Chef Alexia Buonvino invites you to take a gourmet break under the vaulted gardens of Saint-André Abbey.
Set in the heart of the gardens, sheltered by the vaults, this café offers a breathtaking view of the Palace of the Popes. Chef Alexia Buonvino offers a menu of fresh sweet and savoury snacks made from local produce. Visitors can also enjoy fruit juices, iced infusions and ice creams all day long on this gourmet terrace.

The Gardens/Exhibitions Pass is a must for food lovers!
Villeneuvians and visitors to the region who have tried the Hortus café and would like to add it to their list of favourite addresses can purchase a Gardens/Exhibitions Pass (valid for one year during the opening period). It gives you unlimited access to the gardens, all the abbey’s temporary exhibitions and the Hortus Café throughout the season. You can also enjoy Alexia Buonvino’s cuisine and the 2 hectares of outstanding gardens: romantic Italian parterres, belvedere terraces, Mediterranean paths and temporary exhibitions… or simply relax on a deckchair in the shade of the pine trees, just like in your own garden.
Gardens/Exhibitions Pass: 35 €/person, 75 €/family.

Practical information and access

The café is reserved for visitors with an admission ticket (full price €9, reduced price €7.50) or an annual Garden/Exhibition Pass. This pass gives unlimited access to the garden, the temporary exhibition rooms and the Hortus café for one year (during the opening periods) and offers a reduced rate for accompanying persons.

Open from 10am to 6pm, April to September (except Mondays). Open on public holidays.