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Beautiful old abbey founded by Richard the Lionheart's wife and at present containing a really interesting art exhibition.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful old abbey founded by Richard the Lionheart's wife and at present containing a really interesting art exhibition.

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Le Mans, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A must visit for French and English tourists interested in their countries history. This is a very impressive site, well restored and very well covered by either sign posting, written guides or digital guides. Don't miss the 'kitchen' area with it's impressive array of fire places. There is a nice cafe and sitting area. A little pricey but well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

One of the King Richard (The Lion Heartwifes) from England has lived in this place. There is a grave in her tribute there (I''m not sure if her body is really there...). A visit guide is imperative to undestand how this was part of history and its importance!

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Le Mans, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you want to discover one of Le Mans' most charming place, there you have to go... The abbaye de l'Epau is well-conserved and you can walk throughout beautiful gardens... In addition, from the Abbaye you can reach a big park with animals form the farm and countryside-related activities.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is a trip out from town and not very much to see there. If you have seen an abbeys then this one is not worth the effort. It took us about 45 minutes to see and photograph all there was of interest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2003

A quiet resting place for Queen Berengaria, wife of Richard I (The Lionheart). But also, don't miss the tombs at Fontevrault. andrew@stainersmith.demon.co.uk

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