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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  • October 3, 2017
    I visited the Abbey in February it is all just beautiful, you can go upstairs and entry is free
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  • September 26, 2017
    If you like architecture and historical buildings then this is a must. There is a serenity in the air with several surprises. The quality of the renovation and mosaiques is exceptional. Well worth a d...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    Impressive for its size and very well preserved. Behind the heart a path overlooks amazing mosaics from 12th century. For those who can, go down to the crypt is a surprising moment because she is not buried in full and features exterior floor.
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  • August 15, 2016
    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.
  • May 9, 2017
    Beautiful church and former monastery with catacombs.
  • August 21, 2016
    Church and art in one go. Relaxing atmosphere.
  • July 20, 2017
    A spiritual place with a soul. Beautiful Abbey. Visit.
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  • June 3, 2017
    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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