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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  • Worth calling in if you are in town. It isn't the most attractive abbey in the world and it is very dirty with lots of pigeon poo behind the alter area..rather surprising as the abbey is home to a num...  more »
  • We stopped here on the way to The Gard Department. If you are in this region and have time, visit this abbey full of history and very calming.  more »
  • We loved this place. The Abby and its surroundings are being restored and despite that it is worth the visit. Go inside the church and notice how many monks there must have been. The grave of Pope Cle...  more »
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  • Imposing and majestic, this Abbey worth visit. A real delight.
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