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Abbaye de Marcilhac

Le bourg
46160 Marcilhac-sur-Célé
Phone : 09 81 72 44 18
Phone : 07 69 46 07 79
For a long time unknown by the tourists and the official guides, the antique Abbey of Marcilhac will wonder you with these wonderful aspects. In a Gallo Roman contest, the Abbey's strory is known from the Vth century gracefully to St Pallais. Ultimate withness of the Abbey, you can discover the second most ancient European tympanum, integrated in the amazing romans remains left to an open-air.

The chapterhouse decorated of delicate capitals will remind you the big hours of the Abbey, and the gothic church which countain real treasures will make possible to enter in the actuality of a millenary building.
Dwarfed by the limestone cliffs carved out by the Célé, the tall square bell-tower of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Pierre rises above the majestic ruins of the Romanesque church and the roofs of the little village of Marcilhac which began life within the mediaeval abbey enclosure itself.
Its carvings are the product of a great school of 12th C. sculptors. Founded in the 10th C., the monastery was soon at the head of a vast network of priories, reaching the height of its prosperity in the 13th C.
Nothing now remains of the Romanesque period except the site of the vanished cloister, the chapter room, which is intact, and the ruins of the three western bays of the church nave.
Accessibility
Languages spoken
  • English
Until Tue 31 Dec 2019
From Wed 01 Jan 2020 to Sun 31 May 2020
From Mon 01 Jun 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
From Wed 01 Jul 2020 to Mon 31 Aug 2020
From Tue 01 Sep 2020 to Wed 30 Sep 2020
From Thu 01 Oct 2020 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
10h to 16h30
10h to 16h30
09h to 18h
08h to 22h
09h to 18h
10h to 16h30
Additional info :

Abbey's visits are available all day long because of young and motivated volunteers from all over France to animate and contribute to the restoration of a historic heritage in an exceptionnal spiritual ambiancy. Visits are free but your donations will efficiently participate to the integral restoration of the millenary Abbey.

Facilities
  • Playground
  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Toilets
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Abbaye de Marcilhac
Address :
Le bourg
46160 Marcilhac-sur-Célé
Phone :
09 81 72 44 18 07 69 46 07 79
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