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Saint-Philibert de Tournus, Tournus

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Known as the heart of the town, Saint-Philibert de Tournus is a fortress-style Benedictine Abbey established in 950 A.D. The building boasts some of the first Romanesque building styles in Burgundy, from when they began to use Romanesque and early Gothic styles at the beginning of the 11th century. In the 17th century, the 33m (108 ft) long refectory doubles as an early indoor tennis court. Use our Tournus trip planner to arrange your visit to Saint-Philibert de Tournus and other attractions in Tournus.
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  • Visiting this ancient abbey is a unique experience not to be missed. As well as a place of worship, it has been a home for the monks and place of refuge and comfort for others. 
    Visiting this ancient abbey is a unique experience not to be missed. As well as a place of worship, it has been a home for the monks and place of refuge and comfort for others.  more »
  • A lovely Abbey that’s been well preserved by many hands over many years. Great Roman mosaic floor by the abse, too . Well worth an hour or two & a trip up the tower ! 
    A lovely Abbey that’s been well preserved by many hands over many years. Great Roman mosaic floor by the abse, too . Well worth an hour or two & a trip up the tower !  more »
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  • Great church, well worth a visit!
  • Nice mosaics in the choir section. Don't forget to go down in the crypt

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