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Abbaye d'Aubazines

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Address: Place du Village, Aubazines, France

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Oh would the Nun go away!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2015
Brian C
Cahors, France
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 glass windows, though plain in style. The abbey is famous for having a canal of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 three we like). There is a book of walks for the region, obtainable from tourist... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

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 you're reasonably fit you should have no trouble with the walk, unless you have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 closed to cyclists and because of sheer drops is not suitable for children or wheelchairs,... More 


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