Things to see and do - Lavaudieu
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Lavaudieu Travel guide
Lavaudieu : Michelin's recommendations
St Robert, the first abbot of La Chaise-Dieu, chose this site on the Sénouire river to found an abbey in the 11C. It is a particularly charming little town, where time seems to stand still, with wooden-balconied houses and the chevet of the church reflecting in the clear water of the small river that has its source on La Chaise-Dieu plateau. The convent buildings feature beautiful Romanesque cloisters and the former farmer/baker’s house is now a museum of folk arts and traditions.
Tourist attractions Lavaudieu : Things to see and do
Musée A. T. P.
All that remains of the old abbey founded in the 11C by St Robert is the fine (restored) cloister, the only one in Auvergne to have escaped destruction. Admire its small columns, either single or twinned, wreathed, cylindrical or polygonal, their cap..
F - 43100 Lavaudieu
Head for the medieval cloister: this charming 15C sheepfold is just a stone's throw away. The bar and its fireplace, the art gallery and the courtyard are all very pleasant features. Local organic wines are served with the unpretentious local cuisine..