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Abbaye de Jumieges

Address: 24 Rue Guillaume le Conquerant, 76480 Jumieges, France
Phone Number: 02-35-37-24-02
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Jumieges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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253 reviews 253 reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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