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Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes

Soissons, France
+33 3 23 90 30 50
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Atmospheric

Short walk up out of town centre and well worth the effort. Inside in process of being renovated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sdmmb
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Fascinating History

I spent an enjoyable Autumn afternoon walking round this ruined Abbey whilst staying at a nearby... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
Leah W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short walk up out of town centre and well worth the effort. Inside in process of being renovated also.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I spent an enjoyable Autumn afternoon walking round this ruined Abbey whilst staying at a nearby hotel. The Abbey and museum are free and there is audio information available in English should your French be limited. The lady in the museum was very helpful and...More

Thank Leah W
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Some lovely ruins of an Abbey. Much is restored and you really get a feeling of how old the Abbey is. The towers are very impressive- you can see them for miles around. Best of all it's free! Park on the street outside. The only...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

If you can, go and visit the remains of this abbey. It's just amazing, exceptional in size and beauty.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The ruins of St Jean des Vignes are the main tourist attraction in Soissons, The church is mostly in ruins apart from one face, but the monastic hall and other buildings have been beautifully restored. There is also an excellent explanatory centre on site. Access...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Whatever remains of this ruin has been reconstituted, sometimes rebuilt to discover this ancien momument. Normally not very crowded, free street parking, it is an imposing structure with the cloister.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful old abbey with a remarkably well preserved adjoining cloister. There is a nice grassy area to wander around and get good vantage points for photos. Plenty of display boards in English as well as French. The Arsenal Museum is next door...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice historic place wich dates back to the 13th century. Is now only a ruin but it is a must see if you are in Soissons. It is a challenging place to photograph but rewarding when you make it.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at saint jean des vignes on our way to reims. It was the journée du patrimoine day and we were very surprised to find telescopes there !! We admired the ruins with these huge telescopes that let us see tiny details. It was...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Dramatic ruin. Information centre open office hours has a display that is worth a look (in French only). Attached range is closed when the information centre closes.

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