Notre-Dame de Randol: a hidden modernist gem

High on a ridge in the Auvergne the benedictine monastery of Notre-Dame de Randol is a gem of modernist twentieth century architecture. The building was started in 1968 and the first monks arrived in 1971. Unfortunately only the church is open to visit on a daily basis, the rest of the site is accessible via guided tours in July and August.

 

 

Some lovely video and still images of the rest of the building can be found in a video interview with the present abbot (in french).

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