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I have long known of Solesmes, through their plainsong publications as a church musician and have long wanted to visit. A work trip provided an ideal opportunity to call in. A wonderful setting, very fine shop, and a beautiful abbey where we were able to...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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