AROUND THE HOTEL

A CHARMING TOWN

Take the time to stroll through the lanes of Villeneuve‑Lez‑Avignon. You will fall in love with the historic and relaxing atmosphere.

Just a few steps from the hotel, you will find shops, delightful cafés, and a wide choice of restaurants. There are farmers’ markets, flea markets, exhibitions, shows, and festivals in the town all year long. (Photo : ©Luu)

PROVENÇAL MARKETS

Here you will discover local crafts and all the scents and savors of Provence.

Market times and places are: Thursday morning, Place Charles‑David (in front of the tourism office); Saturday morning, Place Jean‑Jaurès (mini market) and Place Charles-David (flea market), just 200 meters from the hotel.

(Photo : ©Okki)

FORT SAINT-ANDRÉ

An old fortress built by the kings of France in the 14th‑century, Fort Saint-André is a classified historical monument and one of the treasures of Villeneuve‑Lez‑Avignon.

From its ramparts, you have a breathtaking panoramic view of Avignon, the Rhone Valley, Mount Ventoux, and the hills of the Alpilles.

THE CARTEHOUSE AND A RICH HISTORY

One of the largest Carthusian monasteries in Europe “La Chartreuse du Val de Benediction”, this charterhouse encompasses a church, three cloisters, a chapel decorated with frescoes painted by Matteo Giovannetti, 24 monk’s cells, and magnificent gardens.

Other nearby sights worth a visit: the cardinals’ palaces, the Collegiate Church of Notre‑Dame, the Tower of Philippe‑le‑Bel, the Chapel of the Gray Penitents, the Pierre‑de‑Luxembourg Museum, and more. (Photo : ©Bernard Gagnon)

AVIGNON

Five minutes from the hotel, discover Avignon and its cobblestone lanes, art of living, fine dining, promenades along the Rhone River, famous theater festival, and exceptional heritage sites, many of which have been classified by Unesco, including the city’s two gems:
– The Palais des Papes, the world’s largest Gothic palace and the papal residence during the 14th‑century
– The 13th‑century Saint-Bénezet Bridge, better known around the world as the “Pont d’Avignon,” as sung in the famous children’s song.
(Photo : ©Mausemarie)

PONT DU GARD

A marvel from Ancient Rome, designated a World Heritage Site by Unesco, the Pont du Gard is only 20 minutes away from the hotel. This spectacular bridge is the eye‑catching portion of a more than 50‑kilometer‑long aqueduct.

At the Pont du Gard, the largest interpretation center in France on Roman engineering genius allows you to discover the history of the aqueduct and the colossal that went into it. The site also has play areas, picnic areas, a bar, shops, and marked trails.

ON THE WINE ROUTE

Set off on the Côtes du Rhône Wine Route: several organized routes are provided to help you discover this exceptional terroir.

The wine‑growing region stretches from Vienne to Avignon, offering a chance to taste the different Côtes‑du‑Rhône appellations on either bank of the Rhône.

(Photo : ©Véronique Pagnier)

SAINT-RÉMY-DE-PROVENCE

In the heart of the Alpilles regional natural park, 26 kilometers from the hotel, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence invites you to discover its fine gastronomy, local products, AOC Les Baux de Provence vineyards, crafts, olive oil, art galleries, walks, hikes, landscapes painted by Van Gogh, and the archeological site of the Ancient Roman settlement of Glanum.

(Photo : ©Eponimm)

READ MORE

Shows, excursions, tourist circuits… to know everything, go to the tourist office of Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, place Charles-David. Tel : 04.90.03.70.60.

BARJAC ANTIQUE FAIR

The Antique Fair and Flea Market in Barjac, 65 kilometers from the hotel, takes place every year during Easter weekend and during the weekend around August 15.

In this charming Renaissance village more than 400 vendors are present each year, from all over France and even abroad.