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ABBAYE ROYALE DE L'EPAU

Founded in 1229 by Bérengère de Navarre, widow of Richard the Lion Heart, it is one of the most beautiful Cistercian works in France. It was acquired by the Sarthe Department in 1959.

Address : Route de Changé
72530 YVRE-L'EVEQUE
FRANCE

Contact: ABBAYE ROYALE DE L'EPAU

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Presentation of: ABBAYE ROYALE DE L'EPAU

Opening times
from 01/09/2021 to 31/12/2021
Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00
Monday from 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday from 11:00 to 18:00
Thursday from 11:00 to 18:00
Friday from 11:00 to 18:00
Saturday from 11:00 to 18:00
Opening days: Fermé les mardis - Accès à la billetterie jusqu’à 30 minutes avant la fermeture
Open all year round
Site theme
Abbey
Cloister
Monastery
Site category
Registered and listed sites
Architectural style of the site
Gothic
Medieval
Romanesque
Prices
Full adult price starting from 5.50€
Children's price starting from 3.00€ (10-17 ans)
Discounted rate starting from 4.00€ (Demandeur d’emploi, étudiant - de 30 ans, personne en situation de handicap)
Price for subscribers starting from 15.00€ (Carte Reine Bérengère : accès illimité au site pendant 1 an (hors concerts Festival de l’Epau), accès aux escales et conférences.)
Group price starting from 4.50€ (à partir de 15 personnes)
Payment methods
Credit card
Cheques and postal orders
Holiday vouchers
Free
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Visits
Free tours (individuelles): Yes
Guided tours (individuelles): Yes
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Free tours (groupes): Yes
Guided tours on request (groupes): Yes
Guided tours (groupes): Yes
Average duration of visit (groupes) : @duration of visit
Visit languages
Visit: French, English
Audio guide: English, French
Billboards: French, English
Access map, location
Road (national / local): 5 Km
Motorway: 5 Km
Airport / aerodrome: 10 Km
SNCF train station: 5 Km
Bus station: 5 Km
Public transport: 0,5 Km
Spoken language
English
French
Facilities
Restaurant
Equipped conference room
Services
Shop
Wifi access
Further information
Groups accepted starting from 15 persons
Pets not allowed (Chiens d'accompagnement autorisés)
Visible point of interest without tour
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ABBAYE ROYALE

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