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Fontevraud-l'Abbaye - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.1817550 (N 47° 10’ 54”)
Longitude0.0495770 (E 0° 2’ 58”)
AltitudeFrom 37m to 114m
Surface area14.82 km²
Population1558 inhabitants
Density105 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (50 mi, 1h03)
Insee code49140
IntercommunalityCA Saumur Val de Loire
TerritoryAnjou, Loire Valley
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Couziers2.3 mi (9 min)
Montsoreau2.6 mi (8 min)
Candes-Saint-Martin3.8 mi (9 min)
Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne3.9 mi (7 min)
Saix4.2 mi (11 min)
Turquant4.3 mi (9 min)
Varennes-sur-Loire4.6 mi (11 min)
Roiffé4.7 mi (9 min)
Parnay5 mi (10 min)
Souzay-Champigny5.8 mi (12 min)
Morton6.3 mi (14 min)
Raslay6.5 mi (15 min)
Dampierre-sur-Loire6.6 mi (13 min)
Épieds6.6 mi (18 min)
Thizay6.7 mi (13 min)

Things to see and do

Located in the heart of the vineyards, Fontevraud Abbey is a site to visit. Founded in the 12th century, the largest monastic city of elegant architecture France declines in white limestone tufa stone. A monument erected by Robert ambitious Arbrissel which gave power to women choosing the outset to place an abbess at the head of this double order (monks and nuns). The cemetery contains the tombs of the kings of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites


Fontevraud Abbey
Fontevraud Abbey
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Kitchens Romanesque, the flue
Kitchens Romanesque, the flue
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Fontevraud Abbey (© JE)
Fontevraud Abbey (© JE)
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Inside the church (© JE)
Inside the church (© JE)
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Cloister of the Abbey (© JE)
Cloister of the Abbey (© JE)
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Cloister and church (© JE)
Cloister and church (© JE)
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Roof of kitchens (© JE)
Roof of kitchens (© JE)
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church and cloister garden (© JE)
church and cloister garden (© JE)
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Refectory of the Abbey (© JE)
Refectory of the Abbey (© JE)
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Sunday 16 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 29°C
Monday 17 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 29°C
Tuesday 18 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 27°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Domaine Saint-Hilaire, a golf course of 18 holes, in a park of 120 ha, 3 km from Fontevraud.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to a Combustion Engine museum
Culture and education3 € to 7 € Saumur (8 mi)
Wine cellar tour and tasting
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil (8.8 mi)
Saumur Forest Aventures leisure park
Nature and the great outdoors23 € Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent (9.6 mi)
Visit to an educational horse farm
Culture and education15 € Saint-Macaire-du-Bois (16.4 mi)
Dog sled ride
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 27 € Doué-en-Anjou (20 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Great Sacred Path
HikeEasy3h00Mouterre-Silly (14.3 mi)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minGennes-Val-de-Loire (17.4 mi)
Stack of Cinq-Mars
HikeEasy1h00Cinq-Mars-la-Pile (23 mi)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (24 mi)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (24 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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