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Tour Philippe le Bel

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Address: Rue Montee-de-la-Tour, 30404 Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
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+33 4 90 27 49 68
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Splendid view

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... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
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Hamme, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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61 reviews
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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, it's cheap and the amazing worth the price.

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Hamme, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 your pass has no reductions. :-)

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Montpellier, France
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76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

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Thank LHABtrombone
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 tough not being knocked over. Interesting exhibits in the rooms leading to the viewing platform

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Thank willy m
Derby, United Kingdom
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1,159 reviews
885 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
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 far as we could see, there is little to the tower apart from the view... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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631 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 angle.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 to the island, walked along west to the road bridge and then east up to... More 

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292 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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 Rhone and the Palais des Papes. It is a little out of the way but... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Barbara M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

The views from the top of the 120 step tower towards Avignon and the Fort St Andre are second to none but what makes it more special is the kindness and humour of Monique who loves to speak English and help with any concern, question or request. A truly hidden gem in Villeneuve!

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