La Chartreuse Avignon’s Neighbour
There is more to Avignon than the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon, just across the Rhone River is an old monastery called la Chartreuse in Villeneuve les Avignon.
Read about La Chartreuse a beautiful restored structure that is now state owned and is the home of the Centre National des Ecritures du Spectacle (CNES). You can visit the site that was at one time occupied by monks and is now used by writers, playwrights and more. There is also a lovely restaurant on site called les Jardins d’été and a salon de thé called le Café Saint-Jean.
(Note: Outside of summer months it is best to check opening hours for the restaurants in advance)
You have the option to do a self-guided tour or take one of the guided tours (French-only).