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Abbey of Montmajour, Arles

4.3
#5 of 19 in Sightseeing in Arles
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Take in the enormity of Abbey of Montmajour, a pre-Roman edifice from the tenth century, an abbey church, and a 12th-century Roman cloister built by Benedictine monks. In the 18th century, the monks added the monumental St.-Maur monastery to the west. Climb to the top of the tower of this elaborate structure for a view of the marshland and Arles. Monks and tourists often stroll through the vast field of lavender at the base of the abbey. Put Abbey of Montmajour into our Arles vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Arles.
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  • We discovered the Abbey during a walk by bike, a stop was mandatory entry at decent price for a wonderful discovery! We loved discovering this monument of history and perfectly maintained
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  • Guided tour of the site by a very nice guide and professionnelle.elle has been able to send us his passion for the place with enthousiasme.nous took advantage of visiting the expo picture ' audrey tautou and kate barry very touching
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  • This former monastery is located a few kilometers from Arles, and might be worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood, however, it is not worth any longer circuitous route. When we were there they had a number of photographic exhibitions that made the visit a bit more affordable.
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  • Very interesting monument. You need 1hr to visit. Do not arrive there after 5.30 in the afternoon as some parts are closing at 6pm.
  • atmospheric, uncompromising rock and stone fortress-abbey, featuring crypts, cloisters and soaring towers that little folks are delighted to explore
  • Grand building. On top of the amazing views of the rural Provence.
  • Beautiful but very bad markup coming from Fontvieille (-1 star). Turn very dangerous on the road. Choose the roundabout later.
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  • Beautiful 11th century Abby. Absolutely worth a visit.

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