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“peacefull visit”

Abbey of Montmajour
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$154.19*
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Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence from Marseille
Ranked #6 of 72 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“peacefull visit”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

nice place to visit, for the moment there is a special exihibition with nice glasswork and clothing. it was selected by Christian Lacroix and is called 'Mon île de Montmajour'. You can also visit exeptionally the small chapel situated outside the abbey.
Don'forget to pay a visit to the restaurant on the parking.

Visited June 2013
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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“The climb to the top is worth it for the views”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

My husband and I visited the Abbey on a beautiful afternoon in May. Hardly anyone was there. The modern exhibit inside didn't hold much interest for us, but the hike up the stairs for the beautiful view was well worth it.

Visited May 2013
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Wantagh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Wonderful restored building”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

The abbey has one main drawback for visitors: much of it has been restored and the newer, un-aged, parts of the building are obvious. This is a necessary consequence of the preservation of historic ruins and is better than the alternative, which is to let them decay into dust. Either way, the building is worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Kelowna, Canada
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“Best abbey we saw in Provence”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Montmajour Abbey dates from the 10th C with various additions over the ages, including some 18th C renewals. It is very well preserved and restored. The signage is excellent so you can understand the layout and the activities of the past. There is a great view from the top of the tower. It was a sunny day but a bit hazy yet we could still see for quite a distance and really appreciate the geography of the area. We had visited other abbeys in Provence including Senanque and Silvacane but we got more out of this visit, primarily doe to the detailed signage and the pamphlet provided.

Visited October 2012
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Rugeley
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“Not wheelchair accesible”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This beautiful abbey was just a few minutes from our hotel. we arrived late afternoon to discover that it was totally inaccesible in a wheelchair

Visited September 2012
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