Royal Abbey, Fontevraud, France

Over a thousand years of history awaits you at this beautiful abbey. Set in a verdant landscape it’s one of the largest surviving monastic cities from the Middle Ages. See the effigies of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry II and their son Richard the Lionheart in the abbey church; stroll along the hallowed cloisters, visit the Chapter House and the Romanesque kitchens. There’s a restaurant and a gift shop where you can buy a lasting momento of your visit.

 Opening times vary throughout the year  37.4 miles from Chateau la Chutelière