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Located in the district of Gruyére, Canton of Fribourg, and is known to be the only remaining Carthusian monastery on Swiss soil. Built in 1295 by the Lord of Corbiéres - Girard I, the building was once destroyed by fire in 1381. The restoration of Abbaye de Valsaintes saw all of the 19th century interior work, including the floors, removed, with the oldest surviving part of the monastery being the two bays of 14th century vaulting set in Tuffiérre stone. Now widely known for its garden, Abbaye de Valsaintes is said to house more than 300 species and varieties of plants whose beauty is sure to astound you. Add Abbaye de Valsaintes and other attractions to your Simiane-la-Rotonde trip itinerary using our Simiane-la-Rotonde day trip planning site .
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Abbaye de Valsaintes Reviews
Nous avons profité des journées du patrimoine pour faire une visite guidée de ce lieu isolé. Le jardinier a rendu cette visite passionnante. Nous étions intéressés par le jardin sec et nous retournero... more »We took advantage of the heritage days to do a guided tour of this isolated spot. The gardener made this exciting visit. We were interested in the garden dry and we will return to the course on this subject. Visit this garden in spring if you are fans of colorful flowers and roses.
sans avoir réfléchis à la période que nous étions et surtout à la météo qu il fait dans cette région depuis un certain temps , nous nous sommes rendus dans ce jardin en pensant y voir de belles couleu... more »without have think about the period that we are and especially the weather as it is in this area for some time, we went in this garden in mind see beautiful colors as on the flyer what a disappointment! everything is fried, this is that Hay this n is not the fault of the gardener if there is this weather, but pay to see that, this n is not normal, we paid the same price to go see the garden of Monaco , which is beautiful the site should be closed in this period of drought or free, although, again, no one is responsible for this lack of water this site is certainly beautiful to visit in spring
Un joli coin, un jardin à découvrir en compagnie des enfants (en s'accompagnant du jeu proposé à l'entrée). Attention à y aller à des heures matinales ou en soirée en été, la chaleur peut être diffici... more »A nice area, a garden to discover in the company of children (accompaniment of the game offered at the entrance). Attention to go to the early morning hours or in the evening in the summer, the heat can be hard to bear. We have made several visits. The place and the association who cares wants to develop modes of agriculture soft and natural, the experience is sometimes interesting for the amateur gardener who will find sources of inspirations. I'm just a bit allergic to the rest of the discourse that is but a bit of esotericism, mysticism and cultivates the symbolism and quick shortcuts. Nevertheless people are very welcoming, smiling, passionate, and sincere in their efforts, without proselytizing. If we decide not to see one of the multiple attempts a little naïve to fill our aspirations to a softer and more natural life, the ride is pleasant. The building of the Abbey does not have much interest, apart from the Church, haven of freshness that is beautifully proportioned. I stayed a little more circumspect about the symbolism of the stained glass Dove / Phoenix? Visit a priori to the solstice for a beautiful architectural conjunction. The driveway on the history of the rose is captivating, to visit in May. I advise output rose, and organic vegetables, truly tasty sweets.
What a find and what an unexpected pleasure! Visited 2 June 2016 and the gardens were in full bloom. The restoration of the buildings was also tremendous credit to the caregivers.
Also very disappointed. Of course, the advanced season explains the lack of flowers which was expected. The gardener can certainly nothing against drought, but the impression of lack of maintenance and abandonment is real. We are perhaps not enough savvy to put into perspective. Certainly trade with him so that he explains the why of it, especially knowing that he is a passionate we hear regularly on the airwaves.
Very very disappointed because we were 5 years ago venus and the garden was beautiful full of beautiful roses with different varieties while there much less roses and for the most part small. A lot of weeds. Garden a little abandoned. We would stay there again and will not be in the pub. Too bad. The 1st time we had bought roses not this time.
visiting family at the end of the world: to the of the of the road, there is nothing but flowers and lovers (his) Botany, good advice and a few purchases rose exit are required: see urgently, anyway check the season to enjoy p notebooks of nature
In this wonderful place you will find spaces to rest, breathe, relax, walk, meditate, contemplate, learn... and you will be welcomed by a warm and very competent team. Thank you all.
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