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Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune

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Beautiful artwork, 1500 years of history, a gem

We stopped here by accident and were thrilled. This Abbaye dedicated to St Maurice has been active... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
martin m
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A trip through History

Very beautifull and peacefull place. You will make a trip through History and learn a lot about our... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Julien A
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Morges
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avenue d' Agaune 19, Saint-Maurice 1890, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We stopped here by accident and were thrilled. This Abbaye dedicated to St Maurice has been active for 1500 years. The visit starts with two beautiful coppper doors, then inside there is a lovely stained glass virgin and child window. I also loved the chapel...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Very beautifull and peacefull place. You will make a trip through History and learn a lot about our past. A must see in Switzerland

2  Thank Julien A
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The oldest continuously-operated monastery in Europe, I'm told, and completely worth a visit. Make sure to visit the catacombs underneath, and the excavations outside the rear of the church.

1  Thank Pat F
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The oldest monastery in Europe is worth the detour. Having celebrated its 1500th anniversary in 2015, they have created an excellent tour with audio guide in many languages. You will visit the catacombs with the earliest tombs, the shrine of Saint Maurice, an African soldier...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Abbaye is just a short walk from the town centre of St. Maurice. Advisable to check opening times as I think that there are no visits during services in the Abbaye. You can visit the church and see the short explanatory film without paying....More

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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Great way to spend a rainy day. Reception staff very friendly. Free audio tour (English) when you hand in a form of id. Surprisingly fun- beautifully atmospheric (especially when we got to experience real life gregorian chants). The treasures were spectacular. Highly recommend! It certainly...More

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ABSM1890, Responsable réception at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thank you for reminding us that a visit in a museum can be "Really fun"! Filtered through the bright patina of centuries, the Treasury has benefited since the 2015 Jubilee from insights afforded by modern museography. A lot of specialists in this interdisciplinary field (art,...More

Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We were staying with our daughter and family in Gryon. She suggested we came here. Allow at least two hours for your visit and you may be so enthralled that you spend much longer. TIPS: pay for the audio guide; take a passport or other...More

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ABSM1890, Responsable réception at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

We are glad to read that your visit was time well spend! The history of the Abbey is definitively very long and rich. So there is a lot to see and to learn... Did you know that with 49 bells, the chime the basilica of...More

Reviewed 23 April 2016

It's not often you stumble across a sleepy little town tucked under mountain cliffs and hidden by an outcrop to discover such richness of history and wealth! The Abbey is still in use (as it has been for over 1500 years!) and my nervous guide...More

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ABSM1890, Responsable réception at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Very often the most unexpected treasure is hidden in a very simple jewel box! We are delighted that you have enjoyed your trip in time. 90 minutes might seem a little bit too long, but the History of the Abbey is so long and so...More

Reviewed 17 April 2016

Tip : if you just want to visit the beautiful church it is free. But entrance with audioguide (a min. 90 minutes tour) into the museum and archeological site is charged CHF 14, well worth paying though (Swiss Museum Pass valid). This is for sure...More

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ABSM1890, Responsable réception at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Thank you for sharing your very positiv impressions about your visit with us! We could just add that the new exhibition "writing in the Middle Ages" in the bell tower worth it to be seen too! "verba volante, scripte manent". Spoken words fly away, written...More

Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Impressive monastery that has been in continuous service for over 15 centuries. The highlight is the treasury as the grounds are less impressive than I expected. Public parking is limited but your entry ticket includes a recorded guide in various languages.More

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ABSM1890, Responsable réception at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

The Treasury of Saint-Maurice includes many masterpieces that reflect the magnificence of gifts made to the Abbey and the extent of its spiritual and artistic influence. A conservation workshop, sited neat the treasure room, restores brilliance and solidity to the precious objects. For many visitors,...More

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