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A visit which is really a must, when you are in the neighbourhood

You can visit the abbey, with a guided tour, done by voluntary people, twice a day. The best you... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2019
Herman B
Ranst, Belgium
Was very interesting to hear story about the Nazis time

My mother was hidden there as a Jewish girl during the holocaust, together with other Jewish girls... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

You can visit the abbey, with a guided tour, done by voluntary people, twice a day. The best you can do is call the tourist office to find out the starting time. Even making a an extra kilometer makes sense to listen to the history...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Herman B
Reviewed April 13, 2019

I live in France and we generally take visitors to Aubazine, but they all remark as to how sad the place is. The locals are friendly but to drive there to see the square, monastery( when open,) and Le canal Des Moines, is not worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

My mother was hidden there as a Jewish girl during the holocaust, together with other Jewish girls and their mothers. We were told how the abbot and her deputy and the priest manipulated the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich to think that the place...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Guide was very patient and informative. Interesting history and beautiful medieval sculptures. The abbey is located in a lush valley. We would have liked to walk to the Monk's Canal but weather did not permit. would like to return and highly recommend.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank globalartlover
Reviewed June 11, 2017

A fascinating abbey in a lovely hill top town. First of all check opening times as in season there are only two visits a day, although the church will be open. The Abbey is inhabited by a small community Greek catholic persuasion. Our visit was...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

The village of Aubazine is pleasant enough. The countryside is beautiful. The region is worth visiting. Aubazine has the remains of a large Cistercian Abbey. The church is freely open and inside is an exquisite 13th century tomb of St. Etienne and some extremely ancient...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed September 14, 2015

I discovered that this housed the orphanage that Coco Chanel was sent to after the death of her mother. So interesting to see the roots of her inspiration. The tour was in French, I do not know if English is available.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Kourosh B
Reviewed August 4, 2014

The abbey was a lot bigger - much of the nave was lost. It is fine for a free visit - not too much to see. However, the village is in a very scenic location and the nearby walks are wonderful (there are at least...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank JoWhitehead
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were in Aubazines for the goat fair (yes, really) and noticed the "Canal Des Moines" which we decided looked worthy of investigation. It's a "channel" rather than a "canal" and was used to get water to the (male) abbey hundreds of years ago. If...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Graham H
Reviewed September 5, 2013

This canal used to supply the Abbey of Aubazine with water and has recently been restored with an adjoining footpath. From a nearby car park the one and a half hour return walk along the canal is absolutely beautiful with much dramatic scenery. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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