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We highly recommend you purchase your ticket at our on-line ticket sales for you must book a time slot.

First time slot is 9:30 to 10, then 10 to 10:30, etc. Last time slot is 5:30 to 6pm. Your time slot is reserved up to 5 minutes before the end of your chosen time slot. After that, you may have to wait, for the persons who have reserved the next time slot will go first.
The length of time you remain at La Chartreuse is not limited (1 hour is the general average).

Group visits are possible but limited to 20 people, reservation required. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

To ensure serene visits, please comply with the following measures:
■ Mask must be worn
■ 1-meter safety distance between people. Comply with markings on the ground
■ Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer provided on site

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On-line ticketing

Hours

MONUMENT

- 1 October to 31 March
Every day 10am to 5pm

- 1 April to 30 September
Every day 9:30am to 6:30pm

Last tickets sold 30 minutes prior to closing.

Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November, 25 December.
Closed the first two weeks in January.

 

BOOKSHOP

- 1 October to 31 March
Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5pm

- 1 April to 30 September
Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 12:30 and 1:30 to 6:30pm

 

SAINT-JEAN LIBRARY-CAFÉ

- 1 October to 31 March
Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5pm

- 1 April to 30 September
Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 12:30 and 1:30 to 6:30pm

The Saint-Jean Library-Café is open in the evenings and after certain events.

Tickets

INDIVIDUALS 
- 8 €
- Discounted price : 6.50 € for 18 to 25 years old, teachers, spectators at Rencontres d’été de la Chartreuse, spectators at Villeneuve en Scène and Festival d’Avignon, holders of the Carte Off, Groups (start at 20 persons), holders of Pass Avignon, Cezam card, Guide du routard
- Free : Job-seekers, RSA, persons with handicap + 1 accompanier, under 18, students in art, theatre, dance, cinema, architecture, history and tourism, guides, holders of Culture Ministry cards, ICOM, ICOMOS
Members, Friends and Benefactors of La Chartreuse (+ 1 accompanier for Friends and Benefactors)
> Book on-line

 

GUIDED TOUR - BOOK AHEAD INDIVIDUALS
Ticket price + 1 €
Applies to individuals and groups (does not include school and university groups)

 

SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY GROUPS - (35 students maximum)
Set-rate : 35 € or 45 € with guided tour. Book ahead

 

TICKET FOR MONUMENTS AND THE MUSEUM IN VILLENEUVE
La Chartreuse-CNES, le Fort Saint-André, l'Abbaye Saint-André, la Tour Philippe-le-Bel et le Musée Pierre-de-Luxembourg.

On sale at each monument and Museum.
One price 17 € fom March to October.
Good for an entire year as of purchase date.
> Book on-line

 

AMBASSADOR NEIGHBOURS
Free entrance for one inhabitant of the Grand Avignon area accompanying two persons who purchase their ticket.

Good for La Chartreuse, the gardens at the Abbey Saint-André, Philippe-le-Bel* Tower and/or Pierre-de-Luxembourg* Museum.

To recognize the ever-present enthusiasm shown by the inhabitants of the Grand Avignon area, who share the wonderful heritage in Villeneuve lez Avignon with their friends and far-flung family, to tangibly encourage this trend, and to celebrate the re-opening of all the sites, we are starting the Ambassador-Neighbour offer, which is “2 visitor tickets sold = 1 free ambassador ticket” starting in June 2020. We are pleased to boost your active participation in spreading knowledge and enjoyment of our town.

*Offer is currently good only for a “Villeneuve ambassador-neighbour”.
The Fort Saint-André will soon add this offer.

 

VAUCLUSE PROVENCE PASS
Free entry into over 30 museums and monuments in Avignon, Luberon and Ventoux.
- Pass 2 jours : 29 €
- Pass 3 jours : 35 €
- Pass 5 jours : 48 €
> Book on-line

 

AVIGNON CITY PASS
Free entry into museums and monuments in Avignon and Villeneuve lez Avignon.
- Pass 24h : 21 €
- Pass 48h : 28 €
> Book on-line

 

SMART TICKET
Keep your entrance ticket and get reduced prices with our partners in the Club des sites du Gard.

 

THE PASS'LOISIRS GARD
Le Pass’Loisirs Gard gives you the preferential prices in effect with our partners.

 

EVENTS
Lots of artistic and cultural events at La Chartreuse are free of charge but require advance reservation. For prices of other events, check the page of the event itself or on-line ticketing.

 

Become a member

Support La Chartreuse and get lots of benefits.
Good for one year as of the purchase date.

- Membership : 15 € (+ 5 € *)

Free entrance to the monument
Discounted monument price for accompanying parties
Send the Lettre de la Chartreuse by mail
Reader card for the Bibliothèque-Café Saint-Jean
Discounted prices for some performances
Invitation to special events (inaugurations, openings…)

 

- Friend : 25 € (+ 10 € *)

Same advantages as Members adhérents
Participation in the activities of the Circle of the Friends of La Chartreuse
Invitation monument for an accompanying party  
Special “Carthusian” price at the Bibliothèque-Café Saint-Jean (50% off beverages) at usual library opening hours
5% off items at the La Chartreuse Bookshop
Preferred visits

 

- Benefactor : as of 50 €

Same advantages as for Friends Amis
Tax deductible for the donation part (over the 25€ membership fee)

* per additional person at the same address and signed up at the same time
Member Patch, students and staff at the Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse holders of the Patch Culture, job-seekers, RSA, persons with handicap + 1 accompanier, under 18, students in art, theatre, dance, cinema, architecture, history and tourism, guides, holders of Culture Ministry cards, ICOM, ICOMO

 

> Book on-line

Individual visits

VISIT ON OWN WITH NO RESERVATION - average time 45 min

Discover the Church of the Carthusian Fathers, the Chapel of the Frescoes, the three cloisters, the Chapter room, the Bugade, the gardens and the cells of a Carthusian Father and the Sacristan.
Digital devices, panels in seven languages and a visitor’s map in ten languages help visitors understand what they are seeing. 

> Book on-line

 

GUIDED TOUR - average time 1 hour and 15 min.

- All year long, book ahead - 04 90 15 24 24

- In July and August, every day at 11am and the week-end at 11am and 2:30pm, no reservation required.

- In June and September the week-end at 11am and 2:30pm, no reservation required.

 

GUIDED TOUR CHEMINS DE TRAVERSE - book ahead, average time 2h

Tours designed for small groups, off the beaten path at La Chartreuse, to explore other aspects of its past history and its current activity. Dates and subjects are available just weeks before the events.

- Cheminement #1 in the former cells of the Carthusian brothers to explore the social organisation of the monastery from the 14th to the 18th centuries, and the current use of these spaces by Centre National des écritures du spectacle (National Playwriting Centre.

- Cheminement #2 in the former Bakery – hostelry at La Chartreuse to see the reception rooms at the monastery from the 14th to the 18th centuries and the current use of these spaces by the National Playwriting Centre.

- Cheminement #3 in and around the monument on the subject of water at La Chartreuse based on the work Alix Audurier Cros, historian of gardens.

- Cheminement #4 in the gardens of the monks’ cells to explore the fruit trees once grown here, based on the work Alix Audurier Cros, historian of gardens.

- Cheminement #5 in the Saint-Jean cloister, and from the cardinalice palace to the library.

Dates and subjects are available just weeks before the events.
> Book on-line

 

GUIDED TOUR À LA TOMBÉE DE LA NUIT - book ahead, average time 1 hour and 15 min

La Chartreuse has to be seen at dusk, by the light of the setting sun, the rising moon and lanterns.

- Thursday July 30 and Thursday August 13, 2020
> Book on-line / +33 (0)4 32 74 32 74

 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

Temporary exhibits are displayed in different spaces in La Chartreuse. The entrance ticket to La Chartreuse entitles access to the exhibitions at no additional cost.
Exhibits are sometimes displayed in parts of the monument usually off-limits to the public. Specific mediation may be proposed.

Group visits

VISIT ON OWN - reservation required (a minimum of one week ahead), average time 45 min

As of 20 persons

 

GUIDED TOUR - reservation required (a minimum of one week ahead), average time 1h15

As of 20 persons
In French, English, Spanish, and Italian
> +33 (0)4 90 15 24 24

 

GUIDED TOUR CHEMINS DE TRAVERSE - book ahead, average time 2h

Tours designed for small groups, off the beaten path at La Chartreuse, to explore other aspects of its past history and its current activity. Dates and subjects are available just weeks before the events. Minimum 13 persons and maximum 18 persons.

- Cheminement #1 in the former cells of the Carthusian brothers to explore the social organisation of the monastery from the 14th to the 18th centuries, and the current use of these spaces by Centre National des écritures du spectacle (National Playwriting Centre.

- Cheminement #2 in the former Bakery – hostelry at La Chartreuse to see the reception rooms at the monastery from the 14th to the 18th centuries and the current use of these spaces by the National Playwriting Centre.

- Cheminement #3 in and around the monument on the subject of water at La Chartreuse based on the work Alix Audurier Cros, historian of gardens.

- Cheminement #4 in the gardens of the monks’ cells to explore the fruit trees once grown here, based on the work Alix Audurier Cros, historian of gardens.

- Cheminement #5 in the Saint-Jean cloister, and from the cardinalice palace to the library.

Dates and subjects are available just weeks before the events.
> Book on-line

 

GUIDED TOUR À LA TOMBÉE DE LA NUIT - book ahead, average time 1 hour and 15 min

La Chartreuse has to be seen at dusk, by the light of the setting sun, the rising moon and lanterns.
minimum 15 persons and maximum 25 persons

- Thursday July 30 and Thursday August 13, 2020
> Book on-line / +33 (0)4 32 74 32 74

 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

Temporary exhibits are displayed in different spaces in La Chartreuse. The entrance ticket to La Chartreuse entitles access to the exhibitions at no additional cost. Exhibits are sometimes displayed in parts of the monument usually off-limits to the public. Specific mediation may be proposed.

Visits for young people

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
On the lookout for the treasure of the Carthusians with the game app Les Portes secrètes de la Chartreuse.

FOR GROUPS (school groups / clubs and leisure centres) - all year long, advance reservation

Different activities to discover the history and the contemporary writing activities :
- Discovery classes : calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, architecture, frescoes, measurement of time, dye plants, stone carving
- Fun visits : Collection of plant specimens at La Chartreuse, treasure hunt, scavenger hunt…
- Reading and writing workshops with artists in residence and the staff at La Chartreuse
- Guided tours