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Avoid the Buses

St-Wandrille is a very peaceful and spiritual place - a working Benedictine Abbey in the throes of... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Tasmania, Australia
Sacred place

This is still a Benedictine Abby. Access is available to the outside grounds. Limited inside access... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
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2 Rue Saint-Jacques, 76490, 76490 Saint-Wandrille-Rancon, France
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Our tour visited the abbey and for me, it was a highlight of my entire trip! A charming and energetic monk hosted our visit and through an interpreter, explained the history of this centuries old Benedictine abbey. We also attended a Mass where the monks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dee_in_DE
Reviewed 20 September 2018

St-Wandrille is a very peaceful and spiritual place - a working Benedictine Abbey in the throes of significant restoration. It is only possible to visit some of the property, but the old abbey (where restoration of just one arch window takes one year) is fabulous....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I and my wife have been here during our Summer 2018 Normandy’s tour. We passed by while moving from Rouen and Fecamp, thus we decided to stop and take a look. The whole site and in particular the Abbaye look mighty but now it is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aldo B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

In mid-June 2018, we travelled by bus from Caudebec en Caux, France (where our Vantage river cruise ship was docked) to Saint Wandrille to tour this abbey. Allot of the buildings are under renovation and because this is a working monastery, you are only allowed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janet M
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is still a Benedictine Abby. Access is available to the outside grounds. Limited inside access cloister, yard) only through prearranged tours. There is a shop with products made by the monks. They are noted for their recordings of Gregorian chant

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We were treated to a very up close and personal tour of the Abbey and grounds. A surprising fact about this place is that all inhabitants contribute financially to the monastery by practising a craft, like brewing beer! Beer is one of this monastery's income...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

It is a very special, beautiful abbey - Benedictine. It is a working abbey, so not all of it is open to the public, unless you want to go on a retreat. Worth a diversion

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank dvdgurr04
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

What an interesting place this is. It is a working Benedictine monastery where the monks live in silence. We were shown round by a tubby, jolly little friar, frère Lucien. He told us about his life at the monastery, where they do picture restoration and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank boaterlady
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a very interesting site. The monks make beer and do art restoration. A very interesting combination and if the artists also work in the brewery, the restoration could suffer! Fortunately, they are only allowed to drink on Sundays. The buildings are from various...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JackofPBFL
Reviewed 30 October 2016

As part of our “Normandy Abbeys Route” excursion, we visited the Fontenelle Abbey, a 7th century working monastery with renovations in progress. We were told that if we were lucky, we could hear the monks chanting, but that was not our case. We did, however,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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1 September 2018|
Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I could not find anything about clothing attire for Mass on their website.