L'Abbaye de La Chaise Dieu, La Chaise-Dieu
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The Roman Catholic abbey, L'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. Before you head to La Chaise-Dieu, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly La Chaise-Dieu tour planner, to make sure you see all that La Chaise-Dieu has to offer, including L'Abbaye de La Chaise Dieu.
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  • Essential: site, Abbey, macabre dance. Music Festival in August. Craft, region of magnificent forests.
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  • Founded in the 11th century by Robert de Turlande is a fine example of Romanesque-Gothic style. Enhanced and embellished by Pope Clement VI (who is buried) hosted numerous characters ilustri, including the Cardinal de Rohan (involved in the affair of the necklace of Marie Antoinette recalled in three moscetttieri)
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  • Passing through the Chair God, the visit of the Abbey is mandatory. Among several popes, it is especially Clement VI that has marked this place in financing and in being buried there. Do not miss his tomb, stalls, and the fresco of the Macabre dance with its description. Cloister in work. The village is a little dead in may under a cold wind on the porch.
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