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Villeneuve-Les-Avignon: photo description (Villeneuve-les-Avignon)

Villeneuve-Les-Avignon is a small town located just three kilometers from Avignon, but dated already to the Gard. It is located on the opposite Bank of the rhône river. Villeneuve-Les-Avignon, declared a historical and cultural value. There are many interesting and worthy of the attention of a sophisticated tourist attractions.

Initially it was the place where were located the estates the cardinals and high Church dignitaries of Avignon. Some of these estates have been preserved to our days. In the vicinity of the papal territories is the tower of the king of France of the end of XIII - beginning of XIV centuries. Philip IV the fair. This tower symbolized the supremacy of the king over the influence of the Church. Now in this beautiful three-storey tower with stunning vaulted halls host art exhibitions. A few months of the year visitors can climb to the top of the tower, which offers fantastic view of the Rhone and the surrounding area.

Charterhouse Notre Dame du Val-de-Benediction. Even if the town had no other interesting places, it would be worth a visit just to see the monastery, so it is perfect. Once this monastery was the largest and most important monastery of the order of Carthusians in France.

Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame, built in 1314 and consecrated in 1333. by cardinal Arnaud de via, nephew of Pope John XXII. The console of the Western chapels of the Church is decorated with scenes from the life of virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, made of stone, but which, unfortunately, are seriously damaged.

Also interesting to visit: the fortress of Saint-Andre and Museum of Pierre de Luxembourg, which is a painting of Cardboard Angerran "Coronation of Mary".