Philippe Le Bel Tower, Villeneuve lez Avignon

Museums & Monuments

Dungeon of a fortress built in the 13th century by the king of France, at the mouth of the famous "Pont d'Avignon". 

Plus, the roof terrace offers a breathtaking view of Avignon and the Rhône Valley, the Dentelles de Montmirail to the Alpilles !

€4.50 Free with the Pass!


Rue Montée de la Tour
30400 Villeneuve lez Avignon

+33 432 70 08 57

Many steps (three floors)

Horaires d'ouverture

From 01/02 to 31/12/2023. February, March, November and December: 2pm - 5pm, Wednesdays: 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm. 
April to October: 10am - 12:30pm and 2pm - 6pm
Closed on Mondays and in January, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th, December 24th, 25th and 31st. 

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Philippe Le Bel Tower, Villeneuve lez Avignon

This imposing dungeon is the only remnant of a fortress built in the 13th century, at the entrance of the famous Pont d'Avignon, to control access. Strategic location and capital, in the medieval south of France.

And at the top of the tower, enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Avignon and the Palace of the Pope's !


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The world around: vestiges and omens" exhibition

From 22 March to 1 September 2024


After a period of residency at La Chartreuse, during which David Coste immersed himself in the site and created works of art, he is proposing and developing an exhibition that will be displayed in the town's monuments.

Bringing together contemporary creation, heritage and ancient art, the exhibition enables everyone to take a fresh look at the collections and architecture, and to renew our perception of them through the singular eyes of an artist.

In a universe ranging from grandiose sites to Martian deserts, from the ruins of the cultural industry to the wreckage of history, from simple geometric forms to complex constructions, David Coste folds and unfolds possible scenarios.

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