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The reconstruction of a Maurist Garden.

The site of Saint Georges de Boscherville Abbey is located in the heart of a bend in the Seine, near Rouen. Its late Romanesque abbey church, one of the most prestigious in Normandy, dominates the village of Saint-Martin de Boscherville. It is freely accessible to the visit subject to the constraints related to ceremonies and services. In the enclosure of the abbey, various vestiges of this abbey retrace a history of more than 2000 years. Major excavations in the cloister, which has now disappeared, revealed the successive construction of pagan temples and then the transformation of a temple into a chapel in the 7th century, when the first abbeys in the Seine valley flourished. In the 12th century, by the will of the Tancarville family, the abbey became Benedictine. It was then the construction of the new large abbey church and the chapter house that was preserved. This one is richly decorated with in particular its statues columns. The Order of Saint-Maur gave the abbey a reforming impetus in the 17th century and built new convent buildings, the restored part of which now houses the shop and the exhibition hall. The reconstruction of the terraced gardens, of classical inspiration, was made from two representations of the same Maurist period. You will be able to walk on these 4 ha and admire, over the season, its vegetable garden, its parterre of medicinal plants, its orchard, its garden of scents, its labyrinth, its sundials … From the top of the gardens you will enjoy a panorama unique on the apse of the abbey and on the landscape of the marshes on the banks of the Seine. This garden received the “Remarkable Garden” label in 2004.

Practical InformationAddress : 12 route de l’Abbaye 76840 Saint-Martin de Boscherville
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Opening hours and hours of the abbey in 2021:

-From May 19 (to be confirmed) to October 30: 9:30 am-6:30pm.

-From November 1 to 30: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Access to the site possible up to 30 minutes before the site closes.

Twin ticket with Jumièges Abbey for individuals.

-Groups, visits possible all year round by reservation.


Les jardins de l'Abbaye Saint-Georges-de-Boscherville
Les jardins de l'Abbaye Saint-Georges-de-Boscherville
Norman Abbeys
Norman Abbeys

Abbayes de Normandie - Route historique
28, rue Raymond Aron
BP 52
76824 Mont-Saint-Aignan Cedex

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