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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  • very amazing Abbey, relics (recumbent..), stripped almost a thousand years, in a chapel to the incredibly vast proportions. the absence of other visitors qd we do this night tour, makes the scene even more majestic, and the ascetic counting of the Chapel and other locations of the monastery produces a very curious and interesting impression of abandoned place of the human presence, strengthened by the absence of a trace any religious or spiritual life
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  • We tried the experience of the game to Fontevraud escape. Very good time spent with your family. Beautiful setting, nice surprises! and excellent. It does not reveal you its secrets... But it is recommended that this escape game!
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  • The buildings are beautiful, well highlighted, the Park is well-maintained... but an expo in the crypt, we had already seen two years ago and who to Withers, a few models in another room, the expo on the prison world that does not change... and it is everything. Even the small bar is closed. Actually not much to see, probably bad season. If this is the case, then consider an annual closure and reopen with the material.
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  • It's an incredible place which you should definitely visit if you're in the area. Expect to spend at least 4 hours there if you want to truly understand everything. You can, of course, spend more time there as their are plenty of things to see. Finally, there are a few art installations spread throughout the abbey which, even though they have nothing to do with the abbey, are interesting.
  • Beautiful grounds and hotel with clean, comfortable slightly minimalist room that are very tastefully done. The restaurant is phenomenal. Superb. Delicious.
  • Excellent! Fascinating history lesson - I learned so much. Very good quality commentary and displays. We were there a couple of hours, and could have spent another couple of hours.
  • 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!!
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