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  1. Rebecca Hislop
    7th May 2022 @ 3:47 pm

    Ah, Beth, thank you for this lovely blog. I so enjoyed the trip around Moissac Abbey. It’s a haven of peace and tranquillity and timeless beauty. I just love places like this where you can enjoy the history simply absorb the atmosphere.

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    • Beth Haslam
      8th May 2022 @ 9:21 am

      You’re very welcome, Rebecca. I’m certain that it is the kind of place you would love. Your description is excellent. There is such profound grace to the cloister, I found it extremely moving, and even more so because I was able to spend those precious moments alone to absorb the atmosphere.

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  2. Merle Jackson
    8th May 2022 @ 6:58 am

    Thank you Beth for sharing that journey with us! I love reading about the places that you visit! I have only visited Paris and that was way back in 1980/81 when I lived in England for 2 years. We went for an extended long weekend. My husband (sadly now deceased) was transferred to London from Johannesburg, South Africa to recruit staff for the ever expanding business. I now live in Wellington, New Zealand to be near my children and grandchildren.

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    • Beth Haslam
      8th May 2022 @ 9:17 am

      Hello Merle, you’re very welcome. I’m so glad you found the blog interesting. As you know, it was my second trip to the cloister, and I can honestly say that it was equally as moving. It truly is an extraordinary place. I am so sorry about your husband, please accept my sincere condolences. I’m glad you were able to visit Paris together, it is a beautiful city. And as for New Zealand. I have author friends who live there. The photos they share are gorgeous.

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  3. Valerie Poore
    9th May 2022 @ 7:58 pm

    A wonderful post, Beth. I felt as if I was tiptoeing round behind you and feeling the sacred hush of the place. Wonderful. I adored Moissac when I went there, but never made it to the abbey. Thank you for taking me. The history of these medieval abbeys is astonishing but so many were destroyed. It’s wonderful that this one is still so complete.

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th May 2022 @ 8:00 am

      You’re very welcome, Val. As you know, Moissac is one of those crumbly old towns that keeps on giving. You’re right, part of the charm of this cloister is its state of preservation. It was an absolute privilege to explore, I’m so glad you enjoyed it too. 🙂

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  4. Valerie Poore
    9th May 2022 @ 8:00 pm

    Haha, sorry for all the ‘wonderfuls’! It just goes to show how much I loved your post!

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th May 2022 @ 8:00 am

      Teehee, worry not, Val. One can NEVER have too many ‘wonderfuls’! 😀 xx

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  5. Shirley Read-Jahn
    10th May 2022 @ 12:31 am

    What an exceptionally beautiful abbey, Beth. You portrayed its serenity exquisitely. Yes, you must go back once the dormitories are open to the public, and let us see your pictures, too! Thank you for writing such an interesting post.

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th May 2022 @ 8:02 am

      You’re very welcome, Shirley, the moment I stepped into the quiet of the cloister I knew I had to share my experience. Thanks so much for your kind comments, and for reading all about it. I’ll definitely be back to explore the dormitories when they are opened. 🙂

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  6. Faith
    17th August 2022 @ 1:55 am

    How is it that I just now discovered your outstanding post from May about Moissac Abbey?! I don’t know how I missed it on the first read…Anyway, I was absolutely enthralled with your pictures and descriptions and felt like I was traveling right along with you. Ahh, the beauty and serenity of a time long past. You know how much I love this period of history, and Medieval architectural marvels such as this are one of my favorite things about France. Thank you so much!

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    • Beth Haslam
      17th August 2022 @ 7:19 am

      Hello Faith, Oh, don’t worry, there is so much reading material available that it’s easy to overlook posts. Thank you for your super comments, I am so glad you enjoyed the blog. As a history lover, you would love the cloister, it is a truly remarkable place, an outstanding French gem. As soon as they open the dormitories to the public, I’ll be back and promise to share photos of my trip.

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