Abbatiale de Saint Gilles

Abbatiale de Saint Gilles, Saint-Gilles: Address, Phone Number, Abbatiale de Saint Gilles Reviews: 4/5

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Nigel W
Agde, France613 contributions
An absolute must
Feb. 2020
Part of the front of the Abbey dates back to the very beginning of 10th century and is far from imposing but….when one crosses the threshold one enters one of the most extraordinary and beautiful churches that we have ever visited. Firstly the space is so vast that one wonders how the arches, which appear to be so frail, can hold the weight of the roof and although the stained glass windows are fairly small the light is amazing due no doubt to the almost white stone work (Pierre du Gard). The crypt is even more impressive than the church. It is immense and must be seen to be understood in it’s complexity. To attempt to describe this monument would require an expert and a great many pages. If you are within 200 kms of this marvel you should make every effort to visit if possible with a guide if not you should read up on the history since its' construction.
Written February 6, 2020
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Richard P
Shawnigan Lake, Canada112 contributions
Exceptional facade
Sep. 2018 • Solo
This building was erected at a time in history when persons with skills rarely encountered today put their hearts and of course artistic souls into the art which we are still appreciating today.
The exterior carving is a marvel to behold.
Written September 9, 2018
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Florian N
Bucharest, Romania194 contributions
Unique crypt
Sep. 2017 • Family
a must visit landmark in Saint Gilles, the Abbatiale is in the centre of the old town surounded by big walls.
Written September 26, 2017
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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,646 contributions
Unique crypt worth visiting
Sep. 2016 • Couples
The facade of the abbey is most intricate and be sure to get a descriptive leaflet from inside the church.

The church is typical for its ancient age but the real interest is in the crypt beneath, a large plain sanctuary containing the tomb of St Gilles.

Also in the main church is a statue of a pilgrim, a reminder that the town is on one of the routes to Santiago de Compostella.
Written September 28, 2016
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