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Gardens with view

Gardens attached to the rather plain abbey are a delight. Terraces with either fruit and... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Jane C
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
1000 year old Abbey

Nice visit to an Abbey with a long and interesting history. Audio guides are free with admission... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2017
Allan R
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

You have to pay to enter the abbey itself but the parish church is free. Completely plain limestone interior is not unpleasant but I couldn’t discover whether it had always been like this or earlier decoration had been destroyed in French Revolution. Gardens are very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard G
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Gardens attached to the rather plain abbey are a delight. Terraces with either fruit and vegetables, or flowers, or grass with shady trees. Climb to the top for a grand view of the Seine and surroundings, whilst standing at the stone parapet or sitting under...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jane C
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Nice visit to an Abbey with a long and interesting history. Audio guides are free with admission fee, worth a visit if you are staying close by as we were.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Allan R
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to spend an hour or two. The Abbey itself was beautiful but we spent more time in the wonderful Gardens. Full of flowers as well as vegetables and an orchard. You can climb up to the top of the garden and see a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nancy R
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Both the Abbaye and the vast wonderful garden are worth the 6 euros each that you are charged to go in! We much enjoyed our visit and spent some time - most of a morning wandering around the well set of gardens on a steep...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kimlet
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Nice Abby in a quiet town, which was well worth a visit. Great little restaurant outside the Abby where we had lunch

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JseGuernsey
Reviewed July 29, 2017

This is well worth the trip - we've "done it" twice. Beautiful Abbaye and a really superb garden much of it given over to fruit and vegetables, yet still very lovely. The gardens are large, several acres, and there never seems to be more than...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We caught the bus out from Rouen. No 30 bus leaves from the espace metro bus at the southern end of Rue Jeanne d'Arc and cost €1.60 each way. It's 5-10mins walk from the Saint Martin de Boucherville bus stop into the village. Buses go...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

Our experience was spoiled by the fact that I could not get my electric scooter in either the shop/reception area or the Abbey Church, Very disabled unfriendly, come on get up to date.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

This is large and at first glance somewhat cold yet on closer inspection there are gorgeous capitals and attractive details that take this above a basic church visit to something more rewarding. In addition there is a really interesting garden that has been restored extending...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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