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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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  • great places listed that we could visit without problem given the season month of February l, architecture is a superb monument in its juice to do once with a wonderful village
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  • After having wandered in the village, we arrived in this Abbey. Calm, spirituality are waiting. The cloister is simply beautiful and interesting adjoining expo. A visit to the store will complete this course by books found in these places and that feed the reader. Extra: this is a stop on the way to St Jacques de Compostelle...
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  • If you make a stop at saint guilhem take the time to visit the Abbey very nice building. If you also have the possibility to visit the cloister. Make the very soothing place
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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!
  • Beautiful village
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