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Abbaye Saint-Philibert

Place de l'Abbaye, 71700 Tournus, France
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Tournus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Chester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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530 helpful votes 530 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
47 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This area of Burgundy has over 100 Romanesque churches and abbeys including Cluny and Taize but for us the highlight is the Abbey at Tournus. We agree with all the recent reviewers that it is a very special place. The setting is peaceful surrounded by the square and a honeycomb of old streets. The abbey has a pinkish hue and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This medieval abbey is well worth a visit. Ancient stonework plus beautiful modern stained glass windows. Romanesque architecture with Byzantine influences. Our whole party loved it. Incredible 12th century mosaics, super ugly gargoyles and the light went out in the crypt whilst we were down there adding to the atmosphere. There is clearly a vibrant local parish and this is... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited here with our two children aged 6 and 8. To be frank churches etc only really hold their attention for so long ... But this really is a gem. From the little mosaic at the end to the crypt underneath the church, there was plenty to hold their imagination and the adults enjoyed it too! Walking around the... More

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