Abbey of Montmajour, Arles

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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. Make Abbey of Montmajour part of your personalized Arles itinerary using our Arles online tour builder .
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  • The site looks great, standing on the rock where it is based. The Abbey, surmounted of a luxury remains, offers all the charm of destitution. The conservation status of the Abbey is perfect. We regret a bit coarse repairs. But we know the price. The distribution of the Abbey can remember others. The most remarkable is the basement, Foundation, which gives the impression of leading maze outside where you will find the rock. The proximity of the road takes a bit of Majesty. but the allure of the place makes visible around. The outside is inside, and we see a park below, actually forgotten. Finally, the price is low. Significant thing. The visit may be short, but the dream in which she inspires lets hang out willingly. And the impatient will go to the tavern, in season.
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  • Located just outside Alres, Montmajour Abbey haunted me even before we get there, seeing her in the distance from the top of the Amphitheatre of Arles. Impressive building, as soon as you start the route you realize you have stepped into something very mystical and ancient and the first thing worthy of note are the ancient burial niches suitable to visible within walking distance from us. The main tower, on which you can climb through a narrow spiral staircase, offers a privileged view and moving across the surrounding Plains, where in addition to beautiful fields and tree-lined streets, you will be lucky enough to see groups of white horses rest in the Sun. Must if you find yourself in the area.
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  • The wind, the sound of crows and the height of the building give this place a dimension at once mesmerizing and spiritual. Perambulate in galleries and the pieces of white stone where your shadow precedes you. The view on the plain of Arles and the alpilles is beautiful. The upper parts including the refectory are huge and we imagine the monastic activity which was to rule there. A nice (very physical) ride at the time.
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  • Very beautiful abbey especially the cloisters. Great views from the tower, but a steep climb. Highly recommended
  • 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.
  • Beautiful 11th century Abby. Absolutely worth a visit.
  • atmospheric, uncompromising rock and stone fortress-abbey, featuring crypts, cloisters and soaring towers that little folks are delighted to explore
  • Absolutely interesting place

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