Located in the heart of the Abbaye Royale, Fontevraud L’Hôtel perpetuates the art of entertaining in a majestic setting, away from the chaos of the world.
Furnished in a former priory, our rooms offer a warm cocoon which combines quietness, comfort and elegance.
An exclusive experience
At night, the guests can walk along the Abbaye Royale, draw inspiration from its thousand-year-old heritage and immerse themselves in its unique atmosphere.
Reconcile the beautiful with the good
Chef Thibaut Ruggeri, Bocuse d’Or, one Michelin star, focuses on a back to basics cuisine bearing the values of French excellence.
A single framework
Opened on to the cloister and adopting the architecture of a former priory, Fontevraud Le Restaurant combines heritage, history and haute cuisine.
From the garden to the table
In the heart of the restaurant, the priory’s cloister hosts one of the vegetable gardens that supply organic vegetables and aromatic plants for the Chef’s cuisine.
The Plantagenets’ greatness
Registered as a UNESCO world heritage site, the Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud owes its greatness to the Plantagenets who cherish it, especially Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Meet Eleanor of Aquitaine
When Henri II died, Eleanor made Fontevraud the Plantagenets’ dynastic necropolis. Nowadays, the bodies of Eleanor, Henri II and Richard the Lionheart are still in the heart of the Abbey.
A living heritage
Exhibitions, concerts, shows, conferences, artists residencies… Fontevraud is a living place with a rich cultural programme!
The Châteaux of the Loire Valley
In the heart of the Val de Loire, Fontevraud is the ideal starting point to visit the most beautiful castles of the Loire Valley: Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord, Chenonceau, Chinon, Saumur, Angers…
With your family
Discover the Zoo de Doué la Fontaine, pioneer in the field of endangered species conservation, the Futuroscope and Puy du Fou, amusement parks dedicated to the future and history.
Wines of the Loire Valley
Fines bulles du Saumurois, Coteaux-du-Layon, Chinon, Saumur-Champigny, Bourgueil… Fontevraud is surrounded by Loire Valley wines that you can taste in typical Troglodyte cellars.
The Loire Valley
There are dozens of activities to discover the historical and natural heritage of the Val de Loire: Loire à vélo (cycling itinerary), hiking, canoe or traditional boat, hot air balloon flights…
Preferential offers and events
Cultural events, culinary discoveries, family visits, discover the Loire Valley …
The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud is a lively city with a global outlook!
Enjoy our offers in order to discover the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Loire Valley in different ways.
Take advantage of the services we offer in the Abbey or in the region, whether cultural, recreational or sporting. You can book a private guided tour of the Abbey, a fun visit with your children using an iPad, a discovery tour of the vineyard or a golf course 5 km from the Abbey.
38 Rue Saint Jean de L’Habit, Le Prieure Saint-Lazare | BP-14, 49590 Fontevraud-l’Abbaye
TGV access from Paris, Bordeaux and Nantes (via Saumur)
Saumur – 0h15, Tours – 0h45, Angers – 0h45, Nantes – 1h45, Paris – 2h45.
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