The Clémentine Tower located at the apse of the church dominates it from all its height. It was built at the end of the XNUMXth century to house the many treasures of the Benedictine abbey. No interior visits currently.
A real fortified dungeon, the monks took refuge there when the abbey was invaded and ransacked by the Huguenots in 1562 and were able to resist for several days thanks to the well and the oven fitted out in what has now become the church's sacristy.
The only Gothic buttress present at La Chaise-Dieu supports the tower on the south side.
It is not possible to visit the interior of this site but you can admire its silhouette by visiting the town…
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Themes:

  • Historical patrimony
  • Religious Heritage
  • Donjon

Location details

  • Mountain view
  • In the mountains
  • Public transport stop within 500 m
  • Village center
  • Lake or body of water at -5 km
  • Bus stop within 500 m

Prices

no interior visit; visible from the outside from Place Lafayette.
Free

Services

Equipments

  • Parking nearby
  • Public toilets
  • Motorhome parking area
  • Motorhome service terminal

Home animals

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Address

St-Robert Abbey
Lafayette Square
43160 La Chaise-Dieu
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