Originally built by thirteen 12C Cistercian monks, the abbey was transformed by restoration in the 19C. Its monastic buildings became part-medieval castle, part-Renaissance château. The church blends purity, simplicity and harmony of proportions. Don't miss the painted and carved wooden triptych (15C). The cloister is today the backdrop for a pleasure garden and retains three sides, restored in the 19C. The chapter house, a 15C reconstruction, has two finely moulded central columns.
Address:Loc Dieu, 12200 Martiel
Phone:+33 5 65 29 51 18
Price:5.50 € (-13 years old 4.50 €) €
1 Jul-10 Sep: 10am-noon, 2pm-6.30pm, Sun 2pm-6.30pm - closed Tue