Visiting 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 Jumiéges was founded in 654 by Saint Philibert, its golden age was at the time of the Duchy of Normandy. Then it turned down and was sold after the Revolution to be transformed into a stone quarry. It was saved from complete destruction in 1852 by Lepel-Cointet family. Today there are nothing more than ruins and paradoxically it is what makes the charm of this Abbey. The ruins are majestic and encourage contemplation and meditation. Take time to visit the Abbey and do not hesitate to sit on a bench.

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 a half hour. Admission is charged, the fee is 6.5 euros.

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The nave

The nave
The ruins of the abbey attracts many tourists. The ruins keep a romantic charm.

The Saint-Pierre church

The Saint-Pierre church

The abbey housing

The abbey housing

Ruins

Ruins

Circular staircase

Circular staircase

The Park

The Park
The park is a landscaped English park

The Abbey seen from the large terraces

The Abbey seen from the large terraces
Take your time to stroll on the park, it’s a nice and relaxing place.

The Interior of the nave

The Interior of the nave
There are still traces of the original paint that covered the walls.

The entrance of the Abbey

The entrance of the Abbey
The entrance and reception are located in this gothic building.
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