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The Fontevraud abbey

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The Fontevraud abbey - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire
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Founded in the 12th century and run by abbesses until the 18th century, Fontevraud Abbey, the burial place of the Plantagenets, used to be the most powerful monastic complex in France. Today, the royal abbey is a cultural centre where you can visit a 12th-century Romanesque abbey church containing recumbent effigies of the Plantagenets, the Grand-Moûtier cloister, a chapter house, refectory and remarkable Romanesque kitchens.

Fontevraud regularly hosts concerts, conferences and exhibitions.

Opening timesMonday: 09:30 AM – 07:00 PM   •   Tuesday: 09:30 AM – 07:00 PM   •   Wednesday: 09:30 AM – 07:00 PM   •   Thursday: 09:30 AM – 07:00 PM   •   Friday: 09:30 AM – 07:00 PM   •   Saturday: 09:30 AM – 07:00 PM   •   Sunday: 09:30 AM – 07:00 PM
Telephone+33 2 41 51 73 52
Official sitewww.fontevraud.fr

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The Fontevraud abbey

An exceptional site!

Cloister and bell tower (© Jean Espirat)
Cloister and bell tower (© Jean Espirat)
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Fontevraud Abbey
Fontevraud Abbey
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Kitchens and dining hall (© Jean Espirat)
Kitchens and dining hall (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave of the Church (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the Church (© Jean Espirat)
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Promenoir cloister (© Jean Espirat)
Promenoir cloister (© Jean Espirat)
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Cloister Garden church bell tower (© Jean Espirat)
Cloister Garden church bell tower (© Jean Espirat)
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Refectory of the Abbey (© Jean Espirat)
Refectory of the Abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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Roof kitchens (© Jean Espirat)
Roof kitchens (© Jean Espirat)
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Romanesque kitchens, the flue
Romanesque kitchens, the flue
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Gisants
Gisants
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