L'abbaye Royale

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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…

\ OPENING HOURS 

From April 2nd: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Exceptional closure :
on Saturday August 25 at 6 pm
Monday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 27

The ticket office shuts 30 minutes before the site closes.

\ 2018 RATES


SELF-TOUR

Full Price: 11 € 
Reduces Price: 7,50 €
Children (from 8 to 18) : 7,50 €
Partners : 9 €


FAMILY PRICE

2 adults and up to 5 children: 28 €

AUDIOGUIDED TOUR
Rates + 4,50 €


GUIDED TOUR (10.30, 11.30 am / 2.30, 3.30, 4.30 pm)
Rates + 4,50 €


TREASURE HUNT ON AN IPAD
Rates + 4,50 €


Fontevraud Le PASS

  • Free admission for 1 year
  • Discount concerts and performances
  • Exclusive events

More Informations

Individual Pass : 1 year = 14€ / 2 years = 26€

Duo Pass : 1 year = 26€ / 2 years = 50€

Family Pass  (2 adults and up to 10 children): 1 year = 35€ 

To get the PASS : ticket office or by e-mail to pass@fontevraud.fr

Visiting supplements (Guided Tour / iPad / Audio Guide) are not included in the PASS

FREE

  • Pass holders
  • Under 8 years old
  • Tour Guides
  • Disabled persons (not alone)

REDUCED RATES

  • Unemployed person (written proof less than 6 months)
  • Students with documentation

PARTNERS RATES

  • On presentation of a full price entrance ticket of the castles of Brézé, Montreuil-Bellay, Montsoreau, the castles of Langeais, Villandry, Rivau, Azay-Le-Rideau and the Royal Fortress of Chinon.
  • Cézam card holders

Accepted payment methods

Payment in cash (euros only) or by credit card

Services

Changing tables, loans of chairs for disabled people, luggage lockers, stationements bike

Dogs are allowed only if they are carried in a bag.

Languages spoken

FR et UK 

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