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Get your tickets to Montmajour Abbey now and delve into the captivating history and architecture of medieval France.


  • Explore a 10th-century Romanesque monastery. Wander along its richly decorated cloisters, and try to interpret the graffiti on its walls!

  • Discover its Gothic elements in the pointed arches and ribbed vaults of the chapel, and admire the strategic design of the defensive tower.

  • Capture sprawling snapshots of the Camargue and Arles regions, and the La Crau plain upon which the river Rhône meanders toward the Mediterranean sea.

  • Fun Fact: The abbey was frequented by Vincent Van Gogh, inspiring several of his works, including the famous landscape painting Sunset at Montmajour.


  • Entry to Montmajour Abbey

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Notice the details and take a journey through time.

Humble Hermitage Origins

Montmajour Abbey is a fusion of several architectural styles, all narrating its structural history. Nestled in the heart of Arles, the abbey was founded in 948 by Benedictine monks. It all started with a rudimentary stone church, built in a pre-Romanesque style now known as ‘Carolingian’. You can experience this architecture in the Saint Pierre Hermitage section.

Later Reconstructions

The crypt, church buildings, and cloisters constructed 2 centuries later are a striking sample of Provençal Romanesque. The cloisters are especially unmissable. Spot the 2 iconic Bas-relief statues believed to represent real-life royals, and a host of animal imagery, from dromedaries to billy goats and even the scary mythical Tarasque.

From the 14th to 16th centuries, several Gothic and Neoclassical influences made their way into the mix. In the abbey church and Notre Dame la Blanche chapel, encounter pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and Gothic capitals intertwining with Romanesque elements, revealing distinct construction phases.

The Montmajour Vantage

An impressive defensive tower protects the tranquility of this abbey and illustrates military prowess. Bossage walls, crenels, merlons, machicolations, and arrow slits offer a fascinating insight into medieval fortifications! Last but not least, enjoy sweeping panoramas of the Provençal countryside from Montmajour hill’s elevated vantage point.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Free Parking, Bicycle Storage.

  • Please note that the venue has uneven ground and numerous steps.

  • Please note that there is free admission during the following days: European Heritage Days on the third weekend of Sep, and every first Monday of the month from Nov to Mar.

  • Free entry on the first Sun of Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec, and Nov & also on European Heritage Days on the 3rd weekend of Sep.

  • Entry is free for anyone under the age of 18 years, and for European Union nationals or non-EU residents in France aged between 18 and 25 years (an ID is necessary).

  • Entry is free for disabled guests with an accompanying adult, jobseekers (on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old), and holders of a valid education pass.


  • Strict Dress Code: Guests must wear proper attire. Bare feet and bathing suits are not allowed.

  • Note that the following are not allowed inside the venue: Dogs (except service dogs), Tripods & drones.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Abbaye de Montmajour.

  • Address: Rte de Fontvieille, 13280 Arles, France

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Abbaye de Montmajour. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses #702 or #707 to get you there.

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