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Abbaye Saint-Philibert

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Address: Place de l'Abbaye, 71700, Tournus, France
Phone Number: 0385510376
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Lovely medieval abbey with reclaimed roman mosaic floor, so light, peaceful & airy. A much visited highlight of the lovely walks around a charming town

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kevin J
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely medieval abbey with reclaimed roman mosaic floor, so light, peaceful & airy. A much visited highlight of the lovely walks around a charming town

Thank Kevin J
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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548 reviews
358 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 11th century cathedral built by Benedictine Monks is a must see, in fact it is one of the few places open on a misty Sunday Morning. The Abbey is beautiful both externally and internally. As well as the ancient artifacts there and modern versions of the cross that do not look out of place.

Thank Kevin F
Newcastle, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 11th century cathedral in Tournus is a must see. Don;t visit southern Burgundy without making a stop.

Thank 49er
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The architecture and stained glass windows of this heritage-listed Abbey are well worth a visit. Spend a little longer absorbing the atmosphere in this beautiful space.

Thank cachoo
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A grand Romanesque cathedral built by Benedictine monks, incredible architecture, with beautiful stain glassed window. Go up the winding staircase, to the upper level, and have an awesome view of the church from the choir/organ floor. Really magnificent church & the adjoining abbaye, where they have art exhibits, concerts, etc. depending on the tine of the year. Captures, I felt... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I was disappointed in the Abbaye, I think I had expected it to be something spectacular because of all the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. It is free entry and parking cost 2 euros. There are lots of cafes and restaurants in the town to stop for lunch or a drink afterwards and there was also a shop in the town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

stunning art , well worth the visit and worth spending a little time to really explore the Abbaye and its history - also puts on music recitals in the evening and the new priest is very keen on his bell ringing !

Thank SGS2fish
Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

Thank Jean L
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.

Thank sn0wdr0ps
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.

Thank NeilMacL

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