Clustered around the 17th-century Benedictine Abbaye St-André, these spectacular gardens include a rose-trellis colonnade, fountains flecked with lily pads, and an olive orchard. They also offer unbeatable views over the Rhône Valley and Avignon’s skyline beyond. Fort St-André (separate entrance fee, 5.50€), founded in 1360 by Jean-le-Bon to serve as a symbol of might to the pontifical powers across the river, is adjacent to the monastery.
St-André Abbey Gardens
Fort Saint-André, rue Montée du Fort
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Mar and Oct Tues–Sun 10am–1pm and 2–5pm, Apr 10am–1pm and 2–6pm, May¬–Sept 10am–6pm Transportation Villeneuve-lez-Avignon Phone 04-90-25-55-95 Prices Admission 7€ adults; 6€ students and ages 13–18; free for children 12 and under Web site St-André Abbey Gardens Other Closed Nov–Feb
MapFort Saint-André, rue Montée du Fort Avignon
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