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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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Abbaye Saint Guilhem Le Desert Reviews
dominique rAugust 16, 2017
Rien à dire sinon que ce site est superbe. Ne pas hésiter à faire quelques kms pour visiter ce lieu magnifique. more »Nothing to say except that this site is superb. Don't hesitate to make a few miles to visit this beautiful place.
Patrick PAugust 15, 2017
Lors de la découverte et la visite de ce très beau village nous sommes entrés avec mon jeune ado et ma fille de six ans dans l'abbaye pour ensuite pénétrer dans un magnifique cloître puis retourner da... more »During the discovery and tour of this beautiful village we walked with my teenager and my six year old daughter in the Abbey for then enter a magnificent cloister then return in the walls of the Abbey where enthroned beautiful relics. Access to discover a small crypt under the altar. Beautiful Abbey both inside out while visiting the village by small streets
ETREBIENCHEZSOIAugust 14, 2017
Je suis très déçue par ce village, non par son attrait mais par la très mauvaise gestion de l.affluence. Est ce par vice que les touristes doivent tenter leur chance dans les différents parkings minus... more »I am very disappointed by this village, not by its appeal but by the mismanagement of l.affluence. Is it by vice that tourists should try their luck in the village's tiny different parks? Chance reduced to zero because the number of parking spaces is clearly insufficient. 200 places for all tourists. No display showing the number of available places... traffic jams, pollution. Unnecessary forth. Inadequate signage. Save signage created frustration and anger. When you have a nice site, it n is not obliged to make "fun" of the world as well. I went with a mixed feeling on this village heritage of Unesco. Too bad. Signs indicating the number of places and d would emphasize the need to park at the Devil's bridge and take the free shuttle running every 15 minutes. Upgrade you please!
Hannu RajainmakiAugust 22, 2017
Nice and cool place in the heat of day.
Siân NgJanuary 24, 2016
A charming medieval abbey. Part of it is now in the Cloisters Museum in New York.
Daniel RouquetteJanuary 12, 2016
Beautiful abbey in a typical village. The hike around the village is a must!
Kevin Derrick PhotographyFebruary 6, 2017
Lovely Abby and village
Ronny NowlandSeptember 2, 2014
The most beautiful village and Church I have ever been to!
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