Jumieges Abbey Ruins from the 1600s, France

June 6, 2015.

First stop on our day trip from Rouen.

I love places that have been left in a ruined state, and Jumieges Abbey on our route from Rouen to Normandy’s coast was not only a large and beautiful, but also functioned as an open air gallery.

Tickets to the Jumieges Abbey ruins in FranceAn etching of the abbey in 1678. Old illustration of the Jumieges Abbey ruins in FranceThe restored house containing the ticket office and gift shop.Jumieges Abbey Ruins, FranceThe towering ruins…
Jumieges Abbey Ruins, France Jumieges Abbey Ruins, FranceJumieges Abbey Ruins in France Jumieges Abbey Ruins, France Jumieges Abbey Ruins, FranceA staircase spirals upwards.Staircase in the Jumieges Abbey Ruins in FranceThe requisite gargoyle.
Jumieges Abbey Ruins: GargoyleThere were some gardens that appeared to be maintained by a family. Their little girl in a too big hat dances on the grass near where they were working.
A little girl in a too big hat dances on the grass at the Jumieges Abbey Ruins in FranceA variety of changing art exhibits are included with the admission – I saved this brochure just because I really liked the cover design.Brochure about the Jumieges Abbey ruins in FranceWhen we were there there was a wood ‘forest’ as described (in French) by this sign.
Jumieges Abbey Ruins: Blurb about the artist Jumieges Abbey Ruins: Wood Sculpture Jumieges Abbey Ruins: Wood SculptureWe were blocked on our way to the coast by a bicycle race and so ended up stopping for our first French picnic!
Rouen to Camenbert RouteMore about our 2015 trip to France.

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