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

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Church
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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Reviews
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  • This Abbey, located at the foot of the mountains, in a splendid site, is found, rightly, on many of the CyberMall of Languedoc. The village unfortunately suffers from its reputation and is invaded by tourists
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  • The site is gorgeous, ideal to make a small hike or just have a drink in the shade of the huge plane tree next to the Abbey. The cloister allows you to escape from the crowds of tourists who invaded this beautiful village and brings serenity. The only downside is the price of the exorbitant parking especially if you decide to stay there an hour or 2! The minimum being 4 h € 5.5, no middleman.
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  • Don't miss really very pretty and more all a story around this Abbey a true moment of happiness in this beautiful site.
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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
  • Beautiful