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Eglise Abbatiale, Lavaudieu

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
The abbey church, Eglise Abbatiale, is a large granite building that is 75 m (246 ft) long, 24 m (78 ft) wide, and 18 m (59 ft) high. The Romanesque cloister is one of the jewels of Auvergne religious heritage, making this an essential visit. Clement VI himself oversaw the operation of the site and provided the finances to build the church in 1344. The abbey façade has huge towers placed on prominent buttresses firmly fixed into the ground thus accentuating the vertical lines. The architecture is known as "Gothic Languedocienne" from the Languedoc region of south-central France. Fifteenth century statues representing the Virgin Mary and Saint John the Apostle accompany a crucifix dating back to 1603. Eglise Abbatiale is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Lavaudieu Edition.
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  • Ranked among the most beautiful villages of FRANCE, built around a Romanesque Abbey. The ride in the streets early in the morning or late at night is a delightful discovery. Superbly illuminated village at night, to see from the bridge on the SEMOUISE. Abbey of SAINT-ANDRÉ: the oldest parts date back to the XI and XII centuries, the Bell Tower outside was beheaded the revolution then covered and overcome, not a rooster, but of a Phrygian cap. In the center of the nave a beautiful CHRIST in Majesty. Superb murals of Italian school (XIV century) THE CLOISTER: I did not visit it, because tour only, and there is more to my arrival. A beautiful village, very nice and a very beautiful church to do. Visit the 21/09/2016
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  • The village seen from the Ford is very nice. The alleys that wind along beautiful stone houses make you discover the nooks and crannies all very pleasant to look at. Too bad the cloister was not open. Lovely relaxing and quiet place.
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  • Lavaudieu is a charming medieval village. Only local residents are permitted to drive in the village but there is a car park on its edge. It is beautiful and a photographer's paradise! The guided comb...  read more »
  • Absolutely superb. A sumptuous, imposing, massive and unforgettable Abbey.
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  • Magnificent Abbey where a festival takes place every year
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  • beautiful Abbey and cloister well restored place has precision meditation: tapestry restoration currently therefore are not visible
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  • A fascinating visit must-see
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