Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Route Planner
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Apr-Oct: 9.30am-7pm; rest of year: 9.30am-6pm


Last resting place of the Plantagenets, the Abbey of Fontevraud is one of the most important monastic sites in Europe. Don't miss the vast 12C church and the Plantagenet tombs in its chancel, the 16C wall paintings in the chapter house of the Ste-Marie cloister, the 12C St Benoît's Chapel and the amazing Romanesque kitchen. Since 1975, the abbey has been a residential centre for the creative arts, where the Centre Culturel de l'Ouest organises various concerts and exhibitions.


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    201 m - allée Ste-Catherine, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
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    216 m - 38 rue St-Jean-de-l'Habit, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
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    10.6 km - 94 route de Montsoreau, 49400 Saumur