Visit of the Fortress of Saint André

Museums & Monuments

Gratuit avec le City Pass Avignon


24.00 €

10% in your kitty

  • Young visitors' booklet available in French and tour application on Google Play and Apple store available in French and English
  • An introductory room with a video and panels in French is available at the start of the tour.
  • Number of steps: 200 -Please bring good shoes


June 1 - July 14 and August 19 - September 30
10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm
July 15 to August 18 inclusive
9am - 1pm (last entry at 12pm) and 2pm - 6pm (last entry at 5pm)
October 1st to May 31st
10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm
Last access to monument, one hour before closing time
Closed on January 1, May 1, November 1 and 11 and December 25



+33 490 25 45 35

Fortress of Saint André, Villeneuve lez Avignon

On Mont Andaon, Fort Saint André was commissioned by Philippe IV le Bel and built under Jean II le Bon in the 14th century. This immense 750-meter-long fortification, built to protect the Abbey of Saint André and the town, enabled the King of France to assert his power in the region.

From Avignon, on the other side of the Rhône and from even farther away, you can clearly see the fort standing proudly. But it is only once you are there  that you can fully appreciate  the strategic position of this fort dominating the Rhône valley. From the top of its parapet walk, you can observe the Popes 's Palace across the way, the Philippe IV le Bel tower, the saint André abbey encompassed within the fort's defensive  walls, the chartreuse's monastery in the village below and the entire surroundings countryside. 

You can walk among the vestiges of the old medieval village and the chapel, visit the fort's buildings and rooms that have remained intact and learn about the aspects of military life from the Middle Ages up to the french revolution.