Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud Featured

49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France
   Capacity: 800

Book the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, an event in all serenity in a classified jewel

The largest monastic city in Europe

Established on 13 hectares, the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud is the largest monastic city inherited from the Middle Ages. In the heart of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it combines heritage, culture, art of living and hospitality.
Founded in 1101 on the borders of Anjou, Touraine and Poitou by the itinerant monk Robert d'Arbrissel, Fontevraud owes its power to the Plantagenets and to its close ties with Eleanor of Aquitaine. Queen of France and then of England, she spent her last years there.
For seven centuries, the abbey welcomed many nobles of royal blood. But the Revolution drove out all the monks and nuns in 1792. Napoleon then transformed Fontevraud into one of the toughest prisons in France, a role it would retain until 1963.
A cultural center since 1975, the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud continues the ambition of the Ideal City desired by its founder. Every day, it welcomes visitors, artists in residence and conference participants. Cultural programming, exhibitions and digital innovations invite everyone to live their own Fontevraud experience.

More than an event, create your story!

A magnificent architecture in a natural and soothing setting: the Abbaye de Fontevraud is distinguished by its multiple facilities, its warmly designed hotel, its starred chef, a rich history and a tradition of art and culture that give the place a unique spirit.

Whether one is facing the grandiose chevet of the abbey church or in a vaulted meeting room, the "wow" effect is undeniable. It is all the more appreciable on such a vast site, surrounded by nature and forest, conducive to being "out of the world" to work or share moments of relaxation. Fontevraud has a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that can be used to organize management seminars, conventions with team-building, workshops, sub-committees, and even plenary sessions for 400 people. On the day of the event, it's a real immersion in a unique historical, cultural and artistic environment to work, relax and meet.

Since 2014, Fontevraud Abbey has had a 4-star hotel with 54 rooms, located within the walls of the monastic city, offering its guests the privilege of wandering freely through the abbey at night: a spellbinding immersive experience, following in the footsteps of Eleanor of Aquitaine and her son Richard the Lionheart, whose recumbents can be admired in the abbey church.
Beyond the enchanting setting, Fontevraud does not forget the fundamentals of corporate events: customized offers and flawless organization with a dedicated, available and responsive contact for each event, to create a perfect experience, down to the smallest details.

An eco-responsible approach
Chef of Fontevraud le Restaurant, Bocuse d'Or, Thibaut Ruggeri, after earning his first Michelin star in 2017, is also one of the first French chefs to be awarded the Green Star for sustainable gastronomy since 2020. A long-standing commitment with the award of the ISO 26000 CSR label in 2014, sustainable development is indeed more than ever on the agenda.

Fontevraud, the Museum of Modern Art
In addition to the thousand-year-old heritage of Fontevraud, there is now a brand new museum of modern art which allows visitors to admire more than 800 works of art donated by the collectors Martine and Léon Cligman. Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, André Derain, Robert Delaunay, Maurice de Vlaminck, or Germaine Richier, rub shoulders with non-European art.

6 good reasons to organize your event at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
Its exceptional architecture and its vast green spaces
Its capacity: from 10 to 800 participants and more
Its location in the heart of the Loire Valley, 3 hours from Paris, 1 hour from Angers and Tours
Its eco-responsible commitment
Its design hotel with 54 rooms and its 1 Michelin star restaurant
Its brand new museum of modern art

Configurations and capacities of the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

Spaces available to hire
U-shaped room
Anjou 1 105 m2
40 56
Anjou 2 69 m2
Parlour 1 36 m2
Parlour 2 46 m2
Cellars 52 m2
Large Refectory 470 m2
Lower Dormitory 350 m2 250
Auditorium 700 m2
Abbey Church 780 m2 *
Chapel 180 m2
120 -
Cloister of the Grand Moutier 4x220 m2 **
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(*) Possibility of renting for a total privatization only
(**) The Cloister has 4 wings of 220 m² each with a capacity of 200 people in cocktail mode per wing, for a total of 800 people.

Map of the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

Information and rates for Book the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

Spaces available to hire Rates before tax
Anjou 1 From 600 € / day
Anjou 2 From 500 € / day
Parlour 1 From 480 € / day
Parloir 2 From 480 € / day
Cellars From 600 € / day
Large Refectory From 3000 € / day
Lower Dormitory From 1200 € / day
Auditorium From 4000 € / day
Abbey Church On estimate
Chapel From 1600 € / day

Some spaces are closed to privatization during cultural events
Opening hours for privatizations: 7 days a week, from 8am to 2am. Later on request.
Possible closing days : 24 and 25/12, 31/12 and 01/01


Equipment Quantity
Chair In all rooms
Table In all rooms
White screen -
Video projector Computer screens in all rooms except Chapel, Lower Dormitory, Small Refectory
Paperboard In all rooms
Micro 2 in the Lower Dormitory; 3 in the Chapel; 3 in the Auditorium
Desk 1 in Anjou 1; 1 in Celliers; 1 in Auditorium
Wifi yes
Scene 1 in the Auditorium; 1 movable stage (on request)
Kitchen In the Lower Dormitory only



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