Fort Saint-André on Mont Andaon
|Intercommunality||CA Grand Avignon|
|• Mayor (2020-2026)||Pascale Bories|
|18.27 km2 (7.05 sq mi)|
|• Density||640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||10–181 m (33–594 ft) |
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (French pronunciation: [vil'nœv lez‿avi'ɲɔ̃]; Provençal: Vilanòva d’Avinhon) is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. It can also be spelled Villeneuve-lez-Avignon.
In the 6th century the Benedictine abbey of St André was founded on Mount Andaon, and the village which grew up round it took its name.The city itself was founded by Philippe le Bel and boasts a castle he built, Fort Saint-André.
The town was also the resort of the French cardinals during the sojourn of the popes at Avignon, in the 14th century.
It is located by the Rhône River, opposite Avignon.
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is twinned with:
Pope Innocent VI, born Étienne Aubert, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 18 December 1352 to his death in 1362. He was the fifth Avignon pope and the only one with the pontifical name of "Innocent".
The Pont Saint-Bénézet, also known as the Pont d'Avignon, is a famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon, in southern France.
Roquemaure is a small town and commune in the Gard department of southern France. The town lies 12 kilometres north of Avignon on the right bank of the Rhône. In the 2012 census the commune had a population of 5,421.
Avignon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located next to the Palais des Papes in Avignon, France. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Avignon.
Enguerrand Quarton was a French painter and manuscript illuminator whose few surviving works are among the first masterpieces of a distinctively French style, very different from either Italian or Early Netherlandish painting. Six paintings by him are documented, of which only two survive, and in addition the Louvre now follows most art historians in attributing to him the famous Avignon Pietà. His two documented works are the remarkable Coronation of the Virgin and The Virgin of Mercy. Two smaller altarpieces are also attributed to him.
Jules Formigé was a 20th-century French architect, the son of Jean-Camille Formigé. He was involved in the restoration of the Trophy of Augustus, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Chartreuse du Val-de-Bénédiction at Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. In 1909 he was one of the winners of the Concours de façades de la ville de Paris.
The Musée du Petit Palais is a museum and art gallery in Avignon, southern France. It opened in 1976 and has an exceptional collection of Renaissance paintings of the Avignon school as well as from Italy, which reunites many "primitives" from the collection of Giampietro Campana. It is housed in a 14th-century building at the north side of the square overlooked by the Palais des Papes.
Audouin Aubert was a French jurist, bishop and Cardinal.
The Fort Saint-André is a medieval fortress in the commune of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon in the Gard département of France, dating from the first half of the 14th century.
Tour Philippe-le-Bel is a medieval tower in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon which marked the French terminus of the Saint-Bénézet Bridge across the Rhone between the Kingdom of France and Papal territory of Avignon. It is named after the French king Philippe-le-Bel who was responsible for its construction.
The Church of Notre-Dame is a Roman Catholic church located in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne in France. It is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption and is a church of the Archdiocese of Sens-Auxerre.
Val Abbey was a Cistercian abbey in Mériel and Villiers-Adam in Val-d’Oise, 30 kilometers north of Paris. It was the oldest Cistercian foundation in Île-de-France, dating to 1125, more than a century before the neighbouring Royaumont Abbey and Maubuisson Abbey. It was demolished and used for building stone in 1822 and 1845, leaving it mostly in ruins, though some of its buildings survive, including its dormitories and one gallery of its cloister. The monks' building was classed as a historical monument in 1947, as were the other buildings in 1965.
Léon-Honoré Labande (1867-1939) was a French museum curator, historian and archivist. He was the curator of the Calvet Museum in Avignon from 1890 to 1906. He was the archivist of the Prince's Palace of Monaco from 1906 to 1939. He was the author of many books about prominent families from Provence, the city of Avignon, and the principality of Monaco.
Cadouin Abbey was a Cistercian monastery founded as a hermitage in 1115 by Gerald of Salles, in the name of Robert of Arbrissel, in what is now the commune of Le Buisson-de-Cadouin in the Dordogne, south-west France.
Pierre Levesville was a 17th-century French architect.
Southern French Gothic is a specific and militant style of Gothic architecture developed in the South of France, especially in the Toulouse region. It arose in the early 13th century following the victory of the Catholic church over the Cathars, as the church sought to re-establish its authority in the region. As a result, church buildings typically present features drawn from military architecture. Taking into account the Cathars' criticism of the Catholic Church, Southern French Gothic is simpler and less ornate than northern French Gothic, and further differs in that the construction material is typically brick rather than stone. Over time, the style came to influence secular buildings as well as churches and spread beyond the area where Catharism had flourished.
The Collégiale Notre-Dame is a Gothic church in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Gard, Occitanie, France.
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