Abbaye de Jumieges

Abbaye de Jumieges

Abbaye de Jumieges
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
About
Ses tours blanches, qui s’élèvent à presque 50 mètres au fond d’une boucle de la Seine, créent toujours la surprise et l’admiration du visiteur. Sa destruction, au XIXe siècle, lui a valu le nom de «plus belle ruine de France» et l’image d’un site à ciel ouvert fortement marqué de romantisme. L’abbaye de Jumièges est un des plus anciens et des plus importants monastères bénédictins de Normandie. S’il ne reste aucun vestige apparent de l’époque de sa fondation au VIIe siècle, sa visite est une traversée de 9 siècles d’architecture, du IXe au XVIIe siècle. L’abbatiale Notre-Dame, principale église de l’abbaye, en est le fleuron, et un exemple exceptionnel d’architecture romane normande.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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AnnaNLCH
Haarlem, The Netherlands2,643 contributions
Amazing!
Sep 2020
These ruins are very impressive, very high. Take the flyer as it will give you a better idea of the lay out. I loved wandering around and imagening how it once was.

The exposition is also nice.
Written 25 October 2020
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jefkette
Brussels, Belgium57 contributions
Great place, worth a visit
Aug 2020
Superb place with monumental ruins. We also visited the exposition. The place is quiet, well maintained. The price was very affordable taking into account the fact that we did not pay for the kids. If you have time, try to cross la Seine with one of the boat.
Written 24 August 2020
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Colin J
Leeds, UK59 contributions
Wonderful experience - worth spending some time
Sep 2019
As we were staying locally we were able to spend a while exploring the whole site which would appeal to many.
Written 10 February 2020
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Iweinvanaalst
Lille, Belgium529 contributions
Overrated
Dec 2019
Jumièges abbey was founded by Saint Philibert in 654 and abandoned by the monks in 1790. Its buildings served as a stone quarry until 1853 when the Lepel Cointet family purchased the ruins and stopped the degradation.

Visitors can discover the ruins of the late eight century Saint Peter Church and the eleventh century Church of Our Lady with thirteenth century choir with the help of an information leaflet, a guidebook and a tablet with 3D images.

The cloister square and the monks’ quarters have entirely disappeared. Wall fragments remain of the sacristy, the chapter house and the provision room / guest quarters.

Jumièges abbey is highly acclaimed in several travel guides (Michelin, Trotter) but I fail to see why. The ruins are not all that extensive and their stonework is not intricately carved.

If you are in the area you can make a short stop here for some atmospheric pictures and perhaps a picknick but I would not go out of my way for this attraction.
Written 5 December 2019
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Raquelle A
New York City, NY322 contributions
not to be missed normandy site
Oct 2019
beautiful, tragic, historic, monumental ruins of a medieval abbey. One of the outstanding sites in Normandy, and worth 1/2 day.
Written 9 November 2019
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3suitcases09
Sacramento, CA138 contributions
Off the beaten path and worth it
Jun 2019
I hadn't read very much about Abbaye de Jumieges before deciding to stop here on a day trip from Rouen. It was a suggested highlight in a couple of guidebooks, but nothing said it was a must-see. I'm glad my friend and I made the decision to visit.

The weather was rainy when we visited, and I think that definitely added to the appropriately eerie ambience of our self-guided tour. I would love to go back and spend more time with an actual tour guide to learn more about specific pieces of the building's history, but the brochures were very informative. I'd recommend going to anyone who's in the Normandy area.
Written 31 August 2019
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Gill W
Nailsworth, UK100 contributions
Beautiful ruins
Aug 2019 • Couples
Reputed to be the most beautiful ruins in France and they could well be right. Mostly built of a white stone set in a grass parkland, they are both substantial and atmospheric. The two towers are particularly impressive. Worth an hour if anyone’s time.
Written 14 August 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,985 contributions
Impressive ruins
Jul 2019
This is one of the oldest and grandest of the Normandy abbeys, sadly now a ruin after getting sacked during the French revolution. Go on a sunny (not too hot as there is no shade) day. However, the ruin of the main church, although largely only the nave still stands, is still very impressive. There is still one choir chapel standing, as well as some attached rooms. Further, there is a ruin of a much smaller church, St Pierre, next to the main church. Here some pre-Norman influences can be seen, as well as the fresco of a head (get the leaflet as you buy the ticket, which is in a former abbey building as well). Finally, in a more recent building there is a small museum where some of the sculptural finds are on display, as well as a temporary modern art exhibit. When we visited the latter was about the myth of the 2 princes that became monks here at the time of Clovis. The site could do with a bit more information.
Written 9 August 2019
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KnitsbyConnie
MA365 contributions
On a beautiful July Day the Abbey ruins shine. Wow 656 ad
Jul 2019 • Family
Got the guidebook to the Abbey and walked to the 12 stops.
Visiting one of the oldest Abbeys in the region is amazing to see.
The fact that it is still standing is amazing.

After a walking tour of downtown Rouen, got a ride out to the Abbey.
Written 8 July 2019
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BAD
The Hague, The Netherlands199 contributions
Impressive ruins of a cathedral
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited the ruins of the abbey the Jumiege in the afternoon. Impressive huge cathedral. Nice garden. The price is high €7.50.
Written 4 July 2019
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