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Abbaye de Soreze

Rue Saint-Martin, 81540 Soreze, France
+33 5 63 50 86 38
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Fascinating and very well presented museums

The abbaye effectively contains two museums in one. Firstly the royal school covering centuries of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
merwal64
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Pau, France
Very interesting

I thoroughly recommend that you visit here whilst walking the streets of this beautiful village... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
mabel98
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Malvern, United Kingdom
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The Benedictine Abbey was founded in 754 at the foot of the Black Mountain. Throughout its history, the Abbey has undergone numerous changes : a seminary, a Royal Military School under the reign of Louis XVI, and then , under the director ship of Father Lacordaire, a famous and internationally well known school. Military, writers, philosophers and politicians were trained there, until its closure in 1991. Since 1993, the joint trade union has renovated this classified historic building and has been the subject of an ambitious project for the development of tourism and culture.The Sorèze Abbey-School is recognized as a pole of excellence and listed among the major attractions in Midi-Pyrénées.
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Rue Saint-Martin, 81540 Soreze, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The abbaye effectively contains two museums in one. Firstly the royal school covering centuries of education, gives a very good insight into the life of students yesteryear, but even better is the museum dedicated to the work of Frère Robert who brought a new sense...More

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LE COZ M, Responsable relations clients at Abbaye de Soreze, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your amazing view !

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I thoroughly recommend that you visit here whilst walking the streets of this beautiful village. Easy to imagine firstly monks then boys strolling and parading in the enormous central courtyard. Inside you can see how austere it was for the boys at the school. No...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This beautiful ensemble of buildings, originally the Royal Military SChool, has been through a variety of different uses and is full of historical interest. It also contians the Dom Robert Tapestry Museum, which is a million times more interesting than it sounds - astonishing and...More

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Abbaye-Ecole81, Responsable réception at Abbaye de Soreze, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Tank you very much for this comment full of interest . Kind regards

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Visit of the Royal School-Abbay of Sorèze You will wonder at the prestigious past of the “Abbaye-école”. On the way of St James of Compostela (Path of Arles), this former Abbey became a Royal Military School by the King of France Louis XVI and welcomed...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is one of the best locations, the views, winding streets lading to the Abbey truly magnificent. Any season, the majesty of these ancient stones remains true to its original grand conception. Winter is stunning, summer, hot dry and dusty. There is much to see...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2015

Great relaxing and characterful place to stay. Lots of history. Great places to see if you drive. The nearby lake is beautiful. Great places to eat nearby. Revel is close by too

Thank Gordon M
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Abbaye-Ecole81, Responsable réception at Abbaye de Soreze, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2015

Thank you for the interest you have shown to our etablishment. We hope you will have the opportunity to come back . Best Regards

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

it was closed and not open til 2pm. Village was like the living dead! Nothing open. No people aroundMore

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Abbaye-Ecole81, Responsable réception at Abbaye de Soreze, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2013

i am so sorry for you - but it"s right that the day after "all soul's day" a lot of shops are closed and generally all famillies took the opportunity to get together. And you're still right the museum - from october till the end...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Lovely old military school which gives a true taste of how hard a French boarding school was. Small, sparse rooms for the boys to sleep in. The little town of Soreze is a medieval gem, streets lined with 2 and 3 storey houses dating back...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2013

It was interesting. You can imagine a little bit, how is was, to live there. But it must be very afraid for the children of six years old. Very small rooms. Check ahead of schedule. The Village was very nice and cosy, but the little...More

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Abbaye-Ecole81, Responsable accueil at Abbaye de Soreze, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2013

The Abbey and School shall to thank you for your interest to the visit- We hope you could come back some other time to appreciate the museum and the exhibitions.

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Reviewed 30 August 2012

This is not easy to find without a map or sat-nav' but its worth the effort fascinating, tranquil and historical. with wonderful exhibition of the work of Dom Robert, a famous artist /monk. This is not to be missed if you are in the least...More

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