Saint-Roman Cave Abbey

Beaucaire, France

The Abbey of Saint-Roman is a cave monastery which includes the ruins of a castle (château de Saint-Roman-d'Aiguille), a chapel, cloisters, terrace, tombs and walls. It was constructed in the 9th, 10th, 12th and 15th centuries.

The abbey is reached by a signposted path from Beaucaire which leads past a vast chamber and the monks’ cells to the chapel carved out of the rock which contains the tomb of St Roman. From the terrace, there is a fine view over the Rhône, Avignon and the Mont Ventoux area with Tarascon in the foreground.

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Beaucaire, France
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Founded: 9th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Frankish kingdoms (France)

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E KK (3 months ago)
The walk to the top is 15mins and quite steep but totally worth it. The view on the Rhone is impressive. The structures of the abbey are unique and the guide is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the place (he has been a guide for 40 years on this site)
AA R (3 months ago)
Nice walk to the abbey. Fantastic view at the top. There was very friendly and knowledgeable guide who has been there for 40 years who gave an amazing history of the region.
Flo “Nanolenain” Ris (14 months ago)
Nice walk, nice view !
Jamie Hay (19 months ago)
Really interesting place. Lots to wander round looking at. Good little guide leaflet in several languages. Make sure you climb up the higher, neighbouring hill for some excellent views and more signs of habitation. And maybe the host will be there. He was very take and let me pay him.
Nancy Burgess (2 years ago)
Amazing site and the guide on the day we visited was the most entertaining and erudite chap. (tour was in French, obvs).
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