L'Abbaye de Montmajour towers immediately above the D17 road between Arles and Fontvieille, visible from a considerable distance when approaching Arles from the south. It's well worth stopping off, using the free car park immediately across the road (where's there's a simple cafe and restaurant). The oldest parts date from 946, with several significant additions and modifications over the succeeding centuries. The result is a spectacular edifice with lots of interesting parts well worth exploring with the support of the guide, although it's not particularly easy walking in some parts. The views alone are worth the admission - make sure you visit on a clear day to get the best experience!
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