Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Saint-Maurice

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Historic Site · Religious Site
The Abbey of Saint Maurice, Agaunum (French: Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune or Saint-Maurice-en-Valais) is a Swiss monastery of canons regular in Saint-Maurice, Canton of Valais, which dates from the 6th century. It is situated against a cliff in a section of the road between Geneva and the Simplon Pass (to northern Italy). The abbey itself is a territorial abbacy and not part of any diocese. It is best known for its connection to the martyrdom of the Theban Legion, its original practice of perpetual psalmody, and a collection of art and antiquity.

The abbey is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.
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  • A must for those seriously interested in Archaeology, art history, mediaevalism etc. Amazing treasury. Self guided tours for most, with handset and earphones. Get used to them. Not straightforward...  more »
  • I am so grateful for the opportunity to visit this beautiful monastery. The entire team is warm, welcoming, and informative. I visited from North America because our parish church is named after St...  more »
  • This is an amazing historical site curated very effectively allowing access to the church, cloister, treasury and archeological site. This early church site, located in a picturesque little town and under a high cliff, was very important in the history of Burgundy and Savoy, both in politics and religion. The guide and the informational displays are very professional and useful to understanding the site. The treasury is filled with extremely rare and beautiful medieval objects that demonstrate the power and wealth of this church and monastery/priory. The price of admission is well worth it.
  • Very modern, very well organised for children and adults, we learned a lot about the place and enjoyed the visit to a point that we are planning to come back!

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