Aptly named by Victor Hugo as ‘the most beautiful ruin in France’
The original abbey went up from 654 by order of Philibert, to become a major Normandy saint. The medieval abbey’s ruins are impressive, the church towers soaring to 50 metres. The place was one of France’s most important Benedictine centres. On a tour today, discover how the vast ensemble looked before its destruction in the 18th century, thanks to the app Jumièges 3D and augmented reality. Take in the colours, the cloisters, the stained-glass windows… as if they hadn’t been destroyed. The 15 hectares of grounds allow you to wander around enjoying the abbey from different angles. End your tour at the Logis Abbatial, these abbots’ lodgings presenting exhibitions on the visual arts, along with land art installations.