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Villeneuve lès Avignon - rich heritage

The town of Villeneuve lès Avignon lies in the south of France, in the department of the Gard amidst typically rocky Mediterranean landscapes. It lies on the opposite side of the River Avignon from its famous neighbour of the same name, and has so much to offer in terms of a rich history and heritage that it would be a shame to pass it by in favour of seeing the Avignon Bridge.

So much to discover

Villeneuve lès Avignon has a wealth of things to discover, with an imposing fortress housing a beautiful Abbey, the palatial residences built for the papal cardinals, a 14th century collegiate church and a Carthusian monastery, to name just a few of the most important! The Museum of Pierre de Luxembourg is another fascinating place to visit, with its collection of mediaeval artefacts and the opportunity to learn all about the history of the region.

From ancient to modern

As well as its undoubtedly rich heritage, Villeneuve lès Avignon has much to offer its residents and visitors in the 21st century, with all the shops and services necessary for modern life, and a larger than average selection of restaurants serving everything from pizzas to traditional Provençal fare and even haute cuisine. Villeneuve lès Avignon is a market town too, with the special ambience created by traditional French street markets regularly pervading the town, and having many fêtes and festivals to enjoy throughout the year.

Out and about

The town is in a superb situation, lying as it does at the place where the Languedoc meets Provence, where the sun shines brightly and the scents of the inland Mediterranean fill the air. The coast is accessible from here, and certainly provides opportunities for all the usual seaside activities. The countryside too has much to offer, with lovely walks and nature trails to follow, ancient towns and villages to discover, the Cevennes Mountains for adventure sports and spectacular beauty, and the unique natural environment of the Camargue marshlands all close to hand.

How to get there

Villeneuve lès Avignon is accessible from several international airports, with the closest being Avignon and Nîmes. Marseille and Montpellier are also within easy reach. Avignon is served by flybe; Nîmes by Ryanair; Marseille by British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair and Aer Lingus; and Montpellier by easyJet, bmibaby and Ryanair. There is also an excellent TGV link as the town is located on the main Paris-Lyon-Nice-Italy line. Drivers can find the town easily from either the A7 or the A9 auto routes.

Property prices in and around Villeneuve lès Avignon

The Gard is not the cheapest department in France, but property here tends to bring with it a perhaps a less high price tag than that found next door in Provence, whilst enjoying many of the same benefits. Villeneuve lès Avignon and the surrounding areas offer some superb properties at the higher end of the price range.

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Villeneuve lès Avignon AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Villeneuve lès Avignon?

Villeneuve lès Avignon is located in the south of France. It lies in the east of the Gard department, right on its region's border with neighbouring Provence.

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IN THE REGION OF LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF GARD

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Population: 11,791


Access: By air: Fly to Avignon or Nîmes. By rail: Take a TGV to Avignon from Paris, Lyon or Nice. By road: Villeneuve lès Avignon is easily accessed from both the A7 and A9 auto routes.


Economy: The economy of Villeneuve lès Avignon is based on tourism stemming from its wealth of heritage, and on agriculture.


Interesting fact: The town was once home to important papal cardinals of the church, and there are signs of this to be found today in the rich and imposing buildings that remain.


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