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Tour Philippe le Bel

Rue Montee-de-la-Tour, 30404 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
+33 4 90 27 49 68
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Good views but nothing else

There are some good views from the top of the tower but there is absolutely no history or other... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melinda M
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Panoramic view on Avignon, Popes palace and the area

Tour Philippe Le Bel is a mediaval tower that was built during the 14th century in... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Travel I
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Rue Montee-de-la-Tour, 30404 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
+33 4 90 27 49 68

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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are some good views from the top of the tower but there is absolutely no history or other information about the tower here.We spent no more than 20 minutes here. We got a discount on entry fee using the Avignon Pass.

Thank Melinda M
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Tour Philippe Le Bel is a mediaval tower that was built during the 14th century in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon. Inside it, discover a part of the local history and enjoy a full panoramic view of the Popes Palace, le Rocher des doms and Avignon. It's open everyday,...More

Thank Travel I
Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you want a splendid view on Avignon and its surroundings (up to Mont Ventoux), this is a must. If you want an Avignon Passion pass, this is the place to get it, as it this visit is cheap and only the first visit on...More

1  Thank Tom D
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The climb is worth it! Great views of Avignon, Great Views of St. Andre Castle, the Rhône. It is a rather breathtaking experience.

Thank LHABtrombone
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Even though the upper floors are closed to the public it is worth the effort to go and admire the panorama of the pont Benezet , the Palais des Papes and the rhone. We were there on a day with mistral wind and it was...More

Thank willy m
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We had intended to climb this tower but, having already climbed to the battlements of the fort, which are much higher and from where there are stupendous views, we decided not to bother climbing this tower.(By then this old man's knees were protesting anyway) So...More

1  Thank mjc404
Reviewed 19 October 2015

If you have a car, there is a parking lot right next to Tour Philippe Le Bel - very convenient start of your visit to Villeneuve-les-Avignon. The views from the tower are really beautiful and gives you an opportunity to see Avignon from a different...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I agree with other reviewers that this is well worth the effort to get there and to climb the stairs. You cannot really appreciate the Pont D'Avignon until you have been here. We caught the free ferry (five minutes walk east from Pont D'Avignon) over...More

Thank RetiredEngineer600
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

It takes about 30 minutes to walk to the Tower from the centre of town but is most definitely well worth it. There is a spiral staircase up the tower and when you get to the top you are rewarded with spectacular views of the...More

Thank Jacky D
Reviewed 9 August 2015

A gorgeous view from the top,but a dizzying climb to get there. Looking back across where the bridge once was you realize just how long it was. It is well worth taking the time to study the information boards.

Thank Barbara M
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