Trip Planner: Europe / France / Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes / Haute-Loire / Lavaudieu / Historic Sites / Eglise Abbatiale
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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Rien que pour ses fresques cette abbatiale vaut le détour: Il faut prendre son temps pour apprécier cette merveille... more »Nothing for its frescoes this Abbey worth the visit: take the time to enjoy this wonder...View original
A faire absolument si vous passez par là! le village est magnifique ! Il n'usurpe pas son label de "Plus beaux villages de France" ! Les bâtiments sont superbes, les petites rues appellent à la flâner... more »A must if you go there! the village is beautiful! It usurps not his label of "most beautiful villages of France". Buildings are superb, the small streets call to linger, and the surroundings are really beautiful. Parking at the entrance of the village is that there are very few cars floating around, which is nice. A picnic at the entrance area to take a nice break with view on the village.View original
Classée parmi les plus beaux villages de FRANCE,construit autour d'une abbaye romane.La balade dans les ruelles tôt le matin ou tard le soir est une découverte délicieuse.Village superbement illuminée... more »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 21/09/2016View original
Bertrand de LACLOSVery beautiful light in this Abbey. Do not miss the cloister and the amazing echo room.View original
Olivier RaouxSuperb monument. A must see.View original
David Mk3A place full of charm, beautiful!View original
Olivier BarretMagnificent Abbey where a festival takes place every yearView original
Stéphane RogerAbsolutely superb. A sumptuous, imposing, massive and unforgettable Abbey.View original
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