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Ganagobie monastery

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Ganagobie monastery - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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Overlooking the Durance valley from its high wooded plateau, Notre-Dame de Ganagobie Benedictine monastery, which was founded in the 10th century by Bishop Jean II of Sisteron, is famous for its medieval mosaics. Located in the central apse of the church, they are a jewel of Romanesque art. Made in the 12th century, these remarkable polychrome mosaics of Eastern influence feature geometric designs and fantastical animals. Another marvel to discover is the magnificent church portal with its carved tympanum representing Christ in Majesty.

AddressLe Prieuré, Ganagobie
Telephone+33 4 92 68 00 04
Official sitewww.ndganagobie.com

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Ganagobie monastery

The monastery is located Ganagobie on a plateau overlooking the Durance, between Sisteron and Manosque. It is occupied by monks, the Benedictine community of St Mary Magdalen. The Romanesque church can be visited.

Church portal (© Jean Espirat)
Church portal (© Jean Espirat)
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Inside the church (© Jean Espirat)
Inside the church (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama of the Durance valley (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama of the Durance valley (© Jean Espirat)
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graveled path in the wood of Ganagobie (© Jean Espirat)
graveled path in the wood of Ganagobie (© Jean Espirat)
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Portal Church
Portal Church
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Abbey Church of Ganagobie
Abbey Church of Ganagobie
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