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Fort Saint-André on Mont Andaon
Fort Saint-André on Mont Andaon
Coat of arms of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Coat of arms
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is located in France
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marc Roubaud
Area1 18.27 km2 (7.05 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 12,232
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30351 / 30400
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (Occitan: Vilanòva d'Avinhon) is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. It can also be spelled Villeneuve-lez-Avignon.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Population 3
  • Sights 4
  • International relations 5
    • Twin towns – Sister cities 5.1
  • Gallery 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • Further reading 9
  • External links 10


The city was founded by Philippe le Bel and boasts a castle he built, Fort Saint-André.


It is located by the Rhône River, opposite Avignon.



International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is twinned with:


See also



Further reading

  • Fabrié, Marie-Luce (2000). "La collégiale Notre-Dame de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon". Congrès archéologique de France - Monuments du Gard, 157e session 1999 (in French). Paris: Société française d'archéologie. pp. 455–465. 
  • Labande, M. L.-H. (1910). "Villeneuve-lez-Avignon". Congrès archéologique de France, 76e session, 1909, Avignon. Volume 1 Guide du Congrès (in French). Paris: Picard. pp. 129–130. 
  • Labande, M. L.-H. (1910). "La Collégiale de Notre-Dame". Congrès archéologique de France, 76e session, 1909, Avignon. Volume 1 Guide du Congrès (in French). Paris: Picard. pp. 141–144. 
  • Labande, M. L.-H. (1910). "La Chartreuse". Congrès archéologique de France, 76e session, 1909, Avignon. Volume 1 Guide du Congrès (in French). Paris: Picard. pp. 144–158. 

External links

  • City council and Tourist office website
  • non official website
  • Pictures Gallery

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