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Visit of the most beautiful ruins of France: the abbey of Jumièges

On the road to Normandy from Paris, you can make a small detour to visit the abbey of Jumièges.

The abbey of Jumièges was founded in 654 by Saint Philibert, it knew its golden age at the time of the duchy of Normandy. Then it declined and was sold after the Revolution to be transformed into stone quarry. It was saved from complete destruction in 1852 by the Lepel-Cointet family. Today only ruins remain and paradoxically this is what makes the charm of this abbey. The ruins are majestic and incite to contemplation and meditation. You should take your time to visit this abbey and not hesitate to sit on a bench or a chair to better admire the ruins.

If you are less sensitive to the charm of the place, the park and the abbey are not very large and can be visited in half an hour. The entrance fee is 6,5 euros.

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Duration: 1 h.

The nef

The nef
The reconstruction of the abbey was never envisaged and the site retains a very romantic side.

Saint Peter's Church

Saint Peter's Church
It is located inside the fence, where you can see the oldest remains of the abbey.

Le logis abbatial

Le logis abbatial
The abbey house was the abbot's residence and cannot be visited.

The ruins seen from the abbey house

The ruins seen from the abbey house

Circular staircase

Circular staircase
The large terrace is accessed by a circular staircase. The only remaining building at the end of the large terrace is the old bakery.

The park

The park
The park is an English-style landscape park.

The abbey seen from the large terraces

The abbey seen from the large terraces
By moving away a little and walking in the park you can discover the abbey under all its facets.

The interior of the nave

The interior of the nave
Traces of the original paint that covered the walls can still be seen.

The entrance to the abbey

The entrance to the abbey
The entrance and reception are from this neo-gothic building.

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