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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. See Abbaye Saint Guilhem Le Desert and all Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert has to offer by arranging your trip with our Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert trip itinerary planner.
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  • A visit to this area really is an essential if you are in Montpellier. The scenery on the journey is rather averge and does not prepare you for the traet on your arrival at the entrance to the gorge o...  more »
  • Very nice building with a cloister and adjoining square Museum is splendid. I recommend a guide to understand the extended history of this place
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  • What a great discovery back country Herault. Essential monument to visit. Attention remember to park at the entrance of the village.
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  • A charming medieval abbey. Part of it is now in the Cloisters Museum in New York.
  • Lovely Abby and village
  • Beautiful abbey in a typical village. The hike around the village is a must!
  • The most beautiful village and Church I have ever been to!
  • Beautiful village

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