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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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Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale Reviews
If you like history it is a place to go as this abbaye has been of different uses at different times. Alienor and Richard Coeur de Lion are there. Situated in a little village full of charm. A place t... more »
Pour les amateurs d'histoire il faut y aller. L'architecture extérieure est splendide. Un monument vivant avec des représentations artistiques diverses. Attention cependant, nous avons parfois l'impre... more »History lovers to go. The exterior architecture is splendid. A monument living with various artistic representations. Attention however, sometimes we feel moving away a little too much the function first of an Abbey. The mixture of genres sometimes confounds us. Should not that the recumbent of Eleanor and Richard the Lionheart is a lure to attract tourists. There will be back for a more in-depth tour
Superbe souvenir de ce site incontournable chargé d'histoire , l'ensemble est parfaitement entretenu tant au niveau des bâtiments que des parcs. Nous avons opté pour la visite accompagnée d'une guide ... more »Great souvenir of this must-see site loaded with history, the whole is perfectly maintained both at the level of the buildings and parks. We opted for the guided tour with a guide and we recommend it as the site is rich with anecdotes, who might think that the religious buildings became a prison? There take time to enjoy the richness of the set.
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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