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Saint Peter's Abbey of Solesmes

1 Place Dom Gueranger, 72300 Solesmes, France
+33 2 43 95 03 08
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Only the outside worth it

Very nice picture from down at the river of this abbey. Other than this.., not worth a visit. We... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
Moshe D
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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A week in the country

My wife and I spent 5 day here, guests of the Abbey, recuperating from a three day pilgrimage walk... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2017
mspled
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New York City, New York
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1 Place Dom Gueranger, 72300 Solesmes, France
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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Very nice picture from down at the river of this abbey. Other than this.., not worth a visit. We entered inside... just a plane church nothing unique or special. The smaller building/church is nicer and much more interesting so if you are there enter this...More

Thank Moshe D
Reviewed June 22, 2017

My wife and I spent 5 day here, guests of the Abbey, recuperating from a three day pilgrimage walk from Paris to Chartres. A quiet village with not much but peace, quiet, the abbey and a nunnery. Attend Vespers or Compline at the Abbey church...More

1  Thank mspled
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Solermes abbey has a long history of persecutions, but also played a significant role in the relaunching of the Benedictine Order in France and the revival of the Gregorian chant in the world. The public can admire the majestic buildings from the other bank of...More

3  Thank Lam N
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Great place to visit, but don't miss sung vespers by eth Monks- plainsong extraordinaire, at 5 pm each evening , but check time before you visit

Thank NorfolkJohnny
Reviewed June 27, 2016

We planned to visit here because it was about a 2 hour run from Mont Saint Michel. We were certainly not disappointed. The church has stunning three D. carvings of Biblical scenes.The town of La Fleche is nearby and even though it was a Monday...More

Thank Diana077
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Lovely little town where the abbaye is located. On their website you can see the times when the Gregorian monks will be chanting - it is worth a visit. You can visit the church and also take a boat trip out of Sable Sur Sarthe...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed May 12, 2016

The Abbey is very imposing and the setting on the river Sarthe is spectacular. The bridge is a very good place for taking photographs. We were not sure if we could go inside any of the Abbey and did not see any entrance signs, Our...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed October 5, 2015

I have never seen such beautifully carved statues. They are so lifelike that they took my breath away. There is so much history to absorb in these serene and tranquil surroundings. If you walk through the little gift shop there is a miniature replica of...More

Thank pauline c
Reviewed September 24, 2015

We love to attend Vespers and listen to the Gregorian Chant. The monks are welcoming and the setting is lovely.

Thank Susanne P
Reviewed August 10, 2015

The abbey is for the most part very simple but there are two delightful carvings in the north and south aisles that merit attention.The delight for me was listening to the service especially the Gregorian chants.Quite remarkable and unforgettable.

Thank glyn l
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