Abbaye de Montmajour - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Abbaye de Montmajour
Abbaye de Montmajour is a fortified Benedictine monastery that was founded between the 10th and 18th centuries. During the Middle Ages, it was a major pilgrimage site. Today, the abbey ruins are preserved by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux as a historical monument.
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4.07km from Abbaye de Montmajour
Located in the city of Aries, Arles Amphitheatre is one of city’s most important and impressive Roman structures. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arles Amphitheatre was built in 90 AD and during its prime time, it had a seating capacity of over over 20,000 spectators. It was built to conduct chariot races and bloddy hand to hand battles.
4.36km from Abbaye de Montmajour
The Alyscamps is a large Roman necropolis, which was consecrated in the 3rd century by Saint Trophime, the first bishop of Arles, as a burial ground for Christians. They were famous in the Middle Ages and are referred to by Ariosto in Orlando Furioso and by Dante in the Inferno. Christians from far up the river Rhone river would send corpses down the river on rafts with a coin in the mouth to pay for burial in this necropolis.
Parc naturel régional de Camargue
14.15km from Abbaye de Montmajour
Régional Nature Park of the Camargue is a designated protected area along the shoreline of the Camargue. The park protects a wetland environment and an adjacent marine area. The boundaries of the park have been expanded to include a lagoon called the Étang de Vaccarès. The Camargue is also the site of a national nature reserve and has been designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve.
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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the most popular holiday regions in the south of France. Its identity as a geographical region is a holdover from the days of the Roman Empire. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is famous for its sunny weather, colorful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language.
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