L'Abbaye de La Chaise Dieu, La Chaise-Dieu

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#6 of 18 in Historic Sites in Haute-Loire
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. Use our La Chaise-Dieu road trip planning tool to visit L'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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  • Beautiful place very impressive share its size and its conservation. It is a place for people loving religious sites.
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  • We could enter this place twice for concerts. The sound is admirable and the Abbey also! Gothic Abbey Church in the fourteenth century imposing and massive appearance, it shelters the tomb of Pope Clement VI, surrounded by carved oak stalls. She is one of the remnants of the old benedictine Abbey founded in the eleventh century by Robert de Turlande. Throughout the concert, sitting in the choir of monks, we could contemplate at leisure the stalls, the Tomb, the flamboyant Gothic jube... but much less the reste(comme la fresque "La danse macabre"...) of this superb set, especially There is work. These last 10 years and should be soon ended. So we will wait a bit before coming back, but we'll be back.!
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  • Magnificent set under renovation and who deserves his visit, especially if you can do it at nightfall for indoors. A strong feeling of mystery and serenity emanates from the set which takes look great for a few years. The festival is of excellent quality and we like to enjoy mushrooms, lentils... and various cold cuts proposed.
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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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