Abbaye Saint Guilhem Le Desert, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

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Abbaye Saint Guilhem Le Desert, a Benedictine Abbey founded in 804 CE, is an official historical monument with notable architecture. The porch of the church dates from the 12th century, and the bell tower was constructed in the 15th. The nave is taller than the average church nave, with four bays, double arches, and supporting pilasters. The nave and two aisles feature a semicircular, barrel vaulted design. Admire the relieving arches on the side walls. The well-preserved, ornate Altar Guilhem is in its original condition, with white marble and black limestone inlaid with multicolored glass paste. The lapidary features decorative columns and statues, as well as the marble tomb of the founder of the abbey and other sarcophagi. Add Abbaye Saint Guilhem Le Desert and other attractions to your Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert trip itinerary using our Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert online holiday planner .
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  • Great to see sober and imposing. A beautiful hidden Abbey in the village. Very nice surprise to find it back while walking in the alleys of the village not to Miss also the cloister and the crypt
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  • Very beautiful Romanesque church. The sobriety of the stone. Look up at the full color in the cloister there is worth a visit. Take the time to go into details.
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  • Visit and walk very nice possibilities to walk and walk to will beautiful vegetation
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  • Beautiful old Roman city built on a cliff. Museums closed since we were visiting off-season.
  • This small picturesque village is an extremely important point of the Camino. The narrow streets, the falls, the great restaurants anthe uphill wineyard will pay off for any drive or walk it may take. Spend some time on the main square. Buy goat cheese. Walk. Breath. The atmosphere here is so calming, so relaxing. i will return one day while I will do the Camino...
  • Fantastic view, charming experience
  • Nice and cool place in the heat of day.
  • A charming medieval abbey. Part of it is now in the Cloisters Museum in New York.
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