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Ancienne Abbaye de Landevennec

Place Yann Landevenneg, 29560 Landevennec, France
+33 2 98 27 35 90
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Amazing museum

I discovered this little gem by chance whilst surfing to find things to do on a rainy day. What a... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
SigiL
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Wavre, Belgium
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Perfect Autumn day to discover the history of the abbey

I discovered the ancient links between Kells (Ireland) and Landevennec that I didn't know about... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Christine I
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Osaka, Japan
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Open from march to november. The ruins of the abbey stand on the banks of the river Aulne, in a magnificent setting. The abbey was founded by St Guenole at the end of the 5th Century. It was burnt down by the Vikings in 913. Many times rebuilt, the abbey disappears after the French revolution before its rebirth in 1950 near its original site. The museum displays artefacts discovered during archaeological excavations. It traces the eventful past of this abbey steeped in Briton History for more than 15 centuries. The medieval physic garden is inspired by archaeological discoveries and by mediaeval texts. It is modelled on a monastic garden from c. 900 AD. The virtues of these forgotten plants are drawing attention once again nowadays in cuisine and in "Granny's" herbal teas
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2 Apr 2018
“Amazing museum”
2 Nov 2016
“Perfect Autumn day to discover the history of the abbey”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Place Yann Landevenneg, 29560 Landevennec, France
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I discovered this little gem by chance whilst surfing to find things to do on a rainy day. What a great surprise, the museum is actually really modern and interesting. Don’t wait for a rainy day to go 😉

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Ancienneabbaye, Gérant at Ancienne Abbaye de Landevennec, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear SigiL, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your trip although the weather that day wasn't nice. Thanks for your visit and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I discovered the ancient links between Kells (Ireland) and Landevennec that I didn't know about. The very exhaustively documented exhibition of "on the footsteps of Brendan - sur les pas de Brendan" was a pleasure to go through. Pity that this site is not accessible...More

Thank Christine I
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We started our visit to Presqu'île de Crozon by heading to Landevennec (8km of the main road to Crozon, you can also combine the visit with a stop at the scenic view on the 'Cimetière des Navires' wich is indicated by a sign on the...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Although not extensive, the abbey ruins are well explained and give you a good impression of what the abbey must have looked like. It's the setting that makes them special - overlooking a wonderful tidal inlet, with a little herb garden alongside. The modern museum,...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Situated at the head of a very pleasant inlet are the ruins of the ancient abbey. A pamphlet (in English) gives a good idea of what it was like in its heyday and there is a fascinating reconstructed herb garden. The museum is in a...More

Thank Paula N
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

There were two surprises - first that the museum and the abbey ruins were open on a Sunday (contrary to expectations). Second this was an excellent and unusually detailed explanation of archaeological methods: surveying, dating, analysis of finds, as well as very clear explanations at...More

Thank hayfield35
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

Situated in a little village is this beautiful Abbey, where once Benedictine monks resided. There is a museum which is well laid out and informative but unfortunately most of it is in French( you do receive a pamphlet in English though!). The herb garden and...More

Thank Suvieve
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

This ancient abbey is full of atmosphere and has been sympathetically preserved. The museum attached is modern and of a high standard. It deals with the history of the abbey and its times as well as monastic life. It has a separate annexe about the...More

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Ancienneabbaye, Gérant at Ancienne Abbaye de Landevennec, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2015

Dear Mister, Thank you for sharing your opinion to our trip advisors readers. Indeed, 2015's temporary exhibition deals with sciences applied to archaeology. Visitors are invited to touch, examine and manipulate artefacts dating from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. The exhibition also includes animation movies,...More

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