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The Abbey of St. George in Boscherville

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The Abbey of St. George in Boscherville - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Seine-Maritime
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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.

Address12 Route de l'Abbaye, Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville
Telephone+33 2 35 32 10 82
Official sitewww.abbayesaintgeorges.fr

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The Abbey of St. George in Boscherville

The Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Georges de Boscherville, founded in 1113, is built on a hillside in a privileged site, which has preserved intact the quality of its landscape setting near the banks of the Seine.

The abbey church of purest Norman Romanesque style and the Chapter House were built in the 12th century. The convent building was rebuilt and restored in 1690, now houses the reception, shop and room for temporary exhibitions.

The monastic garden was restored in the spirit of the 17th century (it was created in 1680) and has all the characteristics of a utility garden: the garden flowers and herbs, the old orchard with many varieties and sizes, the flower beds. Their terracing having a central axis of the gardens of the Italian Renaissance and the symmetry of the flower beds evokes the look of formal French gardens. Halfway up, a surprising gnomonic (sundials) does not fail to interest visitors.

View of the marsh
View of the marsh
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Portal Abbey
Portal Abbey
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The transept
The transept
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Chorus
Chorus
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View on the flag of winds
View on the flag of winds
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The garden
The garden
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The vegetable garden in the fall
The vegetable garden in the fall
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The scented garden
The scented garden
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The Chapter House
The Chapter House
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Statue column
Statue column
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Overview
Overview
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