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Abbey of Montmajour

route de Fontvieille, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 90 54 64 17
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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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route de Fontvieille, 13200, Arles, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made an unplanned stop at this Abbey on our way to Les Beaux and it was totally worth it. Don't miss going to the top of the tower and looking out over the beautiful southern France countryside. Also be sure to go out on...More

Thank Hanmibil
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Well presented with lots of explanations in English although the videos are in French only. It's free like many French museums and public buildings on the first Sunday of each month. The views from the tower are great. In early March it was very quiet....More

Thank XKSue
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

The Abbaye is an imposing sight from the road, so we decided to visit on our way to Arles. It was well worth it. For €6 we spent a wonderful two hours exploring this wonderful site. Having visited the Palais des Papes in Avignon, we...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Just outside of Arles on the road to Fontvielle - beautiful majestic Abbey fully covered by history - hosting some of Arle's photos event. Beautiful !

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We cycled there from our gite and it is a very imposing site when you travel this way. The abbey ,which was fortified during the 100 years war, was one of the the places where the 'True Cross' could be found and hence a place...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

The abbey is accessible more by car or on a tour bus, we drove and stopped since it is an imposing site, there were very few visitors, but is well worth a visit, it is in very good shape and not in ruins so you...More

Thank sergiorms
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Good temporary photographic exhibition. More to it than you would imagine from outside. Hang onto your small children a the top as there is a different attitude to H&S compared to the UK!

Thank StevenandCarol
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

came across this Abbaye by pure chance as it is outside of Arles. Wonderful experience climbing the tower for spectactular views plus the exhibition inside was enjoyable.be aware there is climbing over eneven gound here but reasonably easy to get around

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

The former abbey is situated 3 km northly from the center of Arles. One part of the complex was build in 12th and 13th century as a fortified convent, second one was build by Benedictins in 18th century. From the high tower you can see...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place is just a must to do. The history of this place is nice and the view of all the Camargues is really impressive

1  Thank Michael S
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