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The renaissance of a maurist garden

West of Rouen, at the edge of the Forest of Roumare, the high roof of the church’s lantern tower rises above the village of Saint-Martin. This large, well-lit church with its balanced spaces presents all the characteristics of Norman Romanesque architecture. It was the sanctuary of an abbey founded in the 12th century by the Tancarville family, on the site of an ancient pagan temple. Like many others, Saint-Georges Abbey underwent major changes in the 17th century as part of the Maurist reform.

To the left of the church, the abbey estate opens, including the old Maurist lodge and the 12th-century chapter house that abuts the church and which is remarkable for its sculpted decorations on the border between the Romanesque and Gothic styles.

Above all, the gardens were faithfully renovated a few years ago in line with drawings from the 17th century: classical in composition, they present the varied colours of vegetables and perennial plants all year round. By means of a monumental staircase, one accesses the Pavilion of the Winds, aptly named because of its elevated position. From there, one can enjoy the splendid view of the chevet of the abbey church and the whole of the Seine Valley.

Practical InformationAddress : Abbaye Saint-Georges de Boscherville 12 route de l’Abbaye 76840 Saint-Martin de Boscherville
: 02 35 32 10 82
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Open every day except 1st of January, 1st of may, 1st of november, 11th of november, 25th of December  :
- from 1 April to 31 October, open 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- from 1 November to 31 March open 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

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

Abbayes Normandes - Route historique
6, rue des Vipères d'Or
CS70060
76420 Bihorel
France

+33 (0)2 35 12 41 60
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