Ganagobie Abbey, Forcalquier

One of the oldest Benedictine monastery is the Ganagobie Abbey that is situated near the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, region of France. It dates back to the 9th and 10th century and a large part of the building has also been demolished after the French Revolution. A great tourist attraction, this place is chosen by the monks to live and pray, and to be closer to the supreme God. A visit to Ganagobie Abbey will comfort your soul while you listen to the prayers of the monks. Take a look at our Forcalquier trip itinerary planning website to schedule your visit to Ganagobie Abbey and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Ganagobi monastery, already by its situation, he must earn it. Perched on a hill, after 5km of climb almost only turn on a very narrow road, we have the impression of being above everything. On foot for the very brave was the feeling of having accomplished something extraordinary (for my first attempt at partial was my recentis) arrived on the plateau, the silence, the clarity of the light. At our last trip, the day of the Nativity of Mary, last Friday, we attended mass, Gregorian chants sung by a multitude of priests and monks, a mass that gave us the thrill constantly, it's a recentis I cannot explain. Then we're going at the end of the driveway as a way of the cross, we sit at the edge of the white cross and watch the scenery a breathtaking view on the Alps the Durance. To finish our morning we pulled the bag some groceries, we have tasted in quiet, the sound of the wind, on a fallen tree at the edge of the parking lot bordering this landscape.
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  • We mounted a small road along the Hill and we arrive in wonderful lavenders, Oaks and iris framework at the centre of which lies the monastery. Note the view of the Durance, the mosaics in the church choir and the calm and serenity ambient.
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  • Ganagobie Prieuré is a magical place that exudes serenity. Located high up, we have a superb view. The shop is very well with products from country and other abbeys.
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  • How to lose 4 h and 10l of gasoline. Came from Apt. The Church closed for lunch. Shop opens 30 minutes later indicated on the site. Closed monastery because the monks are here. No info on the site.
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  • Nice place! A must see if you are in the ca region is worth the detour! Hotel sympathque and comfortable room!
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  • I do a few days retreat, resting quiet beautiful. Thank you
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  • Beautiful monastery re built with the cooperation of Bouygues he already hosts several years the monks who had left the edges of the Lake bourget guards lying of the Savoy family in the hautecombe Abbey
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  • peaceful place. A little shop where you can buy handicrafts... and religious!
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