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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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Closing of the site to the public from January 1st to March 8th, 2019.
Open every day except May 1st:
9 March - 31 March 2019: 14: 00-17: 00
1 April 2019 - 31 October 2019: 09:00 to 18:30
For groups, open every day of the year without schedule restrictions, with a reservation in advance.

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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