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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. 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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  • came across this Abbaye by pure chance as it is outside of Arles. Wonderful experience climbing the tower for spectactular views plus the exhibition inside was enjoyable.be aware there is climbing ove...  more »
  • The former abbey is situated 3 km northly from the center of Arles. One part of the complex was build in 12th and 13th century as a fortified convent, second one was build by Benedictins in 18th centu...  more »
  • This place is just a must to do. The history of this place is nice and the view of all the Camargues is really impressive  more »
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  • 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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  • Very nice place, very peaceful in the month of April. The view from the tower is beautiful, and found the power of the Mistral.
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  • Also visit for the history, the architecture, the beauty of the place and landscape. A place of great energy. Predict the down jacket and CAP in case of wind
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