This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Abbey of Jumièges

Need a hotel nearby?

Sponsored links

Routes nearby

Places of Interest nearby

Matched content

Hotels nearby

Restaurants nearby

Sponsored links

🔎
Abbey
Location type: Abbey
Location address: France, Haute-Normandie, Jumièges
Number of texts: 2
4 stars
Made by wikipedia.org | Reference Friedrich Tellberg | © CC 3.0
Made by wikipedia.org | Reference Wikipedia.org | © CC 3.0

Jumièges Abbey was a Benedictine monastery, situated in the commune of Jumièges in the Seine-Maritime département, in Normandy, France.

Classify this POI
Link to route

More information

Made by Dromos | Reference wikipedia
Made by Dromos

The Abbey of Jumièges was used as scen for the movie The adventures of Arsène Lupin La Comtesse de Cagliostro.

The abbey was founded in 654 by Saint Philibert. Under the second abbot, Saint Achard, Jumièges prospered and soon numbered nearly a thousand monks. In the ninth century it was pillaged and burnt to the ground by the Normans, but was rebuilt on a grander scale by William Longespee, Duke of Normandy. A new church was consecrated in 1067 in the presence of William the Conqueror. Enjoying the patronage of the dukes of Normandy, the abbey became a great centre of religion and learning, its schools producing, amongst many other scholars, the national historian, William of Jumièges.

The French Revolution, however, ended its existence as a monastery, leaving only impressive ruins. These comprise the church, with its beautiful twin towers and western façade, and portions of the cloisters and library, the contents of which were removed to Rouen when the abbey was dissolved.

Classify this POI
Link to route

Comments

Add comment