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!
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!
The visit presents the overall history of the site, special-interest visits focus on the monastic or penitentiary periods.
1 hour with a guide : 40€ / pers. (2 pers. min.)
Free access 24 hours a day
Whilst it is no longer a chapel, the space is not exactly a bar either, rather an unlikely marriage of both. Having a drink in a place of heritage, a place for meeting and sharing, is the occasion to linger over a visit to the Abbey.
The Wine Bar
IEstablished in a vaulted hall of the 15th century, between the Cuisines Romanes and the Grand Refectoire, the Wine Bar offers a menu of sweet and savory snacks. A selection of wines made among the 7 wine appellations of Saumur, served by the glass or the bottle allows to discover the richness of the production of our terroir. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Events and seminars
Organise business meetings, a seminar, hold a gala dinner or celebrate a wedding in the shade of the Abbey Church, so many different experiences are possible in a unique setting … that of the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud!