The Chaterhouse, Villeneuve lez Avignon

Museums & Monuments

Founded by Pope Innocent VI in 1356, whose tomb it houses, the Charterhouse is one of the largest monasteries of the Carthusian order.

€8.00 Free with the Pass!


58 rue de la République
30400 Villeneuve lez Avignon

+33 490 15 24 24

Length of visit: approx. 1 hour

Horaires d'ouverture

Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. non-stop (tour lasts 1 hour) 
Open on Mondays in July and August, open on Whit Monday
Closed May 1st
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing time 

For the Bookshop: From 11am to the close of the monument. Closed Mondays and Sundays
For the Library Café: Tuesday to Saturday, from 1:30 pm to monument closing time. From April to September, the café is also open on Sundays.


Access conditions

    • Accueil Vélo brand
    • With Velopop': self-service bicycles from Greater Avignon, Villeneuve station near the Tourist Office
    •  With your own bike: bike racks are installed in the entrance lane to La Chartreuse
  • From June 20 to September 1, from 10:00 am, free shuttle service from the Piot relay parking lot to the historic center of Villeneuve Lez Avignon and tourist sites (The Chartreuse stop).  Click on the following link for timetables
    • From the A7, take the "Avignon nord" exit, follow Avignon Centre then Villeneuve lez Avignon over the "Pont Daladier" bridge, then turn right towards Villeneuve Centre. Continue for approx. 1 km, then go straight on at the traffic circle, round the Fort Saint-André to the traffic lights. La Chartreuse parking lot (3) is on your left.
    • From the A9, take the "Remoulins" exit, then follow signs for Avignon and Villeneuve lez Avignon
  • 35 min from Porte de l'Oulle (Avignon city center) to La Chartreuse

The Chartreuse, Villeneuve lez Avignon

Founded by Pope Innocent VI in 1356, it is one of the largest and most remarkable monasteries of the Carthusian order, with a church, three cloisters and forty cells, its gardens and the fresco chapel of the famous painter of the Papal Palace, Matteo Giovannetti. Today, La Chartreuse is also a major artists' residence....


Exhibition Cara/Garanjoud, two painters in resonance

From 30 June to 22 September 2024


Purity, elegance and depth of line in canvases that sound like a contemporary hymn to the architecture of the site.

This summer, La Chartreuse presents two artists: Louise Cara and Claude Garanjoud, two contemporary and timeless painters whose writing and inspiration reveal similarities in expression and shared inspiration. A bridge appears between the Avignon artist and the adopted Villeneuve painter. In the blackness of the line, in the transparency of the ink, in the shared affinities of spirituality. This is an opportunity to revisit the paintings of Claude Garanjoud (who died in 2005), whose works have been exhibited several times at La Chartreuse, and to discover the work of Louise Cara, who has created works for this exhibition in homage to the architectural spirit of the site.

La Chartreuse
58, rue de la République
30400 Villeneuve Lez Avignon