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Abbaye de Valmagne, Villeveyrac

(3.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Constructed on the site of a smaller Romanesque chapel, Abbaye de Valmagne represents a former monastery built in the 13th century. The Gothic abbey church, a designated historical monument, features a nave, transept, and nine chapels radiating from the semi-circular ambulatory. Enter the cloister of the abbey, where you can walk through a garden courtyard with large stone arches and see the octagonal structure containing a spring-fed lavabo that the monks used to wash their hands before meals. An on-site vineyard was originally created by 12th-century Cistercian monks that produced primarily white wines.  See Abbaye de Valmagne and all Villeveyrac has to offer by arranging your trip with our Villeveyrac itinerary builder.
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  • Admission is paid (€8) and the tour is quickly made, but friendly, the guide distributed at the entrance if you do not wish the audio-guide is very comprehensive. The Abbey was nationalized during the revolution and transformed into wine cellar. Big barrels along the Church and out, you can taste the wine which is still produced on the spot. The cloister is magic, and was built to magnify the effects of the Sun... a moment of pure happiness. At the entrance to the Abbey, there is a medieval garden supposed to contain the herbs and spices, but it is in a sad state and very badly maintained.
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  • Very nice discovery. The Abbey is grandiose and impressive, the cloister is splendid, is a haven of peace, and gardens and courtyard are all lovely. The price of entry is correct, the area is very well maintained and the staff is welcoming and friendly.
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  • Tour very educational but especially little book distributed to solo visits is really well done. The Church with its casks of wine is a gem of originality and the cloister is simply magical and bathes in the Sun. The wines are very good. Follower of the abbeys, this one is by far my favorite.
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  • Delicious moments, in the full sense of the word: after the austere nobility of the Cistercian Abbey, we enjoyed the simple, natural and married flavors with refinement of all dishes served in his farm. Very attractive wines. Home elegant, unusual and humorous, that will appreciate people who like to discard, for an evening out of time, of their reflexes of formatted tourists.
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  • Dismal home of the boss who disparages her husband in front of clients without embarrassment, haughty, rude, to decide whether the boss Queen and not King customers! Very average food for the price, (better at home) no sauces no effort to present, we eat and we're more welcome in a trucker!
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  • Beautiful: sober and calm. It is quite significant that a benedictine Abbey of such importance is today a vineyard and restaurant! Who is behind all this? I have my idea :) Visit it and you will participate in its conservation... then, go!
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  • Beautiful place. splendid church. little next door "bio" restaurant or even on the outdoor terrace you forbidden smoking... don't serve wine by the glass, because according to the waitress, "they have not time" and instead propose an infusion of mixture of plants whose development must be longer that pour a glass of wine. look for the error. However the coefficient of sales on scented hot water must be more consistent for the Fund. In short the Abbey 💯 /💯 Yes, for lunch I'll be less generous in Star... for the kitchen again very good table. Laughing out loud. my visit date of 2014.peut be changes took place...
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  • The place is indeed beautiful... but as mentioned below in the notice, the home that we has been reserved on the terrace by the owner was more than regrettable; verbally unpleasant, haughty. Fortunately the young waitresses were heightened. Meal poor + home cold of the Patron Saint we disheartening to come back. We were still a group of 30... & do not forget that customers are the engine of your 'trade'.
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