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Two kilometres from the village of la Garde Adhémar, you find the Valley of the Nymphs, a place of some ’magic’. Tradition tells us that in the old days, people came to this place in order to invoke the Nymphes, and to celebrate a cult to fertility and prosperity.

During the XIIth century, the monks from Tournus established a small community on the site. We can still see the monastery church with a remarcably architectural delicacy. This chapel is a perfect example of roman architecture with its niche-arched side chapel and a double colonnade in the choire. It is realised with big white stones, perfectly cut out by the craftsmen of those days. You can still see the compagnons signatures. The roof made of tiles is recent.

 

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