Abbaye de St-Wandrille, Saint-Wandrille-Rancon

Abbaye de St-Wandrille is a Benedictine monastery in the commune of Saint-Wandrille-Rançon, founded by Wandregisel, or Saint Wandrille. This monastery attained a position of great importance and popularity for the fervor and learning of its monks, who once numbered over three hundred. When you visit this site, keep an eye out for items of unique interest, because the abbey was especially noted for its library and school, where letters, the fine arts, the sciences, and calligraphy were cultivated. Add Abbaye de St-Wandrille to your Saint-Wandrille-Rancon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Saint-Wandrille-Rancon trip app .
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  • This is a place that is really worth: to enjoy it at its fair value, essential to follow a guided tour, otherwise several places are inaccessible, including the cloister. The framework is pretty bucolic, the Conventual buildings have an interest limited, however the cloister (14th - 16th c.) is worth: it allows to admire the beautiful our Lady of Fontenelle and the sink of the 16th c. interesting also the ruins of the old Abbey. We are surprised by the modern Church: an old barn transferred here in 1970: superb; as a bonus, a burial in the tomb of 1506 and an organ of first quality (ruins and Church are free visit).
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  • Due to the delay in our guide the visit began with 10 good minutes late. Therefore the monk dealing with the visitor takes care of us. The latter explains well and knows his subject. The guide comes and take over. Unfortunately for us we quickly notes that the young woman struggled to express themselves and it absolutely does not have the history of the Abbey. The young woman looks trimmed with good intentions but it is true that she is sorely lacking knowledge of the site. After the visit we were the priest for him explaining that the visit was not well conducted, and that the guide was not top and against all odds he seemed up-to-date without for as much worry about the proper conduct of the visits. He said "ah... of... agreements ' to all our remarks without so far provide us with further explanation. On the contrary, it has clearly said the € 4 price was only the entrance to the cloister and not visit that suggests that the reviews are really the least of those worries. That said, the Abbey is very pretty. Small problem: there is no explanatory signs or documentation or plan. So I suggest this self-guided tour for the sympathy of the places but nothing more. We come out of this visit with sub and less and no knowledge.
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  • Visit in a time short due to the delay of arrival of our group; our guide (monk on-site since 1969) made this really interesting and enjoyable visit by his knowledge of the history of the site, but also by the anecdotes on his restoration, all with a pinch of humor welcome!
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  • Beautiful. Peaceful. All masses are in Latin.
  • Nice place rich of stories too bad we do not visit much including the refectory that would set off the biggest of Normandy and completely renovated! Very interesting guide
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  • Ideal place for rest or physical and spiritual healing. Steeped in history, feel free to go visit this place, and ask a brother to guide you. Then go attend an office in Gregorian, appreciate the beauty of the songs I says it's a Benedictine Abbey. To see and listen to.
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  • Only for those to recommend who have sincere interest in the life of the monks. Otherwise culturally and historically not very significant.
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  • That was awesome! The guide was very friendly! These are very beautiful places!
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