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Fort Saint-André, Villeneuve-les-Avignon

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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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  • This is part of a three way ticket with the abbey gardens and Chartreuse. There is a little map to follow and some things to see. It's ok but definite not a must see. The view of the fort from afar is...  more »
  • Worth going, historically interesting and well presented. Top of the hill (obviously) so good exercise to get there. Garden within also worth a visit.  more »
  • When we arrived we were handed an information sheet to read (in English) but there wasn't much to learn about the place. It was interesting and there was a clear route round for visitors but not many ...  more »
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  • Loved this visit... beautiful gardens and sweet silence in the hilltop. Beautiful view of Avingnon as well.
  • A must visit in Avignon. Great views and cheap entry. Highly recomended
  • Historic fort surround a Benedictine Abby with a beautiful garden. Has great views of the surroundings country side and the Palace o f the Pope.
  • Great views of where the peasants lived. If you've never done other castles in europe it is worth it. But if you've done castles in germany than its ok for a hike. Nothing really on display. Just a place to admire the work done by slaves for the kings and papalcy of days yore.
  • 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.