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If you are renting a bicycle, make this a stop!

We stayed in La Flotte, and had a pleasant walk to the abbaye in the evening. It was a perfect... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Bill D
Vancouver, Canada

A 45 minute ramble along the coast from La Flotte lies the ruins of this old Abbey. This stands out... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Esher, United Kingdom
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Route de la Flotte, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46 09 61 39
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

In spring the poppy flowers that grow in the field before the abbey add an impressionistic touch to an already very charming tableau.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Didier E
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We stayed in La Flotte, and had a pleasant walk to the abbaye in the evening. It was a perfect distance for an easy evening stroll. The grounds were easily accessible, and free to enter! The abbaye is beautiful as you approach it... we took...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A 45 minute ramble along the coast from La Flotte lies the ruins of this old Abbey. This stands out proud above the flat lands of Ile de Re and it’s position just set back from the cliff edge amidst fields with Skylarks twittering around...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Visited here on a bike ride from La Flotte. Easy ride there and back via the shoreline. A very pleasant way to spend part of the morning. The ruins are certainly not Fountains Abbey or Riveaux Abbey but are very easy on the eye and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Rog442
Reviewed 23 September 2017

One of the oldest ruins on the island and it's free! Nothing is free on the Ile de Re, everything is over priced - entry fees, food shopping or tastings; and I should know I've lived in France for 15 years.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank auntieshaz21
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Worth a stop and quick photo shoot- lovely herb garden within the walls of what was once an Abbey. Easy access for bikes and prams etc.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Not much to say on this. It is easy to get to by bike or on foot from La Flotte, and when you get there you find the ruins of what was in its day a much larger structure. Imagination required!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 45cb
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Short walk from La Flotte, unlike everything else in La Flotte this is not expensive, it's free and peaceful. Would be useful to have more info about the history. lovely setting.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely peaceful time to visit- the building glows in the light and the fields of wheat rustle in the breeze

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank nedk
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This must be one of the most photographed spots in western France. As you drive by you cannot ignore the areas of brilliantly coloured poppies with the ruined abbey as a back drop. If you walk into the poppies it can be quite a psychedelic...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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