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History in a lovely valley

Guide was very patient and informative. Interesting history and beautiful medieval sculptures. The... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Washington, D.C.
A place of peace and contemplation

A fascinating abbey in a lovely hill top town. First of all check opening times as in season there... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Lorient, France
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4 Jun 2018
“History in a lovely valley”
11 Jun 2017
“A place of peace and contemplation”
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Guide was very patient and informative. Interesting history and beautiful medieval sculptures. The abbey is located in a lush valley. We would have liked to walk to the Monk's Canal but weather did not permit. would like to return and highly recommend.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

A fascinating abbey in a lovely hill top town. First of all check opening times as in season there are only two visits a day, although the church will be open. The Abbey is inhabited by a small community Greek catholic persuasion. Our visit was...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

The village of Aubazine is pleasant enough. The countryside is beautiful. The region is worth visiting. Aubazine has the remains of a large Cistercian Abbey. The church is freely open and inside is an exquisite 13th century tomb of St. Etienne and some extremely ancient...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Brian C
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I discovered that this housed the orphanage that Coco Chanel was sent to after the death of her mother. So interesting to see the roots of her inspiration. The tour was in French, I do not know if English is available.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Kourosh B
Reviewed 4 August 2014

The abbey was a lot bigger - much of the nave was lost. It is fine for a free visit - not too much to see. However, the village is in a very scenic location and the nearby walks are wonderful (there are at least...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank JoWhitehead
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We were in Aubazines for the goat fair (yes, really) and noticed the "Canal Des Moines" which we decided looked worthy of investigation. It's a "channel" rather than a "canal" and was used to get water to the (male) abbey hundreds of years ago. If...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

This canal used to supply the Abbey of Aubazine with water and has recently been restored with an adjoining footpath. From a nearby car park the one and a half hour return walk along the canal is absolutely beautiful with much dramatic scenery. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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