Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

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Also known as Vézelay Abbey, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine is a Benedictine and Cluniac monastery. The largest Gothic religious building in Provence, this is considered a masterpiece of Burgundian-Romanesque art and architecture. Study the complex imagery in the sculpted capitals and portals, as well as many relics of Mary Magdalene. (If you have traveled across Europe, you may notice that the tympanum of the central portal is different from its counterparts across Europe.) The church and hill at Vézelay are a UNESCO World Heritage site. With our international travel planner, Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume attractions like Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • must-see in Central District with the visit of the cloister. This Basilica that was never finished is very beautiful on the inside
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  • The title is a little come-hither he agrees. Nonetheless. It is largely here that Judaeo civilization, that has shaped the since for France more than a Millennium is born. In this land of Provence who saw if company in testimony of a glorious and fasteux past this technology of buildings including the huge current Basilica remains today unfinished and which houses the remains of the founders of Christianity in France. High place of our cultural and historical heritage.
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  • A place that is well worth the 30 minutes to climb to get there, beautiful and very relaxing. However the indications are very bad, little panels to find the Basilica and absolutely none for the caves and nearby trails.
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  • A magnificient gothic basilica
  • Breath taking sights.
  • The Basilica of ste Marie Madeleine St Maximin Holy balm was completed in 1532. It is the most important religious building in the Gothic style of Provence. It houses the relics of Marie Madeleine, making it the 3rd tomb of Christendom. Its construction began in 1295 by order of Charles II King of France and on the plans of the architect Pierre the French. In 1592 the work are discontinued permanently. The portal and the door of the Basilica will never be built.
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  • Yes she is beautiful but good. Residents in the commune we are surprised of the number of tourists to st max. What does he see? Do? Incomprehensible...
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  • Terrible counting of this building which was to be one of the richest in France before the "revolutionaries" appropriating his property. Only left in place the magnificent organ and we like to imagine masses at the time in this immense nave.
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