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The guided tours seem to be hourly and last for an hour. The guide speaks in French, however he gave us a folder with the basic details in English. It was lovely to see the architecture of the building, what great craftsmanship and to understand...More
It was really interesting learning about the history of the abbey. Although an English tour would have been preferred , the notes given were sufficient. The Cloisters and Rococo Chapel were highlights. Great when paired with the gardens next door
I guess the lack of any explanation just made the whole experience. The tour group was made up of many different nationalities but the tour guide never asked the nationalities. The tour was totally conducted in French, whilst my French is passable, trying to keep...More
Visit by guided tour only which was In French . A written guide in English was provided which was sufficiently detailed for all areas. Tour lasted just under an hour covering the cloister, chapel, exterior, and main salon principally. Nothing outstanding to see if you...More
The Abbey is large and classical, used also as hotel and temporary residence for old people and needing children.
The guided tour is mandatory to visit it. The guide is very professional and efficient, tolding interesting things about the Abbey origin and some aneddotes.
Founded in 1138 by the Count Guy II of Ponthieu as the 7th Cistercian abbey in France.In the 12th and 13th centuries the abbey was very prosperous and counted 100 monks. During the many wars that followed, the abbey suffered badly and parts were rebuilt...More
Turn off the motorway twenty miles south of Boulogne and negotiate the small roads and lanes , and you come to these beautiful themed gardens which can be appreciated at all times of the year, with the different flowering seasons. The old abbey tour (in...More
We have visited these gardens several times Sept; May and Late June and depending ont he season there is always something to see which is just right at that time in these gardens.
Late June is brilliant for the rose lovers, there are complete beds...More
The first sun came out as we visited this place. The abbey itself is more about the stories behind it than the actual building itself, and only parts of it can be visited. The real highlight are the gardens, which can be visited separately (combo-ticket...More