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

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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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  • But in its own way as visitors plenty of Christian pilgrimage town and poor access to many people seems to come by bus or car. Summertime-straight from the streets of Montpellier (Mosson) Saturday and Sunday of September and bus, is a little like couldn't be easier. I'm from Central Montpellier tram 1 during the week of September (the closest tram 3) in waiting for 30 minutes now that Mosson end go, then change to bus No. 303 30 minutes went to the town of Gignac, 308 bus coming to ride this, it took about 10 minutes, Pont du Diable (Devil Bridge: is derived from "a deal with the devil in order to complete the bridge across the first one to sacrifice. Cat is crossed by the way first to safely cross,...) Until arrived in the district this beautifully located secluded monastery, visited the bridge and go after walking 40 minutes while watching a beautiful flow of the Yellow River. (On weekdays if you pass the devil bridge in the middle and can reach this convent more easily. Or summer-Saturday and Sunday of September in Navette: shuttle bus is being operated. ) I think that bus was rocked on weekday afternoons in the solo help to France, while also including this monastery is the city's best said what was left behind, standing quietly and quietly beautiful city, I think, so just walk, get this inconvenience is now the best. That was, and we could admire the region's natural feelings of pilgrims also tasted like. Besides pilgrims who drinking water park and throughout the city, there always are a shell of the thirsty water is gushing out well. Also, narrow streets that run throughout the city there you can explore freely, understated beauty. I think keeping the quality tourist souvenir shops. Also drifts were relieved to quiet around this city's bustling liberte square and other city quite different. I was impressed most of views include mountains over the building from the courtyard of the monastery, it is really beautiful and perfecting my mind what it was. From across the small verdy River in this small town and the appearance of this monastery looks beautiful! Full feeling in the bus of tourists not fully speak better English was pretty steeped in anxiety while small was good to go. However, the bus is extremely small (September-of transfer from Montpellier during the week 1 day 1 flights is available), so please note earnestly.
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  • The visit of the cloister and the municipal museum is absolutely to do when you are crossing to St Guilhem. A summary of the history of the site's film. Lasting about 15 minutes, he takes up the essential to know before visiting the Abbey and the rest of the village.
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  • Spent the day at St Ghuilhem. Pretty little village with a beautiful Abbey. We were there for the heritage day and had right to religious songs and some animations. See also the Devil's bridge
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  • A charming medieval abbey. Part of it is now in the Cloisters Museum in New York.
  • 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!
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  • Beautiful village
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