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Abbaye de L'Epau

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Address: Le Mans, France
Phone Number: 0243842229
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There is not much to see here, since it has been stripped like a lot of French historical buildings. But the entrance price is very modest and you have to use your imagination to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2016
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

There is not much to see here, since it has been stripped like a lot of French historical buildings. But the entrance price is very modest and you have to use your imagination to feel what life might have been like when the austere Cistercian monks lived here. There is a tomb reputedly of Berengaria of Navarre, widow of Richard... More 

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Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Eurotrippers we would like to thank you for your visit and your message Regarding your comment we'd like to mention that the cistercian monks were (and still are) a religious order for whom sobriety is paramount. The restoration of the building was done in true respect of it We also would like to add that a digital guided tour... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful old abbey founded by Richard the Lionheart's wife and at present containing a really interesting art exhibition.

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Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour LKB26 many thanks for your visit and your message Best regards L'Abbaye More 

Le Mans, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A must visit for French and English tourists interested in their countries history. This is a very impressive site, well restored and very well covered by either sign posting, written guides or digital guides. Don't miss the 'kitchen' area with it's impressive array of fire places. There is a nice cafe and sitting area. A little pricey but well worth... More 

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Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Henshawgn We would like to thank your for your visit and your message as well Regarding our prices (it includes the loan of tablet) and we provide a large range of various tariffs (family pass for instance 13€ for a group of 4 people) Best regards L'Abbaye More 

Indaiatuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

One of the King Richard (The Lion Heartwifes) from England has lived in this place. There is a grave in her tribute there (I''m not sure if her body is really there...). A visit guide is imperative to undestand how this was part of history and its importance!

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Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Rinaldo we would like to thank you for your visit and your message Our digital guided tour "The legacy of a Queen" is available (free of charge) via our internet site the best way to extend your visit Best regards L'Abbaye More 

Le Mans, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you want to discover one of Le Mans' most charming place, there you have to go... The abbaye de l'Epau is well-conserved and you can walk throughout beautiful gardens... In addition, from the Abbaye you can reach a big park with animals form the farm and countryside-related activities.

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Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Eaurelian many thanks for your kind message Best regards L'Abbaye More 

Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is a trip out from town and not very much to see there. If you have seen an abbeys then this one is not worth the effort. It took us about 45 minutes to see and photograph all there was of interest.

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Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Gagal we would like to thank you for your visit Regarding your comment e'd like to mention that the cistercian monks were (and still are) a religious order for whom sobriety is paramount. The Epau Abbey is a french "Monument Historique" due to its outstanding state. We hope that this information will be helpful Best regards L'Abbaye More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2003

A quiet resting place for Queen Berengaria, wife of Richard I (The Lionheart). But also, don't miss the tombs at Fontevrault. andrew@stainersmith.demon.co.uk

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Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour many thanks for your visit and your message Best regards L'Abbaye More 

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