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Abbaye de Jumieges

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Address: 24 rue Guillaume le Conquerant, 76480 Jumieges, France
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+33 2 35 37 24 02
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09:30 - 13:00
14:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 13:00
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Beautiful old ruin

We visited the abbey during a recent river cruise. It is a romantic old ruin and our guide was able to tell us about how it would have been before it was torn down during the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
boaterlady
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the abbey during a recent river cruise. It is a romantic old ruin and our guide was able to tell us about how it would have been before it was torn down during the reformation. The site is very photogenic.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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716 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This abbey today is ruins with a gift store. It must have been really impressive before it was abandoned during the French Revolution. The final demise of the buildings occurred during World War II as a result of German bombing. There is restoration work in progress on the buildings.

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Thank JackofPBFL
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This abbey was consecrated in 1067 under William the Conqueror, although the abbey was originally founded in 654. It's been through good times, enjoying the patronage of the dukes of Normandy, and bad times (French Revolution) leaving it in it's current state of ruin. But these are gorgeous ruins! The grounds are green and lovely (perfect for picnicking) and there... More 

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Montana Rose
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900 reviews
420 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

What a wonderful place. We arrived about an hour before it closed. This is a photographers paradise. This old abbey is so beautiful from all angles. So much fun to wonder around in all the rooms, the grounds, the statues, the trees. Listen to the birds, sit and imagine the grandeur it once was. They are restoring small sections, so... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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124 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A short drive from where our ship docked in Caudebec is the 7th century ruins of the Jumieges Abby. Upon entering the grounds through the Gatehouse, you will see a facade with inner walls soaring up to the sky, between 2 towers. You can also see the massive columns that once supported this huge structure of a building. Scattered on... More 

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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is by far the most impressive Abbey I have ever seen, and at the time we went, there was a collection of photographic art displayed in the grounds which in itself was worth seeing. Lovely grounds and Abbots residence, with it's story told in all languages, and at just E6.50 p/p, well worth it.

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EXETER
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Michelin green guide rates this site 3 star, you can not argue with that rating. It is a truly romantic setting, located in a forested bend on the Seine. There is plenty of seating scattered amongst the ruins, so you are able to sit and enjoy the serenity of the site. There are no refreshments in abbey grounds, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Sadly much of the Abbey was dismantled after the French revolution but what remains is still staggeringly impressive.

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Steeple Morden, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Jumieges Abbey is a fascinating site. A very peaceful place to wander around and soak up the atmosphere.

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Thank Jan A
Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Highly recommend as a detour if you're nearby. It was truly stunning walking around and then just sitting at these ruins. The silence was addictive; there were people writing and painting on the site and I understand why. I could have stayed there all day.

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