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Abbaye Saint-Philibert

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

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A great church to visit, if you don't like visiting churches!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Chamonix, France
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Chamonix, France
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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126 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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78 helpful votes 78 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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99 helpful votes 99 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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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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