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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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Jumieges a former Benedictine Abbey

Considered one of the most ancient and important monasteries in the western world! You can just imagine its grandure in its time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Considered one of the most ancient and important monasteries in the western world! You can just imagine its grandure in its time.

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Well worth the entrance fee of €6.50, children free, the beautiful grounds and sheer stature of this site are so impressive and it is a stunning place to explore, photograph and wonder at the history.

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Jumieges was destroyed after the revolution then quarried for stones. What's left is an impressive set of ruins. They have been cleaned up and access is now straightforward and safe. They have outdoor art installations. A couple are decent, for example Chris Drury's 'Window on Blood and Water', but most of them aren't worth the extra time. Enjoy the ruins... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A very pretty ruin in the French countryside. We spent and hour or so looking around and if we'd had time we would have stayed longer and perhaps had a picnic in the beautiful grounds. It is described as one of the hidden jewels of France and I'd agree. Not a great place for kids...but nice if you like architecture... More 

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Las Cruces, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It is hard to believe that a ruined Abby and church could be so inspiring Jumieges really is! We made the visit on an excursion from a Paris Normandy Paris river cruise. We took it sort of as an afterthought and I'm glad we did. Well technically a ruin, there is enough left of the Abbey to be truly inspiring.... More 

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Benalmadena, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My son and I visited this stunning ruin thinking it would be a quick in and out and we stayed for about 3 hours. We had an awesome time looking at this architectural brilliance, our eyes were non stop with the none stop intake ! You could quite easily sit for a good few hours and soak up the past... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

On a river cruise with Avalon Waterways (Paris & Normandy Landing Beaches itinerary) we took a tour of the abbey ruins. Honestly, we were told that it was one of the finest ruins in all of France and I believe they were right!! Don't miss it. They provide washrooms- they are in the gift shop/entrance. The ruins is still gigantic... More 

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Kent, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the ruins of the Abbaye de Jumieges. Knowing little of the site, we saw it listed in our Michelin green guide and detoured from our route to Rouen to see it. The ruins are beautiful in and of themselves, but they also hint at the power and size of the abbey in its prime.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I recently spent the better part of a day wandering through the ruins of the Abbaye de Jumièges, which Victor Hugo called "... the most beautiful ruin in France." Originally built in the year 654 a.d., it was subsequently destroyed by the Vikings, and later during the Hundred years War. After the French Revolution, the abbey was cannibalised for its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped here while driving from Rouen to Honfleur. Most of the Abbey is in ruins and France has elected to leave it this way. It's a beautiful site and well maintained. There is a nice restaurant across from the entrance that had a great lunch.

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