Abbaye de Valsaintes, Simiane-la-Rotonde
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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. 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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  • It's a must-see, it's this one. The Abbey is by itself a high place of very great strength. Must he go and feel. I like particularly go and go back.
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  • The Abbey is a high place of the production of roses. As such, there are two spaces. On the one hand a series of greenhouses where you can find roses at different stages of evolution that can be purchased. There is also and especially the garden where plant species are exposed. On the other hand, admission is charged, and as long as you are not in it, not sure if they are in bloom. To tell you! Inside, the décor can be beautiful or pretty empty. It's embarrassing.
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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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