Escaladieu Abbey

Bonnemazon, France

Escaladieu Abbey was a Cistercian abbey located in the French commune of Bonnemazon. Its name derives from the Latin Scala Dei ('ladder of God'). The abbey was founded in 1142 and became an important pilgrimage stop on the Way of St. James en route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The abbey is situated at the confluence of the Luz and the Arros rivers near the Château de Mauvezin.

The abbey was continuously inhabited by Cistercian monks until 1830 when it sold to an unknown local family. In 1986, the abbey was purchased by the Conseil Général des Hautes-Pyrénées which undertook its restoration.

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Couvent, Bonnemazon, France
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Founded: 1142
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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lorette proroga (7 months ago)
The place is pleasant despite the outrages suffered. Very pleasant reception staff, providing information without any problem. I did not like the exhibition .... but this is a matter of taste.
Lionel Payet (7 months ago)
Nice place, interesting temporary exhibition, remarkable classified trees and an adorable old Labrador who follows you everywhere on the grounds until the river behind the old stone walls ... A nice stopover.
marie Marin (8 months ago)
Beautiful exhibition on the bestiary. Interesting works, sometimes disconcerting ... friendly welcome. a small cafeteria would be welcome.
Denis LAMOUROUX (9 months ago)
Très beau site, accès gratuit pour les pèlerins. Super accueil ?
safran fleury (9 months ago)
Raw visit of formwork ... With Cistercians, it is coherent. Marriage with a magnificent exhibition inside and out perfectly successful. Finally on Sunday, we were able to enjoy a very playful animation that changes the standard visits in this type of universe. To discover ...
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