Sainte-Marie du Désert Abbey

Bellegarde-Sainte-Marie, France

Sainte-Marie du Désert Abbey was founded in 1852. It was raised to the status of priory in 1855, and to abbey in 1861. The abbey was founded on the pilgrimage site of Marie Desclassan's tomb, who lived in there eremitic life in 1109-1117.


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Founded: 1852
Category: Religious sites in France

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Adrien Toms (7 months ago)
France would not have many tourists, if there were not in the end: Christians and secular Christian history Funny to see people visiting, when they say they are not believers and never go to church, never talk about faith,... A place to visit, like so many places in France, no need to go elsewhere, our country is an open-air treasure, a Christian treasure open to the rest, a paradise.
KOCH Michel (8 months ago)
Monastic products: Honey from Spain! Find the mistake
Sandrine Racca (11 months ago)
Magnificent abbey and a magnificent viewpoint ❤️
Sysy Ton (13 months ago)
Only saw the outside because of the bike ride and went by at the time of mass .... But a magnificent place nestled in lush greenery !!
Jean 32 (14 months ago)
In full change but still as beautiful and moving
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