Combelongue Abbey

Rimont, France

The abbey of Combelongue was founded in 1138 by Arnauld d'Austria, count of Pallars for one of his sons Antoine, who became the first abbot. It was on the way of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela which made the abbey prosperous until the 14th century.

From 1446 the abbey began to decline. It was affected by the Black Death (1353-1355) and damaged during the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion. In 1568, Combelongue Abbey was devastated by Protestants from the Tarascon region. In 1789 the abbey was looted and burned. In 1791 it was secularized and later sold as national property .

Built entirely of pink brick, this Romanesque abbey is one of the few witnesses of the Mudejar influence in the region.

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Combelongue 223, Rimont, France
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Founded: 1138
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Philippe Baudelot (12 months ago)
Superb place, great program, great moment!
Pascal BASROGER (13 months ago)
Very beautiful abbey in the Mudejar style, exceptional in France and very pleasant park.
Jenifer SMITH (14 months ago)
Advertising did not mention no dogs to this garden so real disappointment to get there and not be allowed in. No dogs in a garden is just ridiculous. Plus it looked very uninspiring.
Jean-Pierre Pepke (2 years ago)
The Combelongue Abbey is a very charming place; its owner, who accompanies us on the tour, tells us about his astonishing heritage history that dates back to history; we discover the architectural specificity of the building, with a marked Moorish influence, as well as the importance of the place on the region, as the main abbey of the time. It should be noted also the remarkable investment of the owner and the considerable efforts made, initially, to the restoration of the buildings, followed by a presence and a permanent commitment to maintain and to make known this unique place charged with spirituality and beauty thanks to the bucolic garden. Bravo. Do not miss this visit
CANIOT GERARD (2 years ago)
A remarkable garden full of poetry and spirituality. Excellent explanations from our host. The buildings are gorgeous. To visit. ( from 15h)
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