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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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N'oubliez surtout pas la crypte qui vaut vraiment la peine d'être vue, avec ses magnifiques mosaÏques. Seulement, l'accès n'est pas facile car les marches sont très hautes. Soyez aussi muni d'une lamp... more »Don't forget the crypt which is really worth to be seen, with its magnificent mosaics. Only access is not easy because the markets are very high. Be also equipped with a lamp, for the descent, this is better.View original
Véritable chef d'oeuvre de l'art roman. En entrant dans l'église, on est surpris par la douce lumière rosée et la grande sobriété de la nef. Ne pas manquer l'avant-nef avec sa voûte en échiquier et se... more »Masterpiece of Romanesque art. Entering the Church, we are surprised by the soft pink light and the sobriety of the nave. Do not miss the avant-nef with its vault in chessboard and his old frescoes, the chapel of Notre-Dame-la-Brown, the ambulatory with its mosaics and the chapel of st Philibert, and of course the impressive crypt with its columns to capitals. This visit is absolutely worth the detour and stop on the road to the South!View original
Petite abbaye mais vraiment jolie. Les arches dont canons. Ne passez pas à côté des catacombes et du puits. more »Small Abbey but really pretty. The arches including guns. Do not pass next to the catacombs and the well.View original
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.
Guillaume AullenBeautiful building of roman type with beautiful paintings. The impressive size makes it a unique building. Visit free and open to all except to the timetables of the masses.View original
Philippe BourgonSpectacular Abbey in the city. In the crypt, there is a chapel to the painted walls, and in the ambulatory we see some mosaics still in the ground state. The peaceful cloister makes you want to sit and watch the time.View original
Gerard bonidanVery nice beautiful Romanesque Abbey view Tournus on the left bank of the Saône a gourmet treat with 3 restaurants 1 * Excellent cheesemaker in Center CityView original
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