La Chartreuse - Centre National des Ecritures du Spectacle

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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.
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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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  • Play area
  • Book shop


  • Restaurant
  • Tour free of charge
  • Guided tours

Dates and times

All year round, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and December 25th.
From October to March from 10:00 to 17:00.
From April to September from 9:30 to 18:30.
Closed the first two weeks of January.


Full price: 8 €
Reduced price: 6.50 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.

Languages spoken

  • French


La Chartreuse - Centre National des Ecritures du Spectacle
58 rue de la République
30400 Villeneuve-lez-Avignon
Tel : View number 04 90 15 24 24
E-Mail :
Website :


Longitude : 4.796298
Latitude : 43.965999

Did you know?

This site is included in the Vaucluse Provence Pass.