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Address: Hameau de Baillon, 95270 Asnieres-sur-Oise, France
Phone Number: +33 1 30 35 59 00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Royaumont Abbey was founded in 1228 by Louis IX, the future Saint Louis,...

Royaumont Abbey was founded in 1228 by Louis IX, the future Saint Louis, with the support of his mother, Blanche of Castile. Richly endowed by the king, who enjoyed spending time there, the Abbey achieved great renown in the 13th century. In the 1930s, Henry Goüin decided to open Royaumont to struggling artists and intellectuals. The project was made permanent 26 years later, in 1964, with the establishment of a foundation, the Fondation Royaumont (Goüin-Lang) pour le Progrès des Sciences de l'Homme. Thus in the course of the 20th century, having previously served as a monastery, a textile factory, a village and a noviciate, the Abbey was transformed into an important venue for gatherings of several generations of French and foreign intellectuals working in the humanities and music, and eventually became an internationally renowned centre of artistic research, training and production.

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Beautiful and interesting

It is worth taking one of the guided tours around the place - the stories are interesting. There is a small cafeteria for those who wish to eat on site.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2014
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful conference / hotel in the "cheateauform", which basically means a jaw dropping location with gluttonously wonderful cuisines that you are treated as if it is your second home. - food was exceptional! - wine was fantastic - bonus points for Lagavulin! - Gracious and endearing owners/hosts - Historical but well appointed rooms

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The site is beautiful, but you get to see only a little of what it actually is. The most is closed to visit, reserved as a location to private expensive events. The part you can visit is also used as a location for artistic events. This can be annoying as it disturbs the visit. When we visited there was a... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I stayed for two days for a work-related meeting. From beginning to end the experience was full of fun and discovery. Hosts and staff were consummate professionals attending to our needs with utmost attention and discretion. Food and catering quality and standard was excellent. Not all staff were comfortable in English language, but we found a way to understand each... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

A friend of mine booked the place for her wedding. The abbaye has a lot of charm and is very pretty.

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Thank Mi S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Stayed at the abbey for two days on a business seminar. Fabulous place, well preserved and maintained. Do get the guided tour to hear all the stories about it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Stayed at the abbey for two days on a business seminar. Fabulous place, well preserved and maintained. Do get the guided tour to hear all the stories about it.

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Paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

It is worth taking one of the guided tours around the place - the stories are interesting. There is a small cafeteria for those who wish to eat on site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

This abbey, built by Louis IX, was a nice little find. Peaceful, pretty cloister. Exhibit room off the cloister has a brief showing of what the church would have been like. Some other renovations done too. Probably takes half hour or so if you like abbeys.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

A Saturday afternoon end of February in school holidays - we had the place almost to ourselves. Nice little café for a drink and snack. A breathtaking cloister and main hall all wonderfuly restored on well kept grounds. Includes a conference centre too which is very discreet and not open to the public. Entrance fee very reasonable 6.50€ per adult.

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

This attractive Cisterian Abbaye was built in the 13th century, in the middle of green forests and small streams. Here you can relax in peace, without large crowds. There are well maintained walking paths with postcard views at nearly every turn. Towering chestnut trees stand like pillars along the paths, and create a shady canopy against the direct sun. If... More 

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