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Abbaye de Vauclair

Etang des moines, 02860 Bouconville-Vauclair, France
+33 3 23 27 76 76
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Perfect for an afternoon out!

A big site with different features. There are the abbey, the medic garden, the lake, a picnic area... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
dianne m
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manchester
Lovely tranquil spot for walking.

Park and lake area for walking and historic Abbey ruins. Near to larger lake and Center Parks... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
HannahAlf
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London, United Kingdom
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Cette abbaye cistercienne, au nom originel de "Clara Vallis", fut fondée par Saint-Bernard en 1134 au coeur de la forêt de Vauclair. Epargné durant la Révolution, cet édifice sera très gravement endommagé durant les combats de la première guerre mondiale. A ce jour ne subsistent plus que les ruines de l'abbaye, et un jardin de plantes médicinales a été aménagé à l'emplacement de l'ancienne apothicairerie. On peut également visiter en saison le musée privé rassemblant quelques pièces archéologiques trouvées sur le site, et flâner également dans le verger conservatoire contigu à l'abbaye... Accès gratuit à l'ensemble du site, entre le lever et le coucher du soleil.
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7 Jul 2017
“Perfect for an afternoon out!”
12 Sep 2016
“Lovely tranquil spot for walking.”
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Etang des moines, 02860 Bouconville-Vauclair, France
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+33 3 23 27 76 76
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

A big site with different features. There are the abbey, the medic garden, the lake, a picnic area and woodland walks, plenty to occupy a full afternoon or even a full day. There is no charge for anything, it's all fully open to the public....More

Thank dianne m
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Park and lake area for walking and historic Abbey ruins. Near to larger lake and Center Parks resort.

Thank HannahAlf
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit,surrounded by green forest just great place to calm your self.There is small botanical garden with explanation but sad all explained on France language.Dont miss to walk on the forest if you visit this area and take sit beside clear Lake under...More

Thank Jeny K
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We visited this place and we have to admit: the remains of this abbaye lies in a wooded area where you can walk a lot. It's worth to visit. Approx visit duration of this location: 45 min.

Thank GuyCau
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The peace & quiet, along with the tranquility, made this the perfect location of an hour or twos walk.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Abbey Vauclair is in a very peaceful and beautiful location. You can go by car (plenty parking space), walking or bicycle (bicycle track). There's lakes near by and it's also a great place to have a picnic with the family. The Abbey it self it's...More

Thank carlui5
Reviewed 2 November 2012

Tucked away in the shadow of the Chemin des Dames ridge, the abbey is worth a short detour from the main road. It gains context if you visit the Caverne du Dragon Great War site. The abbey's builders created the caves when mining the limestone...More

1  Thank Brian P
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Lovely place to just wander round the lake and the grounds and especially the Herb Garden

2  Thank swiscot
Reviewed 8 June 2012

A lovely old Abbey, now in ruins,with the monks' herb garden carefully tended and preserved at the rear and with an amazing fruit Arboretum beside the main ruins, all set in a forest location.

Thank James R
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