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Temple du Donon - Hiking

Grand Est, France

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The Temple du Donon in the Grand Est is located at an altitude of 915 meters, on the Donon, a peak in the Vosges Mountains. It is dedicated to Saint Michael and Saint Maurice. Built of ashlar, it was built in the 12th century. It is classified as a historical monument.

The Temple du Donon of the Grand Est is a religious building of Romanesque style. It is composed of a main building and two towers. The main body is pierced by three bays and topped by a pavilion roof. The towers are pierced by four bays and topped by a pyramid roof.

The Temple du Donon de la Grand Est is a place of pilgrimage. Each year on the weekend closest to September 8, the feast day of St. Michael, thousands of pilgrims come to pray.

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What are the coordinates and address of Temple du Donon?

Temple du Donon
67130 Grandfontaine, France

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Starting Point

The start of the Temple du Donon trails is located near the town of La Bresse, in the Grand Est region. To get there, take the D919 towards La Bresse and turn right onto the D338. Continue on this road until you reach the Temple du Donon parking lot.

Why visit Temple du Donon

The Temple du Donon is located in the Grand Est region of France. It is considered one of the most important medieval temples in Western Europe. Its construction began in the 12th century and it was completed in the 14th century. The temple is dedicated to Saint-Donatien, who was a bishop of the city of Nantes in the 6th century.

The Temple du Donon is an impressive building, which is almost 60 meters high. It is composed of a large number of towers and turrets, which offer a spectacular view of the surroundings. The interior of the temple is also very impressive, with its massive vaults and pillars.

The Donon Temple is a popular tourist spot, and it can be reached by taking a winding road that winds up the mountainside. The view from the temple is magnificent and one can admire the varied landscapes of the Grand Est region.

Things not to be missed

Activities not to be missed near Temple du Donon in Grand Est include hiking, biking and rock climbing.

Activities not to be missed near Temple du Donon in Grand Est include hiking, biking and rock climbing. Things not to miss include beautiful scenery, quaint villages and historic ruins.

Where to eat?

1. At the end of a cul-de-sac, the restaurant L'Atelier offers inventive and refined cuisine.

2. In a former church, the restaurant La Table de l'Abbaye offers gourmet cuisine.

3. Hidden at the bottom of a garden, the restaurant L'Étable offers traditional and refined cuisine.

4. In the heart of a park, the restaurant La Bergerie offers traditional and gourmet cuisine.

5. In the cellars of a castle, the restaurant Les Caves du Château offers you gastronomic cuisine.

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