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Fort Saint-André, Villeneuve-les-Avignon

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Fort Saint-André is a 13th-century fortified castle on a rocky outcrop above the Rhône River. The castle served as a formidable fortress, as well as a symbol of French power. Explore the classic medieval castle gatehouse, where two imposing battlement-topped round towers flank the gate. Head up to the top of the ramparts for a view of the villages and the surrounding countryside. This well-preserved fortress is on the official list of French historic monuments. A visit to Fort Saint-André represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Villeneuve-les-Avignon tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We took a cab from Avignon and arranged for us to be picked up an hour or so later. It was definitely worth the trip. When visiting be prepared for walking on cobblestones and for many stairs. The 14t...  read more »
  • Wonderful view of the Fort Saint André on the entire Valley, Mont Ventoux, the Alpilles, the Luberon, Avignon and the Palace of the Popes. Walk in the gardens, damage in the fall, not a lot of flowers, we will return in the spring to see the Wisteria and roses. Very nice friendly staff. Sofas are installed in the gardens to enjoy this peaceful location. I recommend the visit.
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  • Nice reconstruction and some nice unreconstructed areas. Beautiful views of the surrounding area. Wonderful for a visit on a sunny day. 
  • Atmospheric fortress overlooking the city of Avignon. Could do with better interpretive materials to help explore but still a worthwhile visit. The paths are mainly unpaved so wear decent walking shoes.
  • The Fort is a nice visit; I prefer it to the Abbey.
  • Its or j ' abite I alle Board visit the Castle.
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  • Closes too early, the breathtaking view which gives a different vision of the city of Avignon is worth a visit.
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  • Beautiful building, but the guide provided could be a little more elaborate
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