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Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire

Route de Lacoste, Menerbes, France
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A good place to hike or bike

This place is no big deal in an area with so much history. But, it was close to the place we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom C
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Better than Senanque

Yes, that’s what I felt. St Hilaire exudes a calm serenity in a beautiful environment - But... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
angie c
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Queensland, Australia
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“abbey” (6 reviews)
“valley” (3 reviews)
“serenity” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Route de Lacoste, Menerbes, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is no big deal in an area with so much history. But, it was close to the place we stayed, so it was an easy hike. It was first built in the 13th century and has nice views over the Luberon.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Yes, that’s what I felt. St Hilaire exudes a calm serenity in a beautiful environment - But without the coachload upon coachload of tourists. It is reached down an unassuming drive and is on the side of the valley. There is an honour box (2.50...More

1  Thank angie c
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I was there early April while biking around the area. Pretty grounds and chapel. You can also view the loving quarters.

1  Thank aaldous2016
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Beautiful surroundings, you can walk through the abbey and go through to the old kitchen gardens then through to the stunning orchards. Lovely views of the hilly Luberon country side.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

well , I came here the first time when they just started working on it...now for me it looks beautiful, amazing atmosphere, you can imagine how it must have been a long time ago...when leaving they ask to give something to help with the renovations,...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were enjoying a driving tour through the Luberon countryside around Bonnieux, Lacoste, and Menerbes on a balmy autumn afternoon when we saw signs pointing the way to the somewhat isolated Abbaye Saint-Hilaire, with which we were previously unfamiliar. Access is down a narrow gravel...More

2  Thank CultureVulture
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The private owners are investing signifcant amounts of meny into restoring this 500AD Abbey into a magnificent showpiece. Not a destination, but can be tacked on to a visit to Lacoste or neighbouring Ménerbes. Wonderful hikes nearby.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Wanted to visit this but not sure how to get there or whether it was open to the public--guidebooks gave conflicting opinions. We saw a sign for it and drove down the dirt road to it. Simple, stark Abbey. Very nice lady who explained some...More

Thank guanacay
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This abbey is a pleasant walk from Menerbes. Walking up from below, one slowly takes in the gardens, a disused pool, and the building itself. Both times I have gone, I have been grateful to absorb the preternatural quiet of the chapel and the grounds....More

Thank Juna11342
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Visiting on a sunny day the views from the gardens were stunning. The abbey has faded frescoes and feels like the monks gave just popped out leaving it free for you to visit. A pleasant trip for half an hour and so close to menerbes...More

3  Thank Genny02
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