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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Jessyca Cayssol (13 months ago)
Un parenthèse hors du temps. Le calme, la nature, les vestiges et le paysage magnifique depuis la colline d'aiguille. Un moment bien agréable. Seul petit bémol, le monsieur du guichet aimable comme une porte de prison...
Claire Simon (13 months ago)
Fermé le matin en hivers. Dommage. Car se matin, il ne faisait pas très froid. Mais je reviendrai plus tard
Lorenz Baermann (2 years ago)
Historic and panoramic
JolaJurek Wojciuk (2 years ago)
Beautiful place. One should visit this place together with Le Mont Aiguille, which is within walking distance.
Stephan Claes (4 years ago)
An interesting site ... ok with kid's but be aware it's not the safest place on the planet. From the parking lot it's a good walk up to get to the site. And at the site itself there are stairs, ladders, steps, ... you get a good idea when you check my pictures. I had no trouble with my 4 and 8 year old just keep an eye on them.
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