Abbey church of Saint Marie
1 place de la Liberté, 07350 Cruas Route Planner
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Jul-Aug: 11.30am-12.30pm, 3pm-6pm, Sun 3pm-6pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable - closed some Bank Hols


The main appeal of the town of Cruas is its 11C Benedictine abbey church. This handsome Romanesque edifice is dominated by a sturdy square bell tower and a second circular turret above the transept. Notice the elegant decoration of the Lombardy bands and low-key ornamentation of the east wall. The edifice is home to a rare monastic gallery and some remarkable carved capitals depicting animals, plants and scenes of daily life.


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