Culture

Facing Avignon, on the other side of the Rhône, Villeneuve lez Avignon is a charming mediaeval village, the home of cardinals in the 14th century, and with a rich architectural heritage.

You can visit the Chartreuse du Val de Bénédiction, the Fort Saint André, the collegial Church of Notre Dame, the Philippe Le Bel tower, the Saint André Abbey with its gardens, and last but not least the Pierre de Luxembourg museum with its masterpieces of Western art.

At the crossroads of Provence, Languedoc and the Camargue, Villeneuve lez Avignon is the ideal base for visiting all the most picturesque sites, the Pont du Gard, the amphitheatre at Nîmes, the famous Pont d'Avignon and the unforgettable Palais des Papes.

Villeneuve lez Avignon and its region are also well known for their festivals: the music festival at Orange, the festival of photography at Arles and the famous Theatre Festival of Avignon.

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