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Stand in the Abbey to appreciate its beauty

Douai is a spiritual experience so if you are not that way inclined then I am not sure of the value... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Brian M
London, United Kingdom
Peaceful retreat

Just stayed for a night here as wanted to experience the Abbey and attend the services. Enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
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23 Aug 2017
“Stand in the Abbey to appreciate its beauty”
23 Jul 2017
“Peaceful retreat”
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Douai is a spiritual experience so if you are not that way inclined then I am not sure of the value in travelling a long distance to look at the building. There is no coffee shop or restaurant for casual visitors. The best way to...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Just stayed for a night here as wanted to experience the Abbey and attend the services. Enjoyed vespers and matins with the beautiful singing, a very peaceful calming place. Accomodation is comfortable and food good. We chose to eat supper with the monks which was...More

1  Thank geraldineod
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Booked a day here, to include lunch and really enjoyed it. Had a chat prearranged with one of the monks. It was a peaceful tranquil place and the lunch was lovely. You could have lunch with the monks or in the cafeteria, I decided to...More

1  Thank Unique66
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The stained glass windows are stunning, lots of soft colours, atmosphere is spiritual and soothes the senses. Enjoy the soaring tall space.

Thank casabria
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Our family come here sometimes for Sunday mass. I always find this place full of peace and calmness. I have never had any chance to attend workshop or retreat, however my wife does go there for concerts, which she cannot praise high enough, so I...More

Thank MartinKck
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was here for 2 days on a training course and stayed overnight. The abbey is impressive and lovely to listen to the chanting. The conference facilities are good. The accommodation is simple yet clean and comfortable. At night the whole area is so quiet...More

Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed 15 November 2016

My daughter played in a concert here and I was really charmed by the Abbey. A beautiful place to visit and imbibe the atmosphere. Quiet and tranquil. If you are more active you can take in some of the local walks.

Thank FoodyFromReading
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Spent a day here. Tranquil,place. Food was lovely. I spent time in the library room and gardens. I had lunch with the monks and that was a lovely experience, very quiet. Could have had dinner in the restaurant, there is a choice as to where...More

Thank Unique66
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The abbey church is a peaceful place to be and is set in a very nice setting. Concerts in the abbey are well worth attending

Thank Irene N
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I am Blessed to live locally, so enjoy an early morning mass often. I've also enjoyed a retreat here recently, the food was yummy and the Abbey very welcoming.

Thank Sue S
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