Abbaye de Valsaintes, Simiane-la-Rotonde

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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  • The monks knew find remote with a source and a quiet prayer. We have resources...
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  • A beautiful garden to visit but not Abbey itself! A chapel at the most! Interesting shop with good products!
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  • A magical place, a small Abbey Cisterienne, well renovated, surrounded by a magnificent rose garden, a garden and a vegetable garden 100% natural, an amazing solar calendar. The architect of this place, Jean Yves Meignen is also a columnist known for his excellent advice and the simplicity of his explanations. (See blue Vaucluse france and France Drôme-Arceche blue). Focus on a visit around the month of may make a stop at the restaurant "Red Hat" and end with the visit of the Medieval Castle and the village of Simiane, its narrow streets and the magnificent views over the Valley. If you don't have a great day, so I enter the 'orders'.
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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.
  • Nice site at visiter.magnifique jardin.tres good restaure.a see
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  • 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.
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  • A magical rejuvenating Mecca sacred Cosmo-telluric extraordinary! To see and hear to recharge in positive peace in energy.
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  • 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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