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Abbaye Saint-Philibert

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Address: Place de l'Abbaye, 71700, Tournus, France
Phone Number: 0385510376
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Only in Burgundy

I can imagine that the intendant of the Metropolitan Museum in New York would, apart from his budget for a few years, gladly give his left arm for an opportunity to take down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adolf P
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can imagine that the intendant of the Metropolitan Museum in New York would, apart from his budget for a few years, gladly give his left arm for an opportunity to take down this building brick by brick, ship it to the States, and re-assemble it in New York. The chances of that, however, are nil. This is an amazing... More 

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Filleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

If you get chance to visit it's well worth the visit .The crypt was open to the public , the renovation they have done are wonderful

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

this abbey is immense and stark but breathtakingly beautiful. It is surrounded by lovely shops; well worth a visit.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Fantastic Romanesque abbey in the heart of Tournus. Make sure you get an audio guide from the Tourist Information Office just opposite the front of the abbey so you don't miss anything.

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Thank Beth J
Littleton, Colorado
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Drove to 10th century church where they found floor mosaics in 2000. Funeral was just about to start, saw walked in and on raised platforms to see the wonderful mosaics

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We were realy happy to have time to visit this beautifull Roman Abbayeand litle bit sad , that we hadnt more time to see all.

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Durham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Tournus is a lovely town and you really should take the time to fully explore the abbey, including the crypt - take a flash so you can see what you're looking at in the dark downstairs :-) The abbey is a true delight, very peaceful, and the remains of the wall paintings and the original tiled floor behind the altar... More 

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Nice, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Fantastic example of Romanesque art from 11 & 12 century.Only surviving group of 12 century monastic buildings,and mosaics in Europe

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

After the stunning but very crowded hotel Dieu in Beaune this was an absolute haven of tranquility. Very few tourists ( even in the town) and a stunningly beautiful building with lovely cloisters. An audio guide is available (at a small cost) although entry is free Would definitely recommend

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Cortambert, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We have visited here a couple of times and feel the better for it. Simple and light and airy with soaring walls. Well worth a visit

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