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Abbey of Beaulieu-en-Rouergue, Ginals

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Beaulieu-en-Rouergue Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery in south-west France, founded in 1144. Today, the abbey houses a museum of contemporary art. It is located in the commune of Ginals in the north-east of the Tarn-et-Garonne department, Midi-Pyrénées. The abbey was sometimes called abbey of Belloc.HistoryLocated in the valley of the River Seye, in the old province of Rouergue, the abbey was founded by the bishop of Rodez, Adhémar III. The buildings were heightened in the 17th centuries, but then fell into decline by the 18th century, when the cloister was demolished. At the time of the French Revolution, the monastery was closed and the buildings sold, to be converted into a farm. Part of the buildings were dismantled. In 1875, the buildings were first classed as a monument historique. It was purchased in 1960 by M. Brache and Mme. Bonnefoi, who carried out important restoration work, aided by the Caisse des monuments historique et des sites (currently the Centre des monuments nationaux). In 1973, they gave the abbey, together with an important collection of modern art, to the French state. The abbey was then transformed into a centre for contemporary art, and today is a museum of contemporary art in the Midi-Pyrénées area, with minor works by artists including Henri Michaux, Jean Dubuffet, and Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, as well as regional artists.
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  • The choice was made to make a showcase for contemporary art at the expense of the historical side of this Abbey, we find cela damage. We did not like exposure that disfigures the beautiful church. Visit documents and panels provide some elements of history but it is not enough, there is a guided tour that would be much more interesting. Because buildings have been very well restored and the place is full of charm.
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  • Apart from a few walls there are little things. If you read history you see that she suffered. . Those who restoring it we do good work, but it lacks a bit of interest.
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  • Magnificent Cistercian former Abbaye off the beaten path. Home to a fine contemporary art gallery. Modest but lovely grounds, including a river-pond.  more »
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  • Lovely peaceful abbey, well worth a visit
  • The site is notable unfortunately not necessarily highlighted in his first role since it is above all to present works of art. The price unfortunately not being at the discretion of the assessment you have exhibitions. However worth the detour and a little more than 5 euros to see the beautiful Abbey.
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  • A beautiful place. Recommend
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