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Saint Michel de Frigolet Abbey

A monastery nestled in the heart of the Montagnette

Abbaye Saint Michel de FrigoletAt the heart of the Montagnette, the abbey of Saint Michel de Frigolet is occupied by a religious community which depends on the College of Canons Regular of Prémontré. Founded by the pioneers of Montmajour, the abbey is subject to the Rule of Saint Augustin. The number of canons (13) was maintained from the outset, even if it had fallen to four during the Revolution.

The history of the Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigolet was very tormented, and the buildings have even been sold as national property during the Revolution. Transformed into a boarding school, she then welcomed among his pupils the famous author Provencal Mistral. Redevenue abbey in 1856, she knew, however, other difficult moments. Thus, the early twentieth century, the anticlerical government policy in 1903 will lead to the expulsion of the religious community of Saint Michel de Frigolet. The Canons do find their abbey in 1922.

The canons of Saint Michel de Frigolet not remain isolated in their abbey, as they provide religious services parishes of the Montagnette (Barbentane, Graveson, Boulbon and Mézoargues).
But the canons are also welcome to innonbrables visitors, and are given the reprocessors or pilgrims. The home is indeed one of the main functions of the abbey, which offers several types of stay: Stay pension tourism and hospitality major groups in the Masters Saint Norbert

Eglise Notre Dame du Bon RemèdeThe entrance of the Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigolet testament to its distant origins with its towers, its curtains, all equipped with slots and machîcoulis. The abbey church, neo-Gothic style, includes the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Remedy, decorated with beautiful wood available to religious Anne of Austria.

Guided tours and free premettent find churches and cloisters of the abbey, but it should be noted that for group tours are organized only by appointment and confirmed in writing. The exterior of the abbey to visit freely, the whole area was closed and no day or night. The abbey of Saint Michel de Frigolet, you can access the Montagnette, but access is strictly regulated from 1 July to mid-September and all year in case of fire hazard.

Pictures of the Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigolet

Abbaye Saint Michel de Frigolet L'abbaye vue du domaine, au coeur de la Montagnette Une statue de la Vierge dans les jardins de l'abbaye La Montagnette, accès règlementé l'été Saint Michel de Frigolet Le domaine de l'abbaye Saint Michel du Frigolet Les paysages de la Montagnette Abbaye de Frigolet

Around the abbey of Saint Michel de Frigolet

Barbentane - Tarascon - Beaucaire - Abbaye de Montmajour - Avignon - Camargue - Aix en Provence - Nîmes - Orange - Salon de Provence - Saint Rémy de Provence - Aigues Mortes - Arles - Fontvieille - Maussane les Alpilles - Baux de Provence - Alpilles - Abbaye de Sénanque - Abbaye de Montmajour - Graveson en Provence - Abbaye du Thoronet

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