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Abbaye Notre Dame de Ganagobie

Prieure de Ganagobie | Ganagobie, Forcalquier, France
+33 4 92 68 00 04
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Nice but limited

You can only visit the church (as many reviewers have said). It's a nice example of an abbey church... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Sightseeing in the area

Had to type the name of the Abbey in order for trip advisor to know the location. Was a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
George R
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19 Jul 2017
“Nice but limited”
12 Jun 2016
“Sightseeing in the area”
Prieure de Ganagobie | Ganagobie, Forcalquier, France
+33 4 92 68 00 04
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

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

Thank S0crates
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

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

Thank George R
Reviewed 14 August 2015

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

Thank Theo V
Reviewed 6 January 2015

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

Thank Lori-Ellen S
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Extensive trails allow you to explore the plateau. Make sure you visit the Abbaye's gift shop. Local products fill the shelves. It's a great excursion.

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Nice. Worth a small detour, but not a trip. Very little is available to the tourist - you must be on a retreat to see most of the site. Gift shop is great, though.

1  Thank mimimoore2013
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Ganagobie monastery 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

1  Thank Vox-trotter
Reviewed 8 August 2012

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

3  Thank Arizona-Senior
Reviewed 18 July 2012

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

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