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Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Near Avignon

Villeneuve-les-Avignon is a medieval townwill rich in architectural heritage dating back to the 14th century when this area was the home of the cardinals of the Papal Court.

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Things to Do on Holiday in the Villeneuve-les-Avignon area, France


Walkers and those interested in history and architecture will enjoy the 13 different trails around Villeneuve, Les Angles, Pujaut and Rochefort du Gard. Details of the walks are available from the local tourist information centre. Cycling, scenic drives, horse riding and other outdoor sports can all be enjoyed here. Dining out is a particular pleasure at one of the local restaurants that maintain a historic atmosphere. The Provencal Market takes place in the town each Thursday, along with an Organic Market and a Flea Market on Saturday.


Places to Visit in the Villeneuve-les-Avignon area, France


The two main places to visit in the Villeneuve-les-Avignon area are Fort Saint-Andre and the Chartreuse du Val de Benediction, said to be one of the largest Carthusian monasteries in Europe. St Andrews Abbey and the Gardens offer a pleasant visit and the collegiate Notre Dame Cathedral and its cloister are a breathtaking sight. The Hill of Mourgues offers a quiet green space in the heart of the city with beautiful views across to Avignon, the City of Popes. Avignon itself is home to the Museum of the Petit Palais, the Papal Palace and the Island of the Barthelasse.


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