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Abbaye de Mont-Saint-Eloi

Rue de la Mairie | Mont-Saint-Eloi, 62144, Arras, France
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Historically Interesting

Sadly, there is not much left after the French Revolution and the Great War. Mount-Saint-Eloi is a... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Ian E
Great history

Lovely to see a place with such a history. The local cemetery is a stone throw away with some... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
JayneyWales
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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“ruins” (2 reviews)
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Rue de la Mairie | Mont-Saint-Eloi, 62144, Arras, France
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Sadly, there is not much left after the French Revolution and the Great War. Mount-Saint-Eloi is a charming little village with few amenities. Great place to get away from the city for a few days.

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely to see a place with such a history. The local cemetery is a stone throw away with some history worth seeing

Thank JayneyWales
Reviewed 8 October 2016

About 7km west from Arras these ruines dominate the landscape. There is also a small memorial to French troops. Information signs in French & English give some details and dates in WW1.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The Abbaye can be seen from any angle in the countryside - on the top of a hill about 8km from Arras. There is a story in French and English and nearby is a French cemetery. Highly recommended.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is the remains of a grand abbey that stood here for centuries. When WW1 broke out only the towers were still there and the French used them as look-outs. So the German artillery shot the towers to pieces... They stand there, in this pretty...More

Thank LvdG_12
Reviewed 6 April 2016

A historic monument which is now sadly in ruins. In a small pretty village just outside Acq. The birds now seem to make their nests and live in it these days

Thank 838louise
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Our battlefield tour visited this site to further understand the significance of Abbaye de Mont-Saint-Eloi during World War One. Although the Abbey pre-dates the Great War in significance (originally founded in 7th century), our tour group learned of the significance of this imposing structure in...More

1  Thank SMO2015
Reviewed 10 November 2015

This is an interesting site which is not very well presented by and large. There is a tourist office next to it which was closed, a cafe opposite which had closed down and metal fencing behind and to the side which did nothing for its...More

1  Thank dianne m
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing the remains of a lovely building. It's one of those sites that you could easily by-pass. Indeed, had we not been staying just down the road we would have missed it.

Thank blackduckNSW
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Very interesting if in the area to see. We only stopped along our route to a read of the history & look

Thank 501Susan501
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