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Villeneuve-lez-Avignon Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The bounty and extravagant lifestyles of the cardinals nourished the abbey in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon. Inside the abbey—which translates, literally, as the Charterhouse of the Valley of Blessings—are spare cells with panels illuminating monastic life, the vast 14th-century cloître du cimetière (cemetery cloister), a smaller Romanesque cloister, and, within the remains of the abbey church, the Gothic tomb of Pope Innocent VI. Theatrical events are staged here during Avignon's annual theater festival.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

58 rue de la République
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Occitania  30400, France

-04–90–15–24–24

www.chartreuse.org

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