Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Built in 1110, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale is now a cultural center with events and collections ranging from graphic arts, animations, musical concerts, and temporary exhibitions of contemporary and old master paintings. View the famous tombs of Richard the Lionheart of England and Isabella of Angoulême, then go on an unusual tour depicting the lives of nuns and previous prisoners incarcerated in the abbey jail that was closed only in 1963. If you have an iPad, bring it to download a treasure hunt and an educational tour onto the device. Put Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale into our Fontevraud-l'Abbaye trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye.
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  • in early February we were quiet to visit this impressive Abbey. 3 hours free with audio guide very nice circuit, sufficient information that can be complete yourself by reading or research. very nice restoration of buildings damage that kitchens are not visitable to recommend
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  • Abbey of Fontevraud Royal, lost on the borders of Anjou. Place of prayer and of revolt, history and sharing place, place of worship and place of joy. Everything is beautiful. Friendly and well-stocked shop. Plan to stay there two or three hours to soak up wave positive, healthy of this exceptional place
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  • First thing to say: the person who was at the reception was charming, smiling and full of humor. Thanks to her. Then, and well you feel very small in the face of these majestic buildings and this perfectly maintained exceptional site. I have to say put more focus on the stones and the architecture on the exhibitions, but it's a good idea to have integrated a cultural center in this beautiful place. This gives another approach. A must visit.
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  • We spent an incredible afternoon today at the abbey. For the reasonably low entry price (11 euros per person) there's certainly a lot to see. We liked what they had done with the restoration and there's a lot of information detailing the history of the site. They have also introduced an artistic aspect to the abbey, with exhibitions as you walk around. Our favourite bit (and complete surprise) was the catacombs, where they have had an artist create images with glow in the dark string. Sounds bizarre but was so atmospheric! We stopped for a lovely glass of wine at the abbey hotel too which was reasonably priced. I'd go back and encourage others to visit the catacombs.
  • Beautiful place but horrible customer service. This guys are not here to listen and help you. They wont try to make your experience enjoyable. I asked for a discount i deserved and they didn't give it to me but everyone else. Could be plain racism!!
  • Nice place. It's worth visiting
  • Beautifully restored abbey with lovely buildings (especially the cloister) and garden. Well worth seeing.
  • simply an exceptional place.

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