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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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Abbaye Saint-Philibert Reviews
Shirley DOctober 3, 2017
j'ai visité l'abbaye en février elle est tout simplement magnifique, on peut monter à l'étage et l'entrée est gratuite more »I visited the Abbey in February it is all just beautiful, you can go upstairs and entry is free
Mark and Wils BSeptember 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 »
Gérard PSeptember 24, 2017
Impressionnante par ses dimensions et très bien conservée. Derrière le cœur un chemin surplombe d’étonnantes mosaïques de 12e siècle. Pour ceux qui le peuvent, descendre à la crypte est un instant sur... more »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.
Jean PapworthAugust 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.
Markus AkertMay 9, 2017
Beautiful church and former monastery with catacombs.
Martin PostmaAugust 21, 2016
Church and art in one go. Relaxing atmosphere.
Alexandre doglioniJuly 20, 2017A spiritual place with a soul. Beautiful Abbey. Visit.
Willi LuntzerJune 3, 2017Former 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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