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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
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