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Location type: Abbey
Location address: Schweiz, Saint-Maurice, Saint-Maurice
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St. Maurice’s Abbey (French: Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d’Agaune or Saint-Maurice-en-Valais) is a historical building in Saint-Maurice, Canton of Valais, Switzerland. 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 a diocese. It is best known for its connection to the story of the martyrdom of the Theban Legion, its practice of perpetual psalmody, and a renowned collection of art and antiquity. The abbey is the center of the picturesque village, which was vacated in the mid 20th century and is wholly owned by the territorial diocese. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

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