Alet les Bains Abbey Alet les Bains, France
The Abbaye Sainte-Marie d'Alet is situated between the Aude river and the Pyrenees mountains in the heart of Cathar country. It is considered by some to be the most beautiful ruin in France.
Cîteaux Abbey Saint-Nicolas-les-Cîteaux, France
Founded in 1098, the Abbaye de Cîteaux is a historically important abbey located south of Dijon, France. It is the mother house of the Cistercian monastic order, which is named for the abbey.
Cluny Abbey Cluny, France
One of the largest and most important buildings of the Middle Ages, Cluny Abbey now survives only in one great transept, two cloisters, and a few foundations.
Conques Abbey Conques, France
Nestled high in the hills of southwest France, the picturesque little village of Conques is home to a magnificent Romanesque abbey church and many medieval art treasures.
Escaladieu Abbey Escaladieu, France
Founded in 1142, the Abbaye de l'Escaladieu served as the burial place for the counts of Bigorre and was a stop on the pilgrimage route to Santiago.
Fontenay Abbey Marmagne, France
Nestled in a wooded valley in Burgundy, the Abbey of Fontenay is a well-restored 12th-century Cistercian monastery founded by St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
Moissac Abbey Moissac, France
Mozac Abbey Mozac, France
early 12th C
Saint-Hilaire-D'Aude Abbey Saint-Hilaire, France
This medieval abbey near Carcassonne has a lovely Gothic cloister and an important work of Romanesque art: the carved sarcophagus of St. Sernin (c. 1150) by the Master of Cabestany.
Senanque Abbey Gordes, France
Founded in 1148, the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque is a lovely Cistercian abbey and one of the best places to see Provence's famed lavender fields.
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