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Abbaye de Flaran, Valence-sur-Baise

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#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Gers
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Explore several artistic movements at Abbaye de Flaran. The abbey was founded in 1151 and features an impressive collection of work by masters from the 16th to the 20th centuries, including Cézanne, Matisse, Renoir, Monet, Picasso, Tiepolo, Braque, Courbet, Rubens, and Rodin. Considered one of the best-preserved religious sites in Southwest France, this abbey is a jewel of Cistercian architecture. Numerous cultural events are held here, such as concerts, exhibits, and symposiums. Abbaye de Flaran is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Valence-sur-Baise Edition.
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  • Beautiful Abbey, which is the setting for several expos of the County Council. Historic sites a pretty cloister and Romanesque church. Beautiful paintings and sculptures of the Fund simonow expo. Exhibitions of Persian rugs reserved for insiders.
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  • Beautiful architecture and excellent Art exhibition including Ken Payne pictures. It is an artist's paradise. Music group added to the enjoyment  more »
  • This Cistercian abbey, in Valence-sur-Baïse, was founded in 1151 and has been nicely restored. The buildings are surrounded by a park and there is a charming medicinal herb garden in the back. A very ...  more »
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  • Beautiful setting and multiple, permanent as temporary exhibitions. We regret the lack of explanations on some works, like the strange choice of their installation.
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  • It is a Cistercian Abbey from the 12th century in the Romanesque style still evident although it was posting interventions later. He is currently converted into museum which help to imagine the way of life of the monks of that time.
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  • Very pretty view of the outside, but I could not visit.
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  • Beautiful Cistercian Abbey to visit if you are passing in the Gers
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  • Superb Abbey
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