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Open from March to November. The ruins of the abbey stand on the banks of the river Aulne, in a magnificent setting. The abbey was founded by St Guenole at the end of the 5th Century. It was burnt down by the Vikings in 913. Many times rebuilt, the...more
If you're staying on or near the Crozon peninsula, include a visit to the ancient Abbey of Landevennec. Before going into the Abbey (it cost us €6 each), have a wander through the village down to the estuary side. Lovely views and a walk along...More
I discovered this little gem by chance whilst surfing to find things to do on a rainy day. What a great surprise, the museum is actually really modern and interesting. Don’t wait for a rainy day to go 😉
Date of experience: April 2018
Ancienneabbaye, Gérant at Ancienne Abbaye de Landevennec, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your trip although the weather that day wasn't nice.
Thanks for your visit and we are looking forward to seeing you again.
I discovered the ancient links between Kells (Ireland) and Landevennec that I didn't know about. The very exhaustively documented exhibition of "on the footsteps of Brendan - sur les pas de Brendan" was a pleasure to go through.
Pity that this site is not accessible...More
We started our visit to Presqu'île de Crozon by heading to Landevennec (8km of the main road to Crozon, you can also combine the visit with a stop at the scenic view on the 'Cimetière des Navires' wich is indicated by a sign on the...More
Although not extensive, the abbey ruins are well explained and give you a good impression of what the abbey must have looked like. It's the setting that makes them special - overlooking a wonderful tidal inlet, with a little herb garden alongside.
The modern museum,...More
Situated at the head of a very pleasant inlet are the ruins of the ancient abbey. A pamphlet (in English) gives a good idea of what it was like in its heyday and there is a fascinating reconstructed herb garden. The museum is in a...More
There were two surprises - first that the museum and the abbey ruins were open on a Sunday (contrary to expectations). Second this was an excellent and unusually detailed explanation of archaeological methods: surveying, dating, analysis of finds, as well as very clear explanations at...More
Situated in a little village is this beautiful Abbey, where once Benedictine monks resided. There is a museum which is well laid out and informative but unfortunately most of it is in French( you do receive a pamphlet in English though!). The herb garden and...More
This ancient abbey is full of atmosphere and has been sympathetically preserved. The museum attached is modern and of a high standard. It deals with the history of the abbey and its times as well as monastic life. It has a separate annexe about the...More
Date of experience: July 2015
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Ancienneabbaye, Gérant at Ancienne Abbaye de Landevennec, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2015
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Indeed, 2015's temporary exhibition deals with sciences applied to archaeology. Visitors are invited to touch, examine and manipulate artefacts dating from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. The exhibition also includes animation movies,...More