Dwarfed by the limestone cliffs carved out by the Célé, the tall square bell-tower of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Pierre rises above the majestic ruins of the Romanesque church and the roofs of the little village of Marcilhac which began life within the mediaeval abbey enclosure itself.
Its carvings are the product of a great school of 12th C. sculptors. Founded in the 10th C., the monastery was soon at the head of a vast network of priories, reaching the height of its prosperity in the 13th C.
Nothing now remains of the Romanesque period except the site of the vanished cloister, the chapter room, which is intact, and the ruins of the three western bays of the church nave.
- Picnic area
- bus parking
- Car park
- Animals accepted
- Bar/refreshment booth
- Payments methods
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