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Abbey of Montmajour, Arles

(4.2/5 based on 360+ 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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  • Splendid and majestic, this Abbey offers a vision of a piece of our history... it takes back us years back and our imagination takes over... A visit under a beautiful Sun preceded by a quiet meal on the terrace in the restaurant which is located on the outskirts of the parking lot (delicious in this case) and our day was more than successful...
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  • Nobleman has a magical name with nothing to do. The place is extremely disappointing with the surrounding area that could be more cared. Not at all comparable with the wonders of the Abbey of Fontfroide near Narbonne
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  • Place to visit in the Sun; beautiful view on the plain... If you like history, interesting video.
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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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