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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
+33 4 90 54 64 17
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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

Thank david h
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

Thank kucerovajana
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

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Very picturesque and interesting site to visit. Well worth going to. Was not busy at all. Was able to wander around and have unspoiled views. Would have been great to do some sketching. Good for photography.

Thank Xeverity
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This Abbaye shows - during summertime - amazing modern art exhibitions. The combination of this very old building with the art is unique.

Thank Werner N
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This abbey, founded in the 10th century, with excellent examples of Provencale Romanesque architecture in the buildings dating from the 11th and 12th centuries, 14th and 15th century additions, an 18th century monastery, and more recent renovations, is well worth a trip out of Arles....More

Thank SeattleSueSeattle
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Being out of Arles, the Abbey was not busy at the time of our visit and we missed coinciding with any tours. This allowed us a more leisurely wander and certainly impacted on their serenity of the wonderful architecture. Really worth the drive...do it on...More

Thank 505John
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We saw the building from the highway and decided to pass by. It was a thoroughly impressive piece of (Romanesque) architecture. The abbey/castle used to be an important stop for Medieval crusaders on their way to 'the holy land'. You can see Merovingian graves cut...More

1  Thank immorissal
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Very good value visit with amazing views from the top of the tower. If you enjoy Harry Potter then you will like the cloisters!

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We parked in the Abbey parking lot and we figured that since this Abbey is kind of in the middle of nowhere, we'd park in the shade away from the other cars. BIG MISTAKE. When we came back from the Abbey (we'd only been there...More

3  Thank Zoe W
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