Chartreuse Pontificale du Val de Bénédiction

58 rue de la République 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Chartreuse Pontificale du Val de Bénédiction
58 rue de la République 30400 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Monastery founded in the 14th century by Pope Innocent VI who, after his election, donated his lands and the mansion to the Carthusian order. Harmonious alternation of closed and open spaces Its three cloisters make it the largest Carthusian monastery in France with a perimeter of 1560 meters. A cultural centre for encounters, it has housed the National Centre for Performing Arts since 1991. Chartreuse 3D Space - Digital applications freely available to the public. Come and discover in 3D several architectural elements that have disappeared or are inaccessible, as well as the paintings and furniture that have been dispersed in museums since the French Revolution. The 18th century decorations of the sanctuary, the Fathers' choir, the Brothers' choir, the Trinity chapel and the Annunciation chapel are thus revealed. The Saint-Bénézet bridge - Avignon bridge - in its river landscape from Avignon to Villeneuve lez Avignon is also restored. La Chartreuse can also be discovered by strolling through its 10 gardens open to visitors: simple and pleasure gardens, cloisters, cemetery, summer garden, winter garden, mulberry tree alley... Guided tour without reservation in July and August, every day at 11 am (entrance fee +1 €), with reservation all year round. Visits are possible with the help of educational cards in 6 languages (French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch) installed in each of the spaces of the tour circuit and a visit plan in 6 languages as well. Guided tours on reservation: Classic tour, in French and English. Backstage tour (from the cellar to the attic): by reservation, 10 people maximum. This tour allows you to discover the backstage, the performance areas, the residence cells... Opening hours : - from 01/10 to 31/03: 10am - 5pm - from 01/04 to 30/09: 9:30am - 6:30pm (Last ticket delivered 1/2 hour before closing time). Days of closure of the monument : January 1, May 1, November 1 and 11, December 25.

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