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Abbaye Saint-Philibert

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Address: Place de l'Abbaye, 71700 Tournus, France

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A masterpiece of Roman art.

The pure beauty of the site. It takes you totally, leaves you in awe. A highly spiritual place - even for an atheist.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The pure beauty of the site. It takes you totally, leaves you in awe. A highly spiritual place - even for an atheist.

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south wales, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Don't miss it and especially ....The crypt ! Wonderful architecture and atmosphere. Little town, very pretty.

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Beverley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This imposing building dominates the old part of Tournus. There is an exposed medieval floor and access to the upper floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

At the end of a guided tour from the river cruise ship MS A-Rosa Stella we came to this building with its incredibly high ceiling. We were fortunate that an organist was playing which raised the hairs on my neck. We so enjoyed our visit, we walked back in the afternoon for a second look. There is also an adjacent... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

When we are in France we will go out of our way to visit St Philibert. Architecturally speaking, this is my favorite church in the world. It's soaring columns support graceful Romanesque arches. The rose tint to the stone gives the interior a soft glow that is sublime. The pillars and walls have not be mucked up with later architectural... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Saint Philibert is absolutely stunning ; very high nave, owing to an unusual way of building the vaults ; interesting mosaics ; the organ, in a "swallow nest", is very beautiful to look at, and presumably to listen to, but I did not have the opportunity to hear it. One can access an attic abopve the nartex, behind the organ... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited the Abbaye Saint-Philibert a couple of weeks ago whilst taking a day trip to Tournus from Sennecey Le Grand. I was amazed at how huge the Abbey is and in particular the space above the main building which you can reach via a windy staircase. There are some beautiful chapels within as well as some interesting mosaics which... More 

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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I am ambivalent at best about visiting historical sites unless they're the classics of the great Italian cities or offer something fairly unique. But I allowed myself to be convinced to visit Tournus, and I'm glad I did. You'd have to be a heathen to find the architecture unimpressive. The pink stone and gorgeous stained glass windows give the interior... More 

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Louhans, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I love this roman style church, as it is very light and the architecture makes the building seem so fresh and delightful. It is in the center of the town of Tournus, very easily accessible and very well preserved. Everything in this church is adorable and thre is a lot of pieces of art to be seen, like the Madonna... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This old mediaeval town contains the beautiful abbey of Saint Philibert. Although it is about 1000 years old it is in good condition and it is possible to visit the crypt and go up the tower into a chapel above the main church. Also there is a beautiful cloister. You can reach this place by bus number 14 from Macon... More 

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Address: Place de l'Abbaye, 71700 Tournus, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Burgundy  >  Saone-et-Loire  >  Tournus

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