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

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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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  • The Basilica of Saint-Maurice is a grandiose and ancient place full of beauty and history. The silence and stillness is remarkable. This place commemorates the martyrdom of St. Maurice and his... 
    The Basilica of Saint-Maurice is a grandiose and ancient place full of beauty and history. The silence and stillness is remarkable. This place commemorates the martyrdom of St. Maurice and his...  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Absolutely brilliant place. One can almost feel the passage of time there. There is quite a bit to see in the buildings and the surroundings. I felt that it was a very serene and spiritual place.
  • Nice city, St Maurice would be a fine city to visit, but beware the expensive parking meters: they convinced us to leave this inhospitable place after an hour...

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