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One of the most powerful Carolingian and Benedictine abbeys of medieval France owes its origins to the relic of Sainte-Croix. Built and reworked from the 8th to the 15th century, it houses the “Concile de la Paix de Dieu” (religious council) in 989...more
These ruins, run by National Monuments, are unmanned and unprepossessing from the outside, but well worth a visit. The abbey was very important historically and this is reflected in the huge octagonal tower, intricate carvings and treasure displayed on site. Take a moment to sit...More
It’s difficult to visit Charroux and not notice the striking and elegant abbey tower that dominates the skyline.
Despite the rest of the abbey being mostly in ruins at ground level, it’s well worth a visit and is of course steeped in history, dating back...More
I've visited the remains of the abbey countless times now and it's always top of my list as a place to bring guests. The tour guide is delightful and does an excellent job of infusing visitors with his own enthusiasm for the abbey's history and...More
Abbey with old standing walls,tresor room, and carvings.
The sad things is the rundown garden, which has beautiful roses ,however its all over grown with weeds.
This attraction could be so much better if the grass was cut, the area weeded, and the existing plants...More
Charroux is 'One of the most beautiful towns in France' there are lots of them and rightly so. It has the Abbey or what is left of it and the most dominant and attrctive part is the octagonal Charlemagne tower which dominates the town.