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Abbaye Royale de L'Epau

Route de Change, 72530, Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 84 22 29
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Tranquil

Well worth a visit if you are anywhere near Le Mans. Lots of walking nearby and easy access on the... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Dave H
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Devizes, United Kingdom
a peaceful place

beautiful although sometimes empty place but so quiet and peaceful ; exhibitions take often place... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
ABDN2
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Le Mans, France
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Well worth a visit if you are anywhere near Le Mans. Lots of walking nearby and easy access on the tram from the city

Thank Dave H
Caroline M, community manager at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Dave many thanks for your comment It's always a pleasure to get our visitors' feedback Hope to welcome you back in a near future in the Sarthe Département L'abbaye

Reviewed 19 December 2016

beautiful although sometimes empty place but so quiet and peaceful ; exhibitions take often place here which are worth the (cheap) fees of the visit ; currently, there is a wonderful exhibition of the work of the famous belgian cartoonists Peteers and Shuiten which should...More

Thank ABDN2
Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Many thanks for sharing your view on the abbey with us. Regarding the "emptiness" of the place, it's necessary to bear in mind that it's THE core principle of the cisterian monks. Best regards from Sarthe

Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a lovely place to visit, a haven of peace at the edge of Le Mans. The grounds are lovely to walk along and the river. The Abbey is beautiful and contains the effigy of its founder Bérengère de Navarre.

1  Thank Susan-Keefe
Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Susan-Keefe many thanks for this very kind message Best regards L'Epau

Reviewed 21 March 2016

There is not much to see here, since it has been stripped like a lot of French historical buildings. But the entrance price is very modest and you have to use your imagination to feel what life might have been like when the austere Cistercian...More

3  Thank eurotrippers
Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Eurotrippers we would like to thank you for your visit and your message Regarding your comment we'd like to mention that the cistercian monks were (and still are) a religious order for whom sobriety is paramount. The restoration of the building was done in...More

Reviewed 18 August 2015

Beautiful old abbey founded by Richard the Lionheart's wife and at present containing a really interesting art exhibition.

Thank LKB26
Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour LKB26 many thanks for your visit and your message Best regards L'Abbaye

Reviewed 13 August 2015

A must visit for French and English tourists interested in their countries history. This is a very impressive site, well restored and very well covered by either sign posting, written guides or digital guides. Don't miss the 'kitchen' area with it's impressive array of fire...More

1  Thank henshawgn
Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Henshawgn We would like to thank your for your visit and your message as well Regarding our prices (it includes the loan of tablet) and we provide a large range of various tariffs (family pass for instance 13€ for a group of 4 people)...More

Reviewed 16 December 2014

One of the King Richard (The Lion Heartwifes) from England has lived in this place. There is a grave in her tribute there (I''m not sure if her body is really there...). A visit guide is imperative to undestand how this was part of history...More

2  Thank Rinaldo_Filho
Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Rinaldo we would like to thank you for your visit and your message Our digital guided tour "The legacy of a Queen" is available (free of charge) via our internet site the best way to extend your visit Best regards L'Abbaye

Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you want to discover one of Le Mans' most charming place, there you have to go... The abbaye de l'Epau is well-conserved and you can walk throughout beautiful gardens... In addition, from the Abbaye you can reach a big park with animals form the...More

4  Thank Eaurelian
Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Eaurelian many thanks for your kind message Best regards L'Abbaye

Reviewed 26 July 2012

This is a trip out from town and not very much to see there. If you have seen an abbeys then this one is not worth the effort. It took us about 45 minutes to see and photograph all there was of interest.More

1  Thank Gagal
Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour Gagal we would like to thank you for your visit Regarding your comment e'd like to mention that the cistercian monks were (and still are) a religious order for whom sobriety is paramount. The Epau Abbey is a french "Monument Historique" due to its...More

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Devon England
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Reviewed 11 June 2003

A quiet resting place for Queen Berengaria, wife of Richard I (The Lionheart). But also, don't miss the tombs at Fontevrault. andrew@stainersmith.demon.co.uk

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Musee-24h, community manager at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, responded to this review

Bonjour many thanks for your visit and your message Best regards L'Abbaye

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doudoubleue
Bonjour Je souhaiterais connaître les tarifs au mois d'août . Merci d'avance
14 January 2017|
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Response from Caroline M | Property representative |
Bonjour Voici nos tarifs -le droit d'entrée est de 5,5€ pour un adulte (une tablette numérique est comprise dans le droit d’entrée) -tarif réduit (demandeur d'emploi, étudiant de moins de 30 ans, handicapé) : 4€ -Enfant... More
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