October to May : from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00.
June to september : from 10:00 to 18:00.

Methods of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Chèques Culture


Full price: 6 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Languages spoken

  • French


Fort Saint-André
Fort Saint-André
Montée du Fort
30400 Villeneuve-lez-Avignon
Tel : View number +33(0)4 90 25 45 35
E-Mail :
Website :


Longitude : 4.800468
Latitude : 43.96567

Did you know?

This site is included in the Vaucluse Provence Pass.