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Royaumont Abbey

Hameau de Baillon, 95270 Asnieres-sur-Oise, France
+33 1 30 35 59 00
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A wonderful place to visit and learn how monks lived a few centuries ago

The structure was built in the 13 century, not all of it remains, but the main components are well... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2017
Anand P
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Very beautiful structure with a rich history. Reserve a guide to walk you through and ask to see... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2017
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Royaumont Abbey was founded in 1228 by Louis IX, the future Saint Louis, with the support of his mother, Blanche of Castile. Richly endowed by the king, who enjoyed spending time there, the Abbey achieved great renown in the 13th century. In the 1930s, Henry Goüin decided to open Royaumont to struggling artists and intellectuals. The project was made permanent 26 years later, in 1964, with the establishment of a foundation, the Fondation Royaumont (Goüin-Lang) pour le Progrès des Sciences de l'Homme. Thus in the course of the 20th century, having previously served as a monastery, a textile factory, a village and a noviciat, the Abbey was transformed into an important venue for gatherings of several generations of French and foreign intellectuals working in the humanities and music, and eventually became an internationally renowned centre of artistic research, training and production.
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Hameau de Baillon, 95270 Asnieres-sur-Oise, France
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

The structure was built in the 13 century, not all of it remains, but the main components are well maintained. Take a guided visit. Several events are organized all through the year. Have a look at their website. Accessible by road only.

Thank Anand P
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Very beautiful structure with a rich history. Reserve a guide to walk you through and ask to see the Chapter room which is now used as a library. The guide is also helpful in explaining the story behind the demolition of the church. We could...More

Thank kielar
Reviewed December 19, 2016

You need a car to get there because it's really hidden in the country. But if you like old stones, you'll find some good History there. You should book in advance to hire a guided tour ( available in English). Please note that the Abbey...More

1  Thank Bruno_Cohen
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful conference / hotel in the "cheateauform", which basically means a jaw dropping location with gluttonously wonderful cuisines that you are treated as if it is your second home. - food was exceptional! - wine was fantastic - bonus points for Lagavulin!...More

1  Thank Brion R
Reviewed August 25, 2016

The site is beautiful, but you get to see only a little of what it actually is. The most is closed to visit, reserved as a location to private expensive events. The part you can visit is also used as a location for artistic events....More

1  Thank regency230
Reviewed June 25, 2016

I stayed for two days for a work-related meeting. From beginning to end the experience was full of fun and discovery. Hosts and staff were consummate professionals attending to our needs with utmost attention and discretion. Food and catering quality and standard was excellent. Not...More

Thank Magentalee
Reviewed December 24, 2015

A friend of mine booked the place for her wedding. The abbaye has a lot of charm and is very pretty.

Thank Mi S
Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stayed at the abbey for two days on a business seminar. Fabulous place, well preserved and maintained. Do get the guided tour to hear all the stories about it.

Thank kamen a
Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stayed at the abbey for two days on a business seminar. Fabulous place, well preserved and maintained. Do get the guided tour to hear all the stories about it.

Thank kamen a
Reviewed October 21, 2014

It is worth taking one of the guided tours around the place - the stories are interesting. There is a small cafeteria for those who wish to eat on site.

1  Thank Seasondtraveller
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StephFromCanada
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Honorine R | Property representative |
Hello, Which "music conference" your son is attending to in august? If he is an intern following a training course, he will be hosted in Royaumont Abbey. Thanks in advance. Honorine from Royaumont Foundation
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