Abbaye de la Chaise-Dieu, La Chaise-Dieu

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The Roman Catholic abbey, Abbaye de la Chaise-Dieu, built from 1043 to 1400, has become famous for its Gothic Romanesque architecture. It is well known for its fragment of the Danse Macabre fresco from the mid 15th century and for the Tomb of Pope Clement VI. The abbey promotes casadéen heritage and encourages educational, scientific, and artistic cooperation that contributes to cultural and tourist development. Use our La Chaise-Dieu road trip planning tool to visit Abbaye de la Chaise-Dieu on your trip to La Chaise-Dieu, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Interesting tour, the building is wider than high, which is a real architectural feat in view of the time! Many illustrations (paintings, engravings, etc) to be discovered. Good visit!
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  • Nice, must continue the renovation and develop activities around the Abbey. effort to continue
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  • Worth a visit if your road takes you up to the Chair God... The organ is majestic, er the tomb the same stalls... The dance of death is not to be missed...
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  • Incredible place !
  • This Abbey is magnificent with great acoustics and magnificent organ, restored as they had been vandalized qq years ago. The outside is also superb, very imposing and lording it over the city when you arrive by Clermont. She is still undergoing restoration and the cloister is not yet available, but the place is superb and voluntarily quite austere. The echo is very interesting and nice for children. Nearby the plan of water and cool rides, Pedalos, bathing also in good weather!
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  • Visit architectural features with its magnificent Jube and organ composed of 3000 you're still functioning also guides at your disposal
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  • Come August everything was in restoration or closed for the festival what a pity
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  • Monument at the time very interesting to visit and beautiful, the room of the echo is to test absolutely.
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