Abbey of Saint Roman : a troglodyte abbey
ABBEY OF SAINT ROMAN : A troglodyte abbey.
Overlooking the Rhone River and the town of Beaucaire, you will discover the amazing remains of the abbey single cave in Western Europe. In the fifth century, like the monks of Cappadocia, the Middle East and Egypt, hermits, occupied the top of a high hill, and it dug in the rock, the buildings necessary for their life prayer chapel, cells, and community halls. They will adopt later the rule of St. Benedict. S abbey until the 16th, it will be sold to an individual who built a small castle atop the hill. From hand to hand, the last owner dismantled the site and sell the stones. Parties remain the troglodyte who seduce by their originality.