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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  • A beautiful light you home and organ music helps to give a beautiful atmosphere to visit this beautiful Abbey opening hours, even on a Monday to enjoy this pleasant visit
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  • Pleasant ambiance and a fine space to look around, there are a few parking places just in front of the Abbaye. Located in the center of Tournus and in a always quiet area. Nice to look around the Abba...  more »
  • An Abbey all in the restraint... A short time we have penetrated in the middle age. The altar is surprising by its modernity. A painting of the Virgin and the fantastic child.
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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.
  • Beautiful church and former monastery with catacombs.
  • Church and art in one go. Relaxing atmosphere.
  • A masterpiece of Romanesque art to visit if you're in Saône and Loire. For the tour, audioguides available at the nearby tourist office. Remarkable to see and review somewhere...
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  • What a beautiful place. The whole of the Abbey and of the collegiate church is magnificent. Very beautiful novel.
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