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AnnaNLCH wrote a review Oct 2020
Haarlem, The Netherlands2,635 contributions157 helpful votes
These ruins are very impressive, very high. Take the flyer as it will give you a better idea of the lay out. I loved wandering around and imagening how it once was. The exposition is also nice.
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Date of experience: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
jefkette wrote a review Aug 2020
Brussels, Belgium58 contributions62 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Colin J wrote a review Feb 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom58 contributions8 helpful votes
As we were staying locally we were able to spend a while exploring the whole site which would appeal to many.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Iweinvanaalst wrote a review Dec 2019
Lille, Belgium528 contributions331 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
2 Helpful votes
Raquelle A wrote a review Nov 2019
New York City, New York323 contributions164 helpful votes
beautiful, tragic, historic, monumental ruins of a medieval abbey. One of the outstanding sites in Normandy, and worth 1/2 day.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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