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Abbaye de Clairvaux

Rue de l'Abbaye Clairvaux, 10310, France
+33 3 25 27 52 55
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Interesting Historical Site

This Abbaye was a major medieval religious site, with many grand buildings, which was almost... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Deal, United Kingdom
Please, not for children

I expected more than I got. The guide ( only in French! ) said she had to tel two stories, one of... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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  • Terrible2%
6 Nov 2016
“Interesting Historical Site”
2 Aug 2016
“Please, not for children”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rue de l'Abbaye Clairvaux, 10310, France
+33 3 25 27 52 55

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

This Abbaye was a major medieval religious site, with many grand buildings, which was almost totally rebuilt by the church in the 18th Century before, only a few years later being closed down at the time of the French Revolution. Then the remaining buildings were...More

Thank KentishMan56
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I expected more than I got. The guide ( only in French! ) said she had to tel two stories, one of the abbey and one of the prison. It takes some planning: you have to take identification ( because of the prison) and you...More

2  Thank diana56
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

It's a working semi derelict prison Guided tour obligatory Crumpled A4 page for English tourists who don't speak French Coffee dispenser in waiting room reminiscent of inner city NHS NO FOOD Tour started late, couldn't wait to get out over an hour later Funniest bit...More

2  Thank John B
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Having walked from Canterbury I was looking forward to visiting the Abbey and prison. The museum was open and the guided tours all set and time-tabled. Arrived on time for the 11.30 tour having walked the few kilometres through the woods from Bar-sur-Aube. On arrival...More

4  Thank KentPelerin
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Clairvaux was one of the most important places in the Christian world during the Middle Ages, but don't expect to find any romantic ruins. After the French Revolution many abbeys were turned into prisons, and Clairvaux remains one today. Because of this there is high...More

2  Thank Ruffinit
Reviewed 10 July 2014

First time we came to Clairvaux, we did not visit,, since we were rather disappointed by the bad state of the buildings. This time, we bought tickets and had a guided tour. Though the abbey, historically seen is very important, do not expect to visit...More

Thank YolandeRousseau
Reviewed 6 April 2013

The original Cistercian abbey was founded by St. Bernard and all the original buildings were enclosed by a very long wall, which still exists, enclosing the 30 hectare site. There have been a lot of changes over the years and some of the buildings were...More

1  Thank Christine G
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We visited this abbey because we have a local link with Bernard of Clairvaux- one of his brothers founded a monastery in Wales. We went, expecting to see ruins of a Cistercian abbey, with the benefit of a recently restored vaulted area. As the tour,...More

1  Thank SouthWalesGareth
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