Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, royal city
VILLENEUVE-LES-AVIGNON: royal city, residence of cardinals in the fourteenth century.
New town founded in the late 13th century by Philip the Fair, at the foot of the powerful abbey of Saint Andrew.
Frontier town built along the Rhone it will be used to watch the access in the kingdom of France, and to hold in respect its neighbors: Provence and the Comtat Venaissin, with which it was connected by the famous Pont d'Avignon.
The King will build a magnificent fortified tower wich still exists at the head of the bridge.
Some cardinals in the XIV decided to build their residence there, which ensured the prosperity of the city.
Villeneuve is the city of France which counts the most important number of buildings listed Historical, with regard to its surface.
Evidenced by : the Abbey of Saint Andrew, the church of Notre-Dame, the Chartreuse du Val de Benediction and Museum Pierre de Luxembourg which houses works which envy them the major museums of the world.