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Worth the time to see.

We had a break from our French class so the administrator took us to see the Abbey. The history was... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
Terry H
Nice piece of local history

Very nice momument in the core center of Charlieu. You should have a look at the tympanum and the... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
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Oct 19, 2017
“Worth the time to see.”
Aug 14, 2017
“Nice piece of local history”
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

We had a break from our French class so the administrator took us to see the Abbey. The history was very interesting. The buildings were beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Terry H
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Very nice momument in the core center of Charlieu. You should have a look at the tympanum and the very charming cloister. Colour of stones of this building is so remarkable.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

This abbey was a surprise to us: it was founded by the Benedictines, just like Cluny, but about 40-50 years before Cluny! The town of Charlieu was essentially built around the abbey and was a walled city in its heyday. Today, there is not a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank John L
Reviewed August 26, 2015

A disappointment - we first visited in 1990 and enjoyed a unspoilt atmosphere. Now there is an OTT visitor centre and some of the original areas seem to have been shut off. At least we tried to ask at reception but the lady was too...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank MB37
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