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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 itinerary maker to add Abbaye Saint-Philibert and other attractions to your Tournus vacation plans.
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  • One of the most beautiful Romanesque sites of France. This Abbey, exceptional size, presents a very interesting architecture, with an austere fortress, with Lombard bands and enhanced, façade of a steeple added in XII ° s. Inside, do not miss the high Chapel and its curious capitals, the magnificent crypt where the sarcophagus of Saint Valérien, the superb mosaics, very few of the ambulatory and the beautiful statue of our Lady the brunette, XII (s). The capitals offer all aspects often humorous or scary of Romanesque art. Complete the tour by the cloister, unfortunately partially closed.
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  • Pass has Tournus. I visited this Abbey by curiosity. I was blown away. The visit is fine. I advise you to go see. The story is mark in the stones.
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  • Can't stop at Tournus without visiting the Abbey Saint-Philibert, masterpiece of Romanesque art. The tour is safely away from the usual crowd on this kind of site.
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  • 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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  • Hello this Abbey saint philibert is manifque me I live with is the region to the visited to see lot of pilgrims come
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