Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

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Founded in 1101, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale remains the largest surviving monastic complex from the Middle Ages. The reclining effigies of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry II, and Richard the Lionheart offer a reminder of its close links with the Plantagenet kings. Converted into a prison between 1804 an 1963, it was then designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Loire Valley. Please see for more information. Put Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale into our Fontevraud-l'Abbaye trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye.
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  • This was well worth the travel time to get there and back from Angers. The main space has three cupolas and is HUGE. Amazing setting. Larger than many basilicas. The whole site is a historical...  more »
  • It was not just the Abbey itself, or its Plantagenet tombs, or its restored frescos, or the technology enhanced polychromed columns, or the tapestry exhibition from Samur, it was the wonderful meal...  more »
  • Worth visiting and not too expensive even if you are a big family! In case you don't take a guided tour you will be able to find out a lot about the place because it has digital displays and boards with descriptions and information. It offers a game for kids, so they can enjoy visit too. Toilets are very clean. Parking is quite big and very close to the abbey.
  • An interesting and historic visit. Lovely grounds and gardens. Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine buried at this abbey.
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