The Abbey of St. George in Boscherville (Abbaye Saint-Georges de Boscherville), located in Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville near Rouen, is one of the most remarkable religious monuments in Upper Normandy. Set within the natural site of the Seine Valley, on the edge of Roumare forest, this spectacular building was erected in the 12th century on the site of a pagan temple by the de Tancarville family.
Its beautiful architecture, typical of the Norman Romanesque style, earned it four listings as a Historic Monument (Monument Historique). You can admire the sumptuous reception hall, the kitchens and dormitories of the monastic building, the abbey church with its clean lines, and the chapter house in pure Norman Gothic style, containing unique statues.
The gardens, remarkable for their architecture with four terraces, have been reconstructed according to a 17th-century plan. They combine vegetables and plants in a harmoniously composed array of colours. From the Pavilion of Winds (Pavillon des Vents), you can admire the chevet of the abbey church and enjoy a superb view of the valley!
A range of activities are on offer, such as the scavenger hunt or the enigma of the Salamander, so all the family can learn more about this ideal place for lovers of old buildings, history and heritage.
|Address||12 Route de l'Abbaye, Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville|
|Telephone||+33 2 35 32 10 82|