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Abbey of Montmajour, Arles

(4.2/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Little or no known among the abbeys of reputation of our country, we were surprised to discover this magnificent monument, at the edge of the road, leading from Fontvieille in Arles. Rich with a great history, nobleman is "inspired". The view from its crenellated Tower extends to Arles, its graves dug in the rock are available and if you have the chance to meet an employee passionate about the place, you will have a great rich time of teachings. There is no official guide for this site. What a pity! Temporary exhibition on the religious history of well-made Provence. Beautiful small well-stocked Bookstore.
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  • remains of the Cluniac Abbey of nobleman to a most recent Priory (XVII and XVIII centuries). Nice view from the top of the tower and crypt to the very special architecture. Still, it deserves a bit more elaborate development.
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  • 3 little guys in the rough guide, we were packed. If the outside is really impressive, the Interior "is a series of empty rooms". Certainly it is an Abbey in the 12th century but it would have been interesting (and much more alive) to illuminations or re-enactments. However, the restoration work is impressive. In the end, impressive from the outside, disappointing inside. Too bad.
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  • Grand building. On top of the amazing views of the rural Provence.
  • Beautiful site. I was charmed by the view and the mistral wind that swirled around me.
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  • The place is very interesting and beautiful, great views of the surrounding area but a current contemporary art show that is not likely to reconcile the average viewer with art! Works hard to defend that have the merit to enjoy as much places!
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  • A nice place that merit that attention even if the competition is fierce in the vicinity. Signage has again seriously. On the other hand, I'm not against host contemporary art in these places, but please choose better your "artists".
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  • Wonderful site! We take full view. The only downside, the monstrous exhibits which do not have their place in this place full of history and lack of food or beverage dispenser point.
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