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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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"holy cross"
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"years war"
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"great for kids"
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"fascinating history"
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"monkeys"
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"fontvielle"
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"vista"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We caught the local bus to the Abbey. If you elect to travel by bus I would adopt your leisurely day mode. I suspect the bus timetable is provided as a rough sketch rather than a definitive document. I enjoyed travelling on the locals buses,...More

Thank martisan2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for the third or fourth time during the annual photo festival. The structure is amazing. Does not take much to imagine the days gone by in the vast airy cavernous rooms. Plenty of space for kids to run around and let their imagination...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I disagree that this venue is better than Avignon. But it does add to Arles two main attractions nicely. For sure there are less tourists, but you can’t compare the scale. The thing that’s nice is that you can discover this “abbey” in your own...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This old abbey is 100% worth the visit. I would even say, it is the most interesting site in Arles. Once visited by Vincent van Gogh, this monument appears in several of his works of art.

Thank edkero
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The Abbey is built into the rock hillside. It is a very old, amazing set of structures. If you are interested in this type of history, this is a must-see spot. I am so glad that the hotel recommended starting here when we told them...More

Thank Tom c
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The abbey of Montmajour is a very nice monument, quite well maintained and with several intersting rooms to visit. The view from the tower is stunning. However the place is not suitable for visit with a baby in pushchair, as the ground is simply not...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

On the road from St. Remy de Provence to Arles, it is an easy stop to visit the abbey. Set up by a community of Benedictine monks beginning in the 10th century, it is said to have housed relics of the "Holy Cross" attracting large...More

Thank nikkie10
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful medieval monastery . Very well restored , interesting architecture, the tower the rooms , interesting visit

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Built into/onto the rocks, with a fascinating history, the abby has lots to see. Carvings in the walls from the builders, graves carved into the stone, history galore.

1  Thank Abrub
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

The ruins of the abbey of Montmajour are a jewell of medieval religious art. Built between the 10th and the 14th century offer a splendid view of the surroundings from the standing tower, while some of the architecture and art details like the columns and...More

1  Thank Dan R
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