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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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  • Small typical village, based off - season. The main square with its centuries-old tree is sublime. The entrance of the Abbey. Off to put his cloister, nothing exceptional...
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  • Very pretty Abbey with its gardens, it is the central point of a very pretty village, do not hesitate to take some height via the hiking path and have a panoramic view.
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  • Odd to be reviewing a church but here goes. Slightly restored but a church in keeping with the atmosphere of St Guilhem-le Desert with services at regular hours. Be aware that this year this church ha...  more »
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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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