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Abbaye Saint-Philibert

Address: Place de l'Abbaye, 71700 Tournus, France
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Tournus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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Toulouse, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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150 reviews 150 reviews
127 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have visited Abbey of St. Phibert of Tournus on 29 September. It was a well preserved fortress-like Romanesque church with many interesting features. The abbey was composed of a group of buildings, of which the most remarkable was its church built between the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The Abbey of Saint Philibert was considered as one of the oldest... More 

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Vaduz
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121 reviews 121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You will surprised by the monumental evidence of this Abbey and its cloyster. Very well kept and restored.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Don't be fooled by admission charge, this is for an audio guide but you can just go in the abbey f.o.c. Very well kept abbey and worth a look inside.

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Richmond, Virginia
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290 attraction reviews
564 helpful votes 564 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been to scores of Abbeys and found that this one made a big initial impression and then continued to grow on me. The mosaics are quite good as is the ship of the cathedral. Around every corner is something else to catch your eye and fancy.

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Rome, Italy
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50 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a very well maintained building in a beautiful setting and has lots of history, its completely free access and although very plain is a very impassive building, the stained glass looks really well with the bare stone.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is a lovely Abbaye, very peaceful and quiet, don't miss the rest of the town. Cafe and shops nearby are also worth visiting. the mosaics behind the altar are also worth viewing.

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Auckland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Have visited and revisited this abbey 6 to 8 times over 20 years. remarkable for its age and presence. Charming mellow pinkish cream stone inside. Fabulous accoustics. Creepy crypt. Getting a little sad and tired? Could do with a good dusting down. Rather tiresome, but not scary, beggars have appeared too. If visiting please remember to pay a contribution to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The tourist center across from the Abbaye was extremely helpful. Thanks to a handset,I took the walking tour in my own language. I was amazed at the freedom that I had to explore all the floors on my own including the crypt. The building is historically beautiful and very interesting. Tournus is a charming little town. The information center also... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

quaint place to visit. Loved the walk tour the helpful guy in tourist centre gave us. Plenty of photographic opportunities

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