Cultural meeting center since 1975, the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud pursues the ambition of Ideal City desired by its founder. It welcomes visitors, artists in residence and delegates daily. Cultural programming, exhibitions and digital innovations invite everyone to live their own experience of Fontevraud.

Located in the Fannerie building, a historic monument, Fontevraud has been hosting a Museum of Modern Art since May 2021. Thanks to the donation of the couple of collectors Martine and Léon Cligman as well as the support of the Pays de la Loire Region, enjoy a rich and original collection of more than 900 works. This donation enriches the heritage and cultural dimension of Fontevraud, the oldest meeting center created nearly 50 years ago.

Founded in 1101 on the borders of Anjou, Touraine and Poitou, Fontevraud owes its power to the Plantagenets and its close ties with Eleanor of Aquitaine. Queen of France and then of England, she spent her last years there. His recumbent statue stands in the heart of the abbey alongside those of Henry II Plantagenet and Richard the Lionheart

Ticket price from €6 to €15, Free for children and students under 25.
Recommended visitation duration 2 to 3 hours

Booking: 02 41 51 73 52
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Le château de Candes & Spa

Just 4 kilometers from the Abbey is another unique place in the region. Entirely refurbished in 2010, the Château de Candes is the ideal place to spend your holidays in Touraine.