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Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud - Things to Know Before Visiting

49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France

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About Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

The Royal Abbey of Our Lady of Fontevraud is one of the largest surviving abbeys dating from the middle ages, located in the village ofFontevraud-l'Abbaye, near Chinon, in the former French duchy of Anjou. From 1804 to 1963, the complex of monastic buildings acted as a prison. The Abbey is situated in the Loire Valley which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Attractions Near Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art
Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art3.95km from Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

The château de Montsoreau is s a Renaissance-style castle and a museum entirely dedicated to contemporary art.It located in the Loire valley, a UNESCO world heritage site.Numerous activities are coordinated during the year by the Art museum which includes temporary exhibits, conferences, and symposiums.

Château de Brézé
Château de Brézé8.34km from Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

Classified as a historical monument and located in Bréz in France, the "Château de Brézé" is a beautiful castle built between the 16th and 19th centuries. The galleries running under the castle are especially unique, creating a true underground fortress that can be visited. This collection of troglodytes is home to wine cellars, wine presses, a restaurant, a silkworm farm, etc.

Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers
Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers9.94km from Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

The Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers is a castle located in the town of Trois-Moutiers in the north of the Vienne department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. the castle was rebuilt in the 1870s in the Gothic Revival style. The surroundings are also arranged so that the building is surrounded by water, as at the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. One of the nice location which attracts a lot of tourists.

Château de Saumur
Château de Saumur12.68km from Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

Château de Saumur is a castle-palace situated in the Saumur town of France. It was the princely palace of the Dukes of Anjou in the 14th and 15th centuries and the residence of King René. There are collections of decorative and fine arts are displayed in halls located on the first floor of the castle.

Forteresse Royale de Chinon
Forteresse Royale de Chinon13.92km from Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

A majestic royal fortress which was Overlooking the River Vienne which was built by the Count of Blois. Used as a residence by Charles VII in the 15th century and also served as a prison in the 16th century. This beautiful building also has a museum that gives light to the history of this castle. This building is listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

Château d'Ussé
Château d'Ussé19.61km from Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

One of the most surprising castles in the Loire valley. originally built as a stronghold in the Middle Ages but developed over time to become a jewel of French architecture. The current chateau was constructed in the 15th and 16th centuries and later modified in the 17th century to give the elegant castle which is now the home of the Duke of Blacas and his family who lovingly preside over this enchanting place. It was classified as a monument historique in 1931 by the French Ministry of Culture.

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