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20 Jul 2018
“Very good example”
10 Jun 2017
“French history”
Since 2001 the Clunisian Priory of La Charite-sur-Loire has been one of the biggest restoration sites in Burgundy. In 2003, the Benedictine gardens and St Laurent Church were the first monuments to be restored, and the chapter house and one of the...more
Centre-Ville, 58400, La Charite-sur-Loire, France
+33 3 86 70 15 06
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Worth a visit if you are in the area. The outside ruins and ramparts are less impressive, but still excellent architecture in the priory. Be sure to walk down to the river.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mt499
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place with a lot of history and very well restored. There are regular exhibitions. In summer there are music festivals in this place as well in the city

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

2016 September . A nice Church , but some Buildings are not in good Conditon , they should be restored . But it will cost a lot of Money . Inside it is very nice

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Elmar R
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Lovely church. Beautiful vaulted ceilings. The Windows include both old stained and very modern stained Windows in bright colours ,oranges ,red and yellow. Lovely side chapels for contemplating. A service was due so we could not linger. The flowers were being delivered and filled the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Kim T
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

A Unesco World heritage site, the priory is now completely renovated. It is really worth a look not only for the building itself, a marvelous Romanesque Benedictine abbey, but for its fabulous exhibition. La Charite is well known for its antique bookstores, book festivals and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Pomerols
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Great stopover on our way to Chablis. Picturesque historical town with wonderful bridge and cathedral. You can find here many great boulangeries.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed September 6, 2015

It's just big, very open, meaning the children can nose about without getting into trouble. We're not great history buffs but this held our interest for hours.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went here on a suggestion from a tour guide, and it's pretty incredible. I think it dates from 1100's? (maybe even older). Takes just a few minutes to see, but it's worth the time to think of the history...

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank winegirl2
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had never heard of this village. Cycled for a day along the river Loire. ( great, by the way) We entered the church which was Huge and clunisien. So much beauty that meets the eye, gothic churches are something but Roman churches disclose themselves less...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank diana56
Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

The cathedral is lovely and priory are listed as a Unesco world heritage. La Charité sur Loire was an important stop as part of the routes for the Pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela in France. There is a small medieval center (a few streets), beautiful...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Pomerols
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