HOSPITALITY / AN AGE-OLD TRADITION
‘On the reception of guests’ is the title of Chapter 53 of the Rule of St Benedict. This rule inspired the guiding principal behind Fontevraud. That’s to say that the tradition of hospitality is in the Abbey’s genes!
WELCOME / THE ART OF LIVING AND DELIGHTING!
Welcome and hospitality have a powerful historical link to the Saint-Lazare priory, where Fontevraud L’Hôtel is situated. A place of community living since its founding, it housed the nuns in charge of caring for lepers, before becoming a convalescence home, and then a hospital during Fontevraud’s penitentiary period…
Today Fontevraud L’Hôtel continues this tradition via an art of living and an art of receiving, to take care of and delight our guests. Better still, it has brought that hospitality right up to date!