Abbaye Saint-Philibert, Tournus

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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 trip planner to arrange your visit to Abbaye Saint-Philibert and other attractions in Tournus.
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  • stroll through the historical centre, visit the Potter right in front, enjoy a pastry House to the Tearoom, what Nice detour this city
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  • Visited during the days of the heritage with a guide. She's very high well maintained a crypt to visit and also access to the floor (during the other times heritage days I don't don't). Majestic imposing you see far enchanted
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  • I already knew this Abbey. I wanted to see the crypt is especially it's frescoes. If you like, it's great. Recommend warmly.
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  • Wonderful Abbey, there was a wedding today and I was thinking how lovely to marry here. To walk around and see how old but well preserved it is, a lovely little town on the Soane river. A pleasure to visit.
  • Beautiful church and former monastery with catacombs.
  • Church and art in one go. Relaxing atmosphere.
  • A spiritual place with a soul. Beautiful Abbey. Visit.
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  • Former Benedictine Abbey in the 9th century. Appears friendly light, many Romanesque elements have been preserved. First traces of the Gothic announce already.
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