Abbaye de Valsaintes, Simiane-la-Rotonde

Categories: Gardens, Churches, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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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  • Ride in June for the soltice. At the end of day, the grounds were beautiful, very well maintained. In the Abbey Tibetans and meditations bowls allow the rest of the spirit. Magical place.
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  • Welcomed by passionate staff, we got a tour included (at 4 pm) performed by a passionate and exciting guide. Time passes quickly between history and botany, and during that time our girls were supported for other activities... A flawless!
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  • A place quiet and beautiful, with an exceptional host, a rich Chapel of ease, and a botanical garden marked by the uniqueness of a natural place where the life energy takes over for millennia.
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