Abbaye de Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

#1 of 75 in Historic Sites in Herault
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Abbaye de Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, a Benedictine Abbey founded in 804 CE, is an official historical monument with notable architecture. The porch of the church dates from the 12th century, and the bell tower was constructed in the 15th. The nave is taller than the average church nave, with four bays, double arches, and supporting pilasters. The nave and two aisles feature a semicircular, barrel vaulted design. Admire the relieving arches on the side walls. The well-preserved, ornate Altar Guilhem is in its original condition, with white marble and black limestone inlaid with multicolored glass paste. The lapidary features decorative columns and statues, as well as the marble tomb of the founder of the abbey and other sarcophagi. Add Abbaye de Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert and other attractions to your Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert trip itinerary using our Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert online holiday planner.
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  • Amazing. So peaceful and beautiful. It has an outside courtyard. You feel transported back in time... But wearing a mask of course 🎭😉  more »
  • A very simple extremely old church building which has stunning beauty in its simplicity. The descriptions are all in French so one much be patient. Apparently some relics were once stored here and.....  more »
  • This is simply one of the most stunning historical little villages you could ever hope to find. There are great little cafes in the square and the mixture of small shops offer items you seldom find elsewhere. .
  • Stunning village. Beautiful to walk around. Food a wee bit pricey so be prepared.
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