Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites
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9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Ses tours blanches, qui s’élèvent à presque 50 mètres au fond d’une boucle de la Seine, créent toujours la surprise et l’admiration du visiteur. Sa destruction, au XIXe siècle, lui a valu le nom de «plus belle ruine de France» et l’image d’un site à ciel ouvert fortement marqué de romantisme. L’abbaye de Jumièges est un des plus anciens et des plus importants monastères bénédictins de Normandie. S’il ne reste aucun vestige apparent de l’époque de sa fondation au VIIe siècle, sa visite est une traversée de 9 siècles d’architecture, du IXe au XVIIe siècle. L’abbatiale Notre-Dame, principale église de l’abbaye, en est le fleuron, et un exemple exceptionnel d’architecture romane normande.
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Salu
Texas City, TX256 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A beautiful Abbey ruins. Definitely worth the visit. Entry fee is 7 euro a person. Visit the grounds at your pace. There is a museum up the hill open till 1pm. Current exhibition runs thru May 21. Tourist office is near by across the street but closed during lunch hours. Not much places to eat and those that were open served simple meals. Public toilets near Tourist office/Post Office. Plenty of parking nearby but only for 2 hrs max so we think.
Written May 8, 2023
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Rock R
New York City, NY73 contributions
Sep 2021
Had never heard of Abbaye de Jumieges but it wasn't far from Rouen and not much out of the way from Rouen to Etretat, where we were spending the night. It was well worth the visit. The ruins of this 8th century Abbey are amazing. Some say it is the most beautiful ruin in France. The ruined Abbey is beautiful, not many people visit, but should. The grounds are also beautiful. There is a 3D app of the Abbey that you can view before you go.
Written October 18, 2021
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jefkette
Brussels, Belgium66 contributions
Aug 2020
Superb place with monumental ruins. We also visited the exposition. The place is quiet, well maintained. The price was very affordable taking into account the fact that we did not pay for the kids. If you have time, try to cross la Seine with one of the boat.
Written August 24, 2020
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Iweinvanaalst
Lille, Belgium573 contributions
Dec 2019
Jumièges abbey was founded by Saint Philibert in 654 and abandoned by the monks in 1790. Its buildings served as a stone quarry until 1853 when the Lepel Cointet family purchased the ruins and stopped the degradation.

Visitors can discover the ruins of the late eight century Saint Peter Church and the eleventh century Church of Our Lady with thirteenth century choir with the help of an information leaflet, a guidebook and a tablet with 3D images.

The cloister square and the monks’ quarters have entirely disappeared. Wall fragments remain of the sacristy, the chapter house and the provision room / guest quarters.

Jumièges abbey is highly acclaimed in several travel guides (Michelin, Trotter) but I fail to see why. The ruins are not all that extensive and their stonework is not intricately carved.

If you are in the area you can make a short stop here for some atmospheric pictures and perhaps a picknick but I would not go out of my way for this attraction.
Written December 5, 2019
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Three Suitcases J
Sacramento, CA144 contributions
Jun 2019
I hadn't read very much about Abbaye de Jumieges before deciding to stop here on a day trip from Rouen. It was a suggested highlight in a couple of guidebooks, but nothing said it was a must-see. I'm glad my friend and I made the decision to visit.

The weather was rainy when we visited, and I think that definitely added to the appropriately eerie ambience of our self-guided tour. I would love to go back and spend more time with an actual tour guide to learn more about specific pieces of the building's history, but the brochures were very informative. I'd recommend going to anyone who's in the Normandy area.
Written August 31, 2019
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Danielle Whitby
St Helens, UK109 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Without a doubt one of our favourite places when in this area of Normandy.
Idyllic grounds, relaxing and immaculately looked after, the ruins are impressive and you can spend as long or as little there. There are facilities, lovely gift shop, and large games - Chess and Draughts on the lawn.
Guided tours available but not necessary.

Over the road is a picnic area, as they prefer you not to eat inside.
Written August 8, 2018
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PouletteParis
Vilnius, Lithuania182 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
The site is breathtaking and the ruins are immense. Such a tragedy that the abbey was turned into a quarry following the French Revolution... Take your time to fully explore the site, including the museum/art space in the former abbot's residence.
Written July 21, 2018
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C490TTlizc
Toronto, Canada63 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
This abbey was consecrated in 1067 under William the Conqueror, although the abbey was originally founded in 654. It's been through good times, enjoying the patronage of the dukes of Normandy, and bad times (French Revolution) leaving it in it's current state of ruin. But these are gorgeous ruins! The grounds are green and lovely (perfect for picnicking) and there are art installations scattered throughout. When we were there, there was a great photography exhibit. It would be a great spot to let kids run around while the adults enjoy the history. It wasn't crowded at all when we were there. I wish we'd had time to follow the Seine and explore this area further.
Written April 6, 2017
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kenl461
British Columbia, Canada2,271 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
A short drive from where our ship docked in Caudebec is the 7th century ruins of the Jumieges Abby.

Upon entering the grounds through the Gatehouse, you will see a facade with inner walls soaring up to the sky, between 2 towers. You can also see the massive columns that once supported this huge structure of a building.

Scattered on the grounds are chairs where you can sit & imagine what the Abby looked like back in the day, rest & just enjoy the tranquillity of the site.
Written October 28, 2016
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NeilHoskins
Aylesbury, UK21 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
"La France en Vacances" temporary photography exhibition absolutely made my stay. It included Henri Cartier-Bresson plus a load of other people who I hadn't previously heard of. The abbey itself is also very photogenic and a beautiful spot.
Written August 5, 2016
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  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM