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Abbaye de Jumieges

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Address: 24 Rue Guillaume le Conquerant, 76480 Jumieges, France
Phone Number: 02-35-37-24-02
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Ruins that are alive

One of several Abbies along the Seine River in Normandy that are all worth visiting. This one however is the jewel in the crown. The ruins are well preserved and give one a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Leland, North Carolina
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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

One of several Abbies along the Seine River in Normandy that are all worth visiting. This one however is the jewel in the crown. The ruins are well preserved and give one a sense of the beauty before they were razed following the French Revolution. There is a sense of drama in the ruins and the wild flowers that grow... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It's like an old Romantic painting, or even a (beautiful) horror film. Gorgeous ruins and grounds; really feels like you're walking through history.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Off the beaten track but well worth the trip. Built almost 1,000 years ago - just imagine! - the ruins of the Abbey have been preserved for us to enjoy. Free parking on the opposite side of the road that runs in front of the gatehouse. Juminges is about a half hour drive from Rouen and about 45 minutes from... More 

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Heathfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The scale of the ruins is impressive and can be seen for miles. For added enjoyment use one of the Seine ferries - bacs - to get there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A beautiful abbey in an equally beautiful town. The ruins are quite breathtaking and bring alive how life and times would have been during its existence.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You can tour the ruins of an old abbey here. It was built in 654, destroyed a few times, and ultimately destroyed in the French Revolution. It is a really neat site here. You can walk all around the ruins and inside what is left. When you are standing facing the front of the abbey, walk towards the back into... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Grey stone ruins, an early morning mist, and an overcast sky combined to create a truly memorable visit to L'Abbaye de Jumieges in Normandy. Several of my favourite photos from a two-week tour in France were snapped at this venue. First founded in 654, the former monastery was extended in the 13th, rebuilt in the17th, and finally now protected as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Found this Michelin guide 3 star attraction as we were looking for day trips from Etretat. Beautiful and the ipad guide (only 5 Euro) is very well done. As another reviewer noted, you can view what the abbey looked like in its day. Audio commentary and photos also included. The Abbey closes at lunch time so it's good to get... More 

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The largest ruined abbey in Normandy.6 euro entrance and worth every cent. Very good printed guide and clear explanatory display boards. There is a very good exhibition in the Abbots residence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The ruins of this abbey can be visited hiring an ipad from the cashier, which has a information on it, but also shows you how the churches, cloister, gardens etc would have looked like in its original state. This is the first time we had the opportunity to use such an app, and it made the visit of a ruin... More 

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