Thursday, December 15, 2011

Abbaye Montmajour - A true wonder in Provence, France

Montmajour Abbey (Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour) is a fortified Benedictine monastery built between the 10th and 13th century five kilometers north of Arles in the Provence.

The Abbey is noted for its 11th-14th century graves, carved in the rock (an amazingly place), its subterranean crypt, and its massive unfinished church. It was an important pilgrimage site during the Middle Ages, and in the 18th century it was the site of a large Maurist Monastery, now in ruin.

Go and visit that place ! I am sure you will adore that... Actually, I just adore this Abbey... One of my favourite place in Provence.

The abbey is cared for as a historic monument by the Centre des monuments nationaux. It’s an absolute wonder. A true pleasure to visit, a quiet place to relax in…