History of the Abbey of Fontevraud in the Loire Valley
The Abbey of Fontevraud is located in the region of Pays de la Loire. This abbey is one of the greatest monastic cities of Europe. It is also considered a royal necropolis of the Plantagenets. Thanks to its originality and size, tourists enjoy the discovery of this wonder.
The Abbey of Fontevraud was built by Robert Arbrissel in 1101. At that time, she had a double order led by women. Around the year 1804, Fontevraud Abbey became a prison under the decision of Napoleon. Subsequently, the building was transformed into a large central prison. Today, the abbey became a center of cultural encounter.
In Fontevraud Abbey, the monastic life revolved around the spiritual life with prayer, work and community life. Conventual life was realized around the cloister of the Grand-Moutier is a place of walking.
During a visit to the abbey, the tourists will discover the chapter house, the cooker, the refectory, dormitories and dormitory. It is the same for the transition to St. Benedict infirmaries, kitchens and Roman gardens.
In this abbey, visitors will have the opportunity to unveil the hidden face of it. And thematic visits are available to tourists including "the footsteps of Robert Arbrissel around Eleanor, Girl Power, Through the central prison." The abbey also offers event for parties because it offers space rental, seminars, events and weddings.
To access the Abbey, we recommend you to use our transfer service to take you to the destination. You can choose between our three car whose collective shuttle, luxury cars and VIP private car.
Transfer from Paris airports to the Abbey of Fontevraud in the Loire Valley
The Abbey of Fontevraud is located 303 km from Orly airport, 332 km from the airport Charles de Gaulle Airport and 402 km from Paris Beauvais airport.