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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  • the abbatial Saint Robert, founded in 1043 is impressive by its vastness in such a small village, I was surprised by the painting of the dance of death
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  • After the Cathedral of CLERMONT-FERRAND, it is the most important Gothic building of AUVERGNE. THE TRIPLE NAVE: counting striking, huge ship of stone, austere and naked, no transept or marquee, only the purity of the crossroads of warheads, impressive show. THE choir of MONKS: this is the part the more interesting of the Abbey because of the tomb of CLEMENT VI, his real name PIERRE ROGER DE BEAUFORT, in black marble. THE FRESCOES of the dance MACABRE: unfinished, colourful, made of lime, remains a mystery... Realized in the XV century by an unknown monk, 3 panels painted 26 meters long. There are 23 characters giving the hand for a medieval dance, superb fresco. TAPESTRIES: made in FLANDERS in the 16th century, of inestimable value, are unfortunately absent because restaurant until 2018.Une superb Abbey to visit. Visit the 19/09/2016
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  • Essential: site, Abbey, macabre dance. Music Festival in August. Craft, region of magnificent forests.
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