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If you are renting a bicycle, make this a stop!

We stayed in La Flotte, and had a pleasant walk to the abbaye in the evening. It was a perfect... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Bill D
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Vancouver, Canada
Lovely

A 45 minute ramble along the coast from La Flotte lies the ruins of this old Abbey. This stands out... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
DerrickJS
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Esher, United Kingdom
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Route de la Flotte, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France
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All reviews short cycle bike ride stands proud ruined abbey well worth a visit ruins abbaye history poppies coast stroll
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In spring the poppy flowers that grow in the field before the abbey add an impressionistic touch to an already very charming tableau.

Thank Didier E
Reviewed May 20, 2018

We stayed in La Flotte, and had a pleasant walk to the abbaye in the evening. It was a perfect distance for an easy evening stroll. The grounds were easily accessible, and free to enter! The abbaye is beautiful as you approach it... we took...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

A 45 minute ramble along the coast from La Flotte lies the ruins of this old Abbey. This stands out proud above the flat lands of Ile de Re and it’s position just set back from the cliff edge amidst fields with Skylarks twittering around...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Visited here on a bike ride from La Flotte. Easy ride there and back via the shoreline. A very pleasant way to spend part of the morning. The ruins are certainly not Fountains Abbey or Riveaux Abbey but are very easy on the eye and...More

Thank Rog442
Reviewed September 22, 2017

One of the oldest ruins on the island and it's free! Nothing is free on the Ile de Re, everything is over priced - entry fees, food shopping or tastings; and I should know I've lived in France for 15 years.

Thank auntieshaz21
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Worth a stop and quick photo shoot- lovely herb garden within the walls of what was once an Abbey. Easy access for bikes and prams etc.

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Not much to say on this. It is easy to get to by bike or on foot from La Flotte, and when you get there you find the ruins of what was in its day a much larger structure. Imagination required!

Thank C B
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Short walk from La Flotte, unlike everything else in La Flotte this is not expensive, it's free and peaceful. Would be useful to have more info about the history. lovely setting.

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Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Lovely peaceful time to visit- the building glows in the light and the fields of wheat rustle in the breeze

Thank nedk
Reviewed June 8, 2017

This must be one of the most photographed spots in western France. As you drive by you cannot ignore the areas of brilliantly coloured poppies with the ruined abbey as a back drop. If you walk into the poppies it can be quite a psychedelic...More

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