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La Croix Blanche - Fontevraud
Charming historic hotel & restaurant
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Short break ideas for Fontevraud

In the heart of the Loire Valley, Fontevraud invites you to discover its greatest treasure: the Royal Abbey, close to the banks of the Loire and the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park.

One weekend - thee visits - one town: Fontevraud !

Visit the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

Europe's largest monastic city invites you to enjoy an extraordinary experience as you journey through 900 years of history. Here's what to expect:
  • One of the largest cloisters in Europe
  • A remarkable abbey church built between 1105 and 1165
  • The graves of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry III and Richard the Lionheart
  • A 13-hectare estate combining stone and nature, with several vegetable gardens
And also a restaurant and two cosy bars nestling in unusual places like the Priory chapel or a 16th-century vaulted room.

Practical information:
📍 Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
⏰ In winter open every day except Tuesday, all other times 7 days a week
💶 Entrance ticket (2024) 13€, free for under-25s and students

Discover the Fontevraud Museum of Modern Art

This museum, nestled in the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, offers a varied programme and a collection of over 800 works: drawings, sculptures, glassware, paintings... mainly from the second half of the 20th century, you can also discover the Cligman collection and the incredible painting collection from the 19th and 20th centuries
Each summer temporary exhibitions of famous artists : 2024 Bernard Buffet, 2023 Rembrandt, 2022 Monet

💶 Entrance tickets various rates according to exhibitions 8-13€, free for under-25s and students

Explore the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park

Just 10 minutes from Fontevraud, you can take a nature break in the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Park. You'll be charmed by the variety of landscapes: the banks of the Loire, châteaux, troglodyte sites... At the Maison du Parc in Montsoreau, you can find out more about the many treasures of this regional nature park, the flora and fauna as well as the recreational activities, guided walks, water sports, cycling, fishing and bird watching.

Our hotel & restaurant are right opposite Fontevraud Royal Abbey

La Croix Blanche, Fontevraud's only country inn stil in operation since 1696!
It has been lovelingly restored and the former coaching inn has become a comfortable hotel with modern charm and comfort while maintaining the original architectural features.
Enjoy a relaxing stay full of charm and authenticity - the real French life. 
All 24 rooms are different and each has a unique atmosphere:
  • Standard twin or double rooms - Ambiance rooms
  • Superior Vintage double and twin rooms
  • Deluxe double, twin, triple rooms
  • Elegance  family room & mini suites
  • Deluxe double or triple rooms
  • A seperate building consisting of 4 rooms and bath rooms ideal for large families up to 12 guests
Other hotel facilities include
  • Tasty local cuisine is served in our restaurant facing the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool in summer
  • Free private and secure parking with CCTV
  • A generous breakfast buffet which can also be enjoyed on the flowered terrace in summer
  • Free wifi
  • Bicycle and e-bike rental on site
Book now for a royal stay in our charming hotel in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye!
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