Abbaye de Boscodon, Embrun

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  • Nothing to report because I have nothing to say about this place that we discover to see later. End of the comment
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  • With a little detour from Embrun, one can find a particular place, point to pray and meditate, deep in the Woods to silence and visit a particular Abbey, for information: founded in 1132, the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Boscodon was built by monks hermits of the monastic order of Chalais thanks to donations of Guillaume de Montmirail. The donation, dating from 1130, took place under William of Benevento, future Archbishop of Embrun. [1] in 1303 it passed to the order of Saint Benedict, when the monastic order of Chalais passed part of the Chartreuse. The monks lived by exploiting the resources of the forest and breeding sheep. The architecture of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Boscodon is a Provencal Romanesque. There lies the Cistercian art primitiva, from the extreme simplicity of the architectural elements, the harmony of volumes, quality, in particular the arrangement of stones to come alive. Romanesque art is geometrical, however the symmetry is not a key element since it is also inspired by nature. The Abbey of Boscodon is based on simple geometric shapes. Drawn with ruler and compass, there are the symbols of the cross, square, circle and the Pentagon. Reference measurements are the Royal CUBiT and the Roman foot. The monks builders gave great importance to the symbolism of the elements. The Abbey was set and oriented according to the solar rhythms of streams in the area, the presence of quarries (not too close, to the silence that was to rule the place, nor too far not to increase the difficulty of supply), the forest, the presence of human settlements, etc. This importance is also evident in the design of construction: repetition of elements according to the numbers-key, such as the seven times as the number of days of the week, and with ratios and proportions conforming to the golden ratio.
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  • A very pleasant place to visit for a short period before setting off on one of the many walks available nearby. So peaceful and beautifully kept. An air of calm all around you. Look at the roof, all m...  more »
  • Like heaven
  • Fantastic place and allows good to collect. The setting is very relaxing. The architecture is beautiful and fully meets the "Golden number" place to visit.
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  • Great tour in this haven of peace. The explanations do us understand all the history of the Abbey. A beautiful moment. I recommend.
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  • Charming place worth visiting, especially since it is the starting point for many walks. Toward the col de Charance, in addition to the sumptuous landscapes, we meet a flora with rare orchids. Notice to botanists: enough to make great pictures.
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  • Superb Abbey in a splendid setting. Abbey renovated with its beautiful cloister. Hiking nearby without major difficulty, offering a grand panorama.
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