Abbaye de Valsaintes, Simiane-la-Rotonde

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#6 of 9 in Historic Sites in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Garden Church
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. Before you head to Simiane-la-Rotonde, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Simiane-la-Rotonde vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Simiane-la-Rotonde has to offer, including Abbaye de Valsaintes.
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  • And there purchased roses grow always a nice experience at our fine we were lucky to see the Gregorian singers in the chapel today
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  • It is not far from Simiane, but the Km are not good and that you are not worth much
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  • Detour on we do not regret. Friendly staff and initiative to encourage (organic treatment, volunteering, harmony nature and culture). Friendly shop on the way out. Nevertheless here because of the time of many plants burned. Overall 7 euros is a bit much, but it's good for a great cause.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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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  • A unique and lovely space.
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  • A place of historical, cultural and botanical animated by a team committed, not to be missed!
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