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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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  • Small Abbey but really pretty. The arches including guns. Do not pass next to the catacombs and the well.
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  • Come see this Abbey. We have him visit at night, the emotion is even stronger... by candlelight, we were transported to the Roman era. Do the tour to discover the mosaic with astrological signs and descend into the crypt which is huge and extremely well preserved.
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  • What shock, what emotion from the narthex: here blows the mind. This Abbey, a marvel, is one of the most beautiful sites of roman art I know. All credit to be seen and contemplated, the pillars, the nave, the mosaics of the ambulatory, the chapel upstairs, the organ, the crypt, the cloister... At night the Tower/steeple quite massive, dressed in light helps strengthen the magic of this exceptional place. Don't miss if you go through Tournus and even to make the detour. Over there, and it's so rare, it's free
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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.
  • Church and art in one go. Relaxing atmosphere.
  • Beautiful 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.
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  • Spectacular 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.
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  • Very nice beautiful Romanesque Abbey view Tournus on the left bank of the Saône a gourmet treat with 3 restaurants 1 * Excellent cheesemaker in Center City
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