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Abbaye Saint-Philibert, Tournus
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
Known as the heart of the town, Abbaye Saint-Philibert is a fortress-style Benedictine Abbey established in 950 A.D. The building boasts some of the first Romanesque building styles in Burgundy, from when they began to use Romanesque and early Gothic styles at the beginning of the 11th century. In the 17th century, the 33m (108 ft) long refectory doubles as an early indoor tennis court. Use our Tournus itinerary maker to add Abbaye Saint-Philibert and other attractions to your Tournus vacation plans.
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10th century church full of artifacts and information. The underground crypt is interesting and spooky at the same time. Great information throughout the church and crypt as well as the monks' residen... read more »
L'entrée est gratuite. Très bel exemple d'art Roman. Pas de sens de visite type mais du coup on profite pour flâner. Belles boutiques à l'extérieur.Admission is free. Very good example of Romanesque art. No sense of tour type but we this opportunity to stroll. Nice shops outside.show original
Being a Sunday when we visited we were not able to spend long in the Abbaye. However, it is quite plain in decor within but like so many French churches the altar area is magnificent. Turning round to... read more »
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