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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
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
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
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...
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
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