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Nice complex, including mysterious sarcophagus

You enter from the tourism office directly in the nice flowered cloister, from which you can enter... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
aa27
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Wonderful architecture

Radio France holds regular concerts here with excellent musicians and the concert hall is a... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
RichardP171
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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31 Jul 2018
“Disappointing ”
9 Oct 2016
“Beautiful abbey with an interesting history”
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Most of the building is closed off to visitors, and at 4 euro each to enter into the cloister and the church seemed a bit much. We have entered many other churches across France that were much more spectacular for free. I can see the...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

The abbey is quite lovely and well worth a visit. It has an interesting history in that outside is a sarcophogus from which flows fresh water - the origin of which has a number of explanations. The abbey has a beautiful cloister while inside the...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

You enter from the tourism office directly in the nice flowered cloister, from which you can enter in the abbey, with its painted counter-absyde and baroque altars. Outside, a mysterious Visigoth sarcophagus, protected by a gate, isolated from the wall and the floor, from which...More

Thank aa27
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Radio France holds regular concerts here with excellent musicians and the concert hall is a wonderful stone arched hall with an interesting acoustic, although somewhat uncomfortable chairs and the temperature can be quite warm in summer. There is usually a small buffet of local fruit...More

Thank RichardP171
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Amazing abbey that is well worth the visit. Incredible altars, beautiful cloister and some old frescoes. This abbey has an interesting history, "miraculous water", and is very well maintained. It is worth the small entrance fee although surprising to find an entrance fee for a...More

Thank ktlbt
Reviewed 24 August 2014

If you're passing and driving pop in. If not, and you are planning to make a trip by public transport and go out of your way, it's not really worth it. There's nothing spectacular in either the architecture or the decoration. The town itself is...More

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