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Abbaye Saint-Philibert, Tournus

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • A spacious, calm and beautiful cathedral. Take the time to explore the quietest corners, and especially the crypt, which is just perfect (light switch on your left as you go down the steps). So much t...  more »
  • This place is for those you who want to study art history and architectural design. I am talking about the l'Eglise St. Philibert as well as the abbey. They go together. Go to this abbey and church fr...  more »
  • The place is impressive and this is a beautiful part of town well worth visiting, sort of surprize in such a small town.  more »
  • Beautiful church and former monastery with catacombs.
  • 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.
  • Church and art in one go. Relaxing atmosphere.
  • 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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  • A stop is required then the crossing of tournus l a Romanesque monastery where the monks brought the relics of Saint philibert from noirmoutier island at the time of the vikings around the year 800 one of the shows of the Puy du fou tells this story
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