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Abbaye de Chaalis

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Address: Domaine de Chaalis, Ermenonville, France
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+33 3 44 54 04 02
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Quiet Peaceful Setting

The abbey at Chaalis, which flourished in the 13th and 14th centuries, subsequently fell into disrepair during the 16th century and later; rather like many English abbeys... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
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Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The abbey at Chaalis, which flourished in the 13th and 14th centuries, subsequently fell into disrepair during the 16th century and later; rather like many English abbeys following Henry 8's dissolution of the monasteries, leaving the ruins that are visible today. In addition to the ruins there is a small chapel with a superb painted ceiling and behind it a... More 

Thank RossendaleMancunian
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful and serene place! Magnificent grounds to stroll in with beautiful ruins as well as the gorgeous chateau, Abbey and chapel the chapel is a real gem. Lovely tour of the Perfumery and workshop where you can see how perfume is made, what is used to make the scents and you get to make your own! A brilliant... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
South Royalton, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Pretty grounds and ruins of the abbaye, but the highlight is the chapel. Don't miss the quirky gargoyles (snail, dinosaur, etc.), and especially the restored inside frescoes from Primaticcio, the 16th-century italian painter primarily famous for his work at the Chateau of Fontainebleau.

Thank jhugon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Loved this little place. Really tranquil and well worth a visit. The little tea room on site is reasonably priced and the museum is well worth a look around. The gardens are beautiful and the kids just loved running free. It wasn't overly busy so you felt you could stop and look at things if you wanted too.

Thank LisaLEssex
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

This a good visit to plan in the area. The chateau is a museum with lots of antiques and it offers a peak into the past of the house. It could do with a revamp but still worth it. There is a very nice rose garden and the landscape is amazing.

Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

This restored Abbey houses a fantastic collection of works of art mostly bought by Nélie Jacquemart-André's before and during the time she lived here in the early 1900's where she set about collecting from her trips around the globe. It's well worth spending some time to visit the collection even if you intended to only visit the gardens and the... More 

Thank TheOxfordTravellers
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Facing the amusement park « La mer de Sable » lie the ruins of Chaalis Abbey. The place is really quiet, within a big park, including a farm, museum (which we did not visit), chapel, rose garden. Not much remaining of the Abbey but the place has a special atmosphere, especially when you are lucky enough to see the place... More 

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