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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  • August 16, 2017
    Visible from afar, the Abbey is a gem for lovers of history and old stones. The visit allows us to travel between different epochs which have allowed to see born this places. The first sanctuary to the final monastery, a large things are to do and especially the tower with its panoramic view and its cemetery in the rock at his feet. Really nice. However, a small guide would not have been denied.
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  • August 16, 2017
    If history holds, we should not miss this. A very well-preserved Abbey with surprising characteristics. The view from the tower is phenomenal.
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  • August 15, 2017
    After a tour in Arles, nearby you can visit the Abbey whose strong point is the tower with its panoramic roof!
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  • June 29, 2017
    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.
  • July 13, 2017
    Beautiful 11th century Abby. Absolutely worth a visit.
  • March 24, 2017
    atmospheric, uncompromising rock and stone fortress-abbey, featuring crypts, cloisters and soaring towers that little folks are delighted to explore
  • September 2, 2017
    Absolutely interesting place
  • December 7, 2013
    Grand building. On top of the amazing views of the rural Provence.

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