Abbaye de Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

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Abbaye de Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, a Benedictine Abbey founded in 804 CE, is an official historical monument with notable architecture. The porch of the church dates from the 12th century, and the bell tower was constructed in the 15th. The nave is taller than the average church nave, with four bays, double arches, and supporting pilasters. The nave and two aisles feature a semicircular, barrel vaulted design. Admire the relieving arches on the side walls. The well-preserved, ornate Altar Guilhem is in its original condition, with white marble and black limestone inlaid with multicolored glass paste. The lapidary features decorative columns and statues, as well as the marble tomb of the founder of the abbey and other sarcophagi. Add Abbaye de Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert and other attractions to your Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert trip itinerary using our Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert online holiday planner.
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  • Abbaye de Gallone is a monastery located in Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, a tiny and small town in the South of France. In fact, the town exists thanks to the monastery and it is located in the center of.....  more
    Abbaye de Gallone is a monastery located in Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, a tiny and small town in the South of France. In fact, the town exists thanks to the monastery and it is located in the center of.....  more »
  • Amazing. So peaceful and beautiful. It has an outside courtyard. You feel transported back in time... But wearing a mask of course 🎭😉 
    Amazing. So peaceful and beautiful. It has an outside courtyard. You feel transported back in time... But wearing a mask of course 🎭😉  more »
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  • Nice small town. Unfortunately, parking is quite expensive and we haven’t found free alternatives. The pizza restaurant is very tasty, especially their goat cheese pizza. I can recommend going to the town to see some beautiful medieval architecture.
  • Amazing historical setting. In May it is possible to attend to concerts of medieval music.

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