The Chaterhouse, Villeneuve lez Avignon

Musuems and 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

-Tactile model available, translated into Braille
-Length of visit: approx. 1 hour
-Pets are welcome. They must be kept on a leash.
-Site with "Accueil Vélo" label

15 min from Avignon and the Palais des Papes
30 min from Pont du Gard
- From the A7, take the "Avignon nord" exit, follow Avignon Centre then Villeneuve lez Avignon across 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.

Horaires d'ouverture

// Exceptional closure on November 21

* Until October 15: Tuesday to Sunday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
* From October 16: Tuesday to Sunday 10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm → until December 31
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing 
Please note that the Chartreuse is open every day except May 1st, November 1st and 11th, December 25th and the first half of January.

For the bookshop: From 11 a.m. to closing time. 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

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....