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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We were travelling in our motor home and had decided to visit Rouen, we knew of this camp site just outside the city in a little town called Jumieges. After previously experiencing some bad service at this site we thought we would stay one night and then move on. We were pleasantly surprised when the owners greeted in a friendly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It was totally unexpected for us to find ourselves so close to the 11th century ruins of the Abbey: we just wanted to book a nice hotel close to Rouen where we can park a car and stay within close driving distance to the city. What a nice surprise was to see the Notre Dame ruins! They are spectacular! We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The fact that the site is for the biggest part in ruins contributes strongly to the feeling of the history that has gone by in the early ages. Particularly with the help of the 3D App on the iPAD (for rent at the entry) you get a good impression of the greatness this site must have had in those days.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Lovely location and rooms, breakfast rather pricey if you just want a croissant and coffee. Easy walk to get to the restaurant and the abbey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

You must spend at least half a day enjoying the grounds..sitting and watching the amazing "man-made" monument!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Definitely worth the 6E entry a lovely walk around and don't forget to go upto the house as it contains some wonderful art works

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

What a beautiful ruin. I took so many photos from different angles I didn't know when to stop. Please visit if you are near the area close to Rouen, lovely village, easy parking across the abbey and lovely picnic area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We did expect more from this "most beautiful ruin in France." After all we had spent an entire day at Fountains Abbey in the UK many years ago. It was lovely. It was also cold and windy with frequent drips of rain. The construction and reconstruction was done over centuries and we would have liked to better figure out what... More

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