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A visit to the Abbey is a quiet reflection time. You can visit the gift shop, church, and chapel... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Reno, NV
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A week in the country

My wife and I spent 5 day here, guests of the Abbey, recuperating from a three day pilgrimage walk... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A visit to the Abbey is a quiet reflection time. You can visit the gift shop, church, and chapel. The remaining grounds are not open to visitors because it is a working Abbey. However, there is a very nice model of the entire Abbey grounds...More

1  Thank JenniferQB
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice picture from down at the river of this abbey. Other than this.., not worth a visit. We entered inside... just a plane church nothing unique or special. The smaller building/church is nicer and much more interesting so if you are there enter this...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

My wife and I spent 5 day here, guests of the Abbey, recuperating from a three day pilgrimage walk from Paris to Chartres. A quiet village with not much but peace, quiet, the abbey and a nunnery. Attend Vespers or Compline at the Abbey church...More

2  Thank mspled
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Solermes abbey has a long history of persecutions, but also played a significant role in the relaunching of the Benedictine Order in France and the revival of the Gregorian chant in the world. The public can admire the majestic buildings from the other bank of...More

5  Thank Lam N
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great place to visit, but don't miss sung vespers by eth Monks- plainsong extraordinaire, at 5 pm each evening , but check time before you visit

2  Thank NorfolkJohnny
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We planned to visit here because it was about a 2 hour run from Mont Saint Michel. We were certainly not disappointed. The church has stunning three D. carvings of Biblical scenes.The town of La Fleche is nearby and even though it was a Monday...More

1  Thank Diana077
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Lovely little town where the abbaye is located. On their website you can see the times when the Gregorian monks will be chanting - it is worth a visit. You can visit the church and also take a boat trip out of Sable Sur Sarthe...More

1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The Abbey is very imposing and the setting on the river Sarthe is spectacular. The bridge is a very good place for taking photographs. We were not sure if we could go inside any of the Abbey and did not see any entrance signs, Our...More

1  Thank Jane G
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I have never seen such beautifully carved statues. They are so lifelike that they took my breath away. There is so much history to absorb in these serene and tranquil surroundings. If you walk through the little gift shop there is a miniature replica of...More

1  Thank pauline c
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We love to attend Vespers and listen to the Gregorian Chant. The monks are welcoming and the setting is lovely.

1  Thank Susanne P
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