L'abbaye Royale

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Visit

A SITE OF UNIQUE IMPORTANCE / SIMPLY TO BE EXPERIENCED

Fontevraud Royal Abbey is unrivalled in terms of its rich history, closely linked to the history of France and even of Europe. It is also unique in its configuration. You don’t need to know the entire history of Fontevraud to be able to appreciate the importance of this nearly thousand-year old site, part of the Loire Valley’s classification as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

THE MAIN PRIORY AND BEYOND / DIVE INTO THE HEART OF THE ROYAL ABBEY

From the moment you arrive you realise the unusual scale of the site: thirteen hectares of ancient buildings sitting within a lush landscape. At the heart of all this is the main priory, which links the Abbey’s most beautiful buildings – the magnificent abbey church, which overlooks the entire site, the Romanesque kitchens, the chapter house, the cloisters and their gardens regularly adorned by contemporary artworks, the great dormitory that permanently houses a work by Claude Lévêque …

The discovery doesn’t stop there. The Saint-Benoît area and the Saint-Lazare priory are perfect for a stroll, as are the gardens, where vegetables, herbs and fruit trees create the ideal landscape for reflection. Fontevraud Royal Abbey is a unique location for a multitude of experiences.

 

DISCOVERING THE ROYAL ABBEY / SO MANY WAYS TO VISIT

There are many different ways to visit the site: you can independently explore with a guidebook, take a guided or audio-guided visit, a family visit with a children’s trail treasure hunt an iPad, or a group visit for adults or school parties.  Finally there are our special ‘unusual’ visits to experience over the course of a day, or even at night…

 

RATES

The ticket office shuts 30 minutes before the site closes.
The Abbey is closed from 1 to 19 January and 25 December.

SELF GUIDED TOUR

Adults : 11 €
Reduced price : 7,50 €
Children (from 8 to 18): : 7,50 €

AUDIO GUIDED TOUR

Rates : + 4,50 €

GUIDED TOUR (IN FRENCH ONLY)

Rates : + 4,50 €

FAMILY PRICE

2 adults and up to 10 children : 28 €

TREASURE HUNT ON AN IPAD

Rates : + 4,50 €

 

FREE ENTRANCE

  • Children under 8
  • Disabled person with documentation.

People enjoying a free entrance have to pay 4,5€ to follow a guided tour or to rent an audio guide or an iPad.

REDUCED PRICE

  • Unemployed person
  • Students with documentation
  • With « 5 sites incontournables » ticket.

ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS

Payment in cash (euros only) or by credit card