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Address: Centre-Ville, 58400, La Charite-sur-Loire, France
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+33 3 86 70 15 06
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Since 2001 the Clunisian Priory of La Charite-sur-Loire has been one of the...

Since 2001 the Clunisian Priory of La Charite-sur-Loire has been one of the biggest restoration sites in Burgundy. In 2003, the Benedictine gardens and St Laurent Church were the first monuments to be restored, and the chapter house and one of the cloister galleries were inaugurated in January 2008. The priory is gradually coming out of the shadows and today it offers a fascinating look at the town and its history. In the high season the priory hosts many shows and concerts, bringing it back to life.

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Le Prieuré Bénédictin de La Charité-sur-Loire

2016 September . A nice Church , but some Buildings are not in good Conditon , they should be restored . But it will cost a lot of Money . Inside it is very nice

Reviewed 14 November 2016
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

2016 September . A nice Church , but some Buildings are not in good Conditon , they should be restored . But it will cost a lot of Money . Inside it is very nice

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Lincoln, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Lovely church. Beautiful vaulted ceilings. The Windows include both old stained and very modern stained Windows in bright colours ,oranges ,red and yellow. Lovely side chapels for contemplating. A service was due so we could not linger. The flowers were being delivered and filled the front of the church. Outside were the remains of a Benedictine monastery and set in... More 

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Weston, Florida
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A Unesco World heritage site, the priory is now completely renovated. It is really worth a look not only for the building itself, a marvelous Romanesque Benedictine abbey, but for its fabulous exhibition. La Charite is well known for its antique bookstores, book festivals and its famous "Festival du Mot" each year. It is why after his Paris exhibition, famous... More 

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Thank Pomerols
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Great stopover on our way to Chablis. Picturesque historical town with wonderful bridge and cathedral. You can find here many great boulangeries.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

It's just big, very open, meaning the children can nose about without getting into trouble. We're not great history buffs but this held our interest for hours.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

We went here on a suggestion from a tour guide, and it's pretty incredible. I think it dates from 1100's? (maybe even older). Takes just a few minutes to see, but it's worth the time to think of the history...

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Had never heard of this village. Cycled for a day along the river Loire. ( great, by the way) We entered the church which was Huge and clunisien. So much beauty that meets the eye, gothic churches are something but Roman churches disclose themselves less easy but when they do, they whisper about the ordinairy people and that makes one... More 

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Weston, Florida
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Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

The cathedral is lovely and priory are listed as a Unesco world heritage. La Charité sur Loire was an important stop as part of the routes for the Pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela in France. There is a small medieval center (a few streets), beautiful antique bookstores (the town is renowned for them) and a few lovely ramparts and towers... More 

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Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Beautiful quaint town but absolutely nothing to do. Just a little town to Check out or just sit around. However in town has a 1,000 year church again just check it out 1/2 day would do it.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

This is a beautiful building in the centre of town and our gite is right next door so we have to walk through it daily to get to our car. It is a beautiful building currently under renovation and more modern than you would expect as it has burnt down a number of times and been rebuilt. For example the... More 

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