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“A must-see, inside and out” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abbey of Montmajour

Abbey of Montmajour
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Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence from Marseille
Ranked #6 of 71 things to do in Arles
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Owner description: This exceptional architectural ensemble was built in the Middle Ages on the island of Mont Majour. The Abbey incorporates a pre-Roman edifice from the 10th century, an abbey church and a 12th century Roman cloister built by Benedictine monks. Montmajour was extended in the 18th century with the second, monumental Saint-Maur monastery to the west. Open:> 1st April to 30th June: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st July to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (everyday).> 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed:> Mondays from 1st October to 31st March.> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
Los Angeles, California, USA
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“A must-see, inside and out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

A stunningly picturesque structure situated at the center of a lovely vale, and fronted by a postcard-perfect field of lavender in which monks and tourist alike may stroll, like a stately grand dame trailing a mantle of pale purple velvet.

Visited September 2011
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Montaren et St Mediers
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“Marvellous piece of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

We visited the Abbey on a very windy day which spoilt things a little. As much of the Abbey grounds are natural rock, sensible footwear is advisable. The history is interesting and its good to see that major long term restoration is taking place which fortunately at the moment isn't particularly disruptive to the visit. Certainly a place to visit when visting Arles which is only about 5 kms away. A buvette is available in the car park for refreshments

Visited July 2012
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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“Worth stopping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

Local history..........................................................................................................................................................................

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London, United Kingdom
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“an amazing site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

Super atmospheric. The weather helps! When I was there it was very windy and cloudy, which made the place feel creepier and lonelier. Ruins stand majestically reminding us their former glory...

Visited April 2012
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Sao Carlos, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2011

beautiful fortified abbey; the view from the tower is breathtaking!

Visited December 2011
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