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You can only visit the church (as many reviewers have said). It's a nice example of an abbey church but not exceptional. The doorway is interesting and the mosaic floor in front of the altar is worth seeing (I presume this has been extensively renovated).You...More
Had to type the name of the Abbey in order for trip advisor to know the location. Was a beautiful day and had fantastic views. Also a festival going on which was very interesting to see. The gift shop is also very interesting and worth...More
The windy road is attractive, going up and down. Goning down it shows the view lots of times in many different angles. The site of cloister and church itself is amazing, even if you cannot go inside as we did, arriving at 1900 (church and...More
The drive up is an experience and worth the trip to see the vista once you've made it to the top. The Ganagobie monestary is so gorgeous and peaceful. Most of it is off limits but people do go on retreat here and I imagine...More
We visited this monastery early in the morning (10am). It was a very steep switchback drive up to the Monastery but in Provence, if you want to visit a touristic site, they are usually perched on a mountain side somewhere up near the...More
If you are driving in the Durance valley (A-51 motorway), take a break and visit the ancient medieval monastery of Ganagobie - north of Sisteron on the West side of the river. A short drive up from the local road leads into a still-active Benedictine...More
It is not possible to visit the whole monastery: only church is open to the public, giving access to the twelfth Century mosaics; the cloister can be seen through glass protected windows.
It is also possible to visit the surrounding plateau, notable for the view...More