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Ancienne Abbaye de Landevennec

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Interesting and intriguing!

If you're staying on or near the Crozon peninsula, include a visit to the ancient Abbey of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Totnes, United Kingdom
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Amazing museum

I discovered this little gem by chance whilst surfing to find things to do on a rainy day. What a... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Villers-la-ville, Belgium
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1 week ago
“Interesting and intriguing!”
2 Apr 2018
“Amazing museum”
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
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Place Yann Landevenneg, 29560 Landevennec, France
+33 2 98 27 35 90
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brutonmary
Ancienneabbaye, The staff at Ancienne Abbaye de Landevennec, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your nice comment. We are very happy that you could catch the atmosphere of the ruins of Landevennec’s old abbey. You are right, there is no catering on site unfortunately. However there is a coffee shop as well as a...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

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
Thank SigiL
Ancienneabbaye, Gérant at Ancienne Abbaye de Landevennec, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear SigiL, 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.

Reviewed 2 November 2016

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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Christine I
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank fifytyplus
Reviewed 8 May 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Paula N
Reviewed 22 September 2015

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

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Suvieve
Reviewed 16 August 2015

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
Thank Adelene C
Ancienneabbaye, Gérant at Ancienne Abbaye de Landevennec, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2015

Dear Mister, Thank you for sharing your opinion to our trip advisors readers. 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

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