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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  • This blonde stone building dates from the second century - its architecture is very beautiful in its simplicity...
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  • do not miss the village is absolutely beautiful you have to spend a long time and admire this step from the road to Compostela only point black the price of parking at 5 euros 50 even for an hour
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  • Abbey very beautiful and must see. Free and open whenever there are no missa. It is located in the main square and has a spectacular cloister
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful abbey in a typical village. The hike around the village is a must!
  • Lovely Abby and village
  • The most beautiful village and Church I have ever been to!

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