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Fontevraud Abbey

Built in the 12th century, Fontevraud Abbey is thought to be the site of the graves of King Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their son King Richard I, however it is not known exactly where their bodies are interred. The effigies are still there, and are a popular sight for tourists. The abbey has housed a monastery, nunnery, prison, and church over the centuries, and various sections have been rebuilt in Gothic, Classical and Romanesque styles.

Information & Facts

Admission

EUR9; concessions available

Language

French is the official language.

Money

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in France. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some large hotels, though you will get a better exchange rate at the ATMs. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques, particularly in major tourist destinations. Foreign currency is not accepted.

Opening Times

November to March 10am-5:30pm; April to June and September to October 9:30am-6:30pm; June to July 9:30am-7:30pm.

Time

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).

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