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Abbaye de Jumieges

24 Rue Guillaume le Conquerant, 76480 Jumieges, France
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Jumieges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The ruins of the main abbey building at Jumieges are certainly impressive - but there is not a lot else to see. France has many ruined abbeys and this would not rank in my top 10. Worth a look if you are passing by but not a special effort.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

According to the guidebooks, this is supposed to be the most beautiful ruin in France. Granted, I haven't seen many others in the country, but I have seen quite a lot of ruined castles and churches elsewhere. The abbey in Jumieges beats them all, hands-down. It's got great atmosphere, lots of photo opportunities and a really rich history. Definitely worth... More

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Metheringham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Found a wonderful small shop that sold all sorts of goodies. It was open on Sunday and sold beautiful roast chickens. The lady also put in a huge joint of pork while we we looking. She doesn't speak English, so you need to know some basic French. But that said the chicken was delicious and the fruit too. A real... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Firstly, a hint for getting there: from the A13 (junction 25), head north & then follow signs to Jumièges via the (free) boat over the Seine which avoids going the long way round. It was well worth paying €5 to rent the I-Pad for all the extra information it gave. The I-Pad gives audio commentaries, pictures and a 3D, 360°... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A short 30-40 min car ride from our hotel in Rouen. The Abbey itself is in ruins but beautiful none the less. It's well worth a visit just for the surroundings. If you go there by bike or car I recommend to take a detour on your way home and checkout the scenery. We took the Chemin du Halage by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I revisited for the first time in 40 years, well worth it. The great white ruins rise above this flat peninsula surrounded by the Seine, dominating the landscape. Both the free leaflet and the guidebook available from the ticket office do an adequate job of pointing out the key points, but the real glory is seen by stepping up into... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Michelin gives it 3 stars. It all has to do with the historical importance. But the abbey itself was completely destroyed. There are only few ruins left and these are not too impressive. The place is not easy to get to and for those like myself who prefer to see actual architecture rather than be told how great it used... More

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Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Unlike the abbey of nearby St. Martin de Boscherville, which for a large part has been restored and still is functional as a church, Jumièges is a ruin - but well maintained, and with a beautiful park around it. Even with a rollator, you fairly easily can gain access. The visitor's shop at the entrance gives highly adequate information.

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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Although ruined, there is enough of the Abbey left to get a feel for how it used to be. It was a very important, huge Abbey, with the Abbot accompanying William the Conquerer to Hastings. You are able to borrow iPads that you can point at parts of the building that recreates how it was - fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great ruin and should be a must see if you are in the area. Used the 3D iPad which you can hire and shows you what the Abbaye looked like when it was complete.

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