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Abbaye de Saint-Roman, Beaucaire
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Recognized as a National Heritage Site of France, Abbaye de Saint-Roman served as a cave monastery for over a thousand years. You can explore a chapel, cloisters, tombs, terrace, and walls and networks of underground chambers. The abbey was constructed in the 9th, 10th, 12th, and 15th centuries. The path to the abbey leads past a large chamber and monks' cells to the tomb of Saint Roman in a chapel carved out of the limestone. A walk up to the terrace gives you a clear view of the Rhone and other significant features of the surrounding area. Work out when and for how long to visit Abbaye de Saint-Roman and other Beaucaire attractions using our handy Beaucaire tour planner.
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  • We were really pleasantly surprised by this small unique Abbey in its kind because entirely carved out of the rock. It's like even a little to a necropolis with its more than 150 (now empty) graves dug in the rock. Surprising, but so beautiful.
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  • This completely excavated Abbey in stone is unique. It was founded in the 5th century, and was used until the 15TH century by the Benedictines. It is undoubtedly one of the unique cave dwellings monasteries that exist in Europe. We arrived at it because I found it by chance on the internet... It doesn't seem to be a very visited point turisicamente, but I can assure that it is worth making a long trip to get to know. All the monastery, is wonderful with its chapels, their tombs and large rooms... It looks like a trip to another world... Also advise you climb a little more down the road to the Hill of the Eagle and find an old hermit (for which there is no pay input) Besides being a mind-blowing place by how their shelters and nooks and crannies are preserved, having one of the most impressive views that can be achieved in that area (Rhone Valley). I have a long time there, without crossing me with anyone... only with a goat grazing indifferent to my side. Unforgettable experience! Do not remember exactly the price to enter the Abbey, but it was not expensive. To who walk through the area I advise to spend quite some time to this hidden wonder!
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  • a great friendly visit our girls love c is an exceptional place in a beautiful setting... great views has a curiosity visit
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  • An interesting site ... ok with kid's but be aware it's not the safest place on the planet. From the parking lot it's a good walk up to get to the site. And at the site itself there are stairs, ladders, steps, ... you get a good idea when you check my pictures. I had no trouble with my 4 and 8 year old just keep an eye on them.
  • Nice balade.la visit continues with the needle! wonderful views
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  • A nice walk and accessible for the whole family.
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  • Beautiful ballad magnificent view ruins of an old Abbey troglodyte
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  • To see interesting and beautiful view
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