Ganagobie Abbey, Forcalquier

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#4 of 9 in Historic Sites in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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. Put Ganagobie Abbey and other Forcalquier attractions into our Forcalquier itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Abbey is located on a plateau that is accessed by a narrow winding road. Located in the middle of the Woods only the chapel can be visited. It is a superb example of Romanesque art and presents exceptional murals on the ground. Do not miss to attend Vespers at 5:30, a great moment for a great spirituality. Very rich and full monastic craft shop and religious Bookstore.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Wonderful opportunity to be able to approach this famous Ganagobie Abbey! It is remarkable. These places are sacred, of meditation, of respect. We feel the silence and solitude so much research by the monks.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Beautiful view but the cloister is reserved for monks and retreatants one can visit: the Church
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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 12, 2017
    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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  • May 26, 2017
    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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  • August 29, 2017
    Thanks to all the brothers, for their prayers and their actions of grace!
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  • March 16, 2017
    peaceful place. A little shop where you can buy handicrafts... and religious!
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