A masterpiece of Romanesque art

Explore Saint-Philibert's Church

From the outside

The huge façade is almost military in appearance: a fortified enclosure with towers, just a few scattered openings such as arrow slits, etc. The stern appearance is not exactly dreamlike and you would never expect the surprise that awaits you inside. Venture through the doors to appreciate the tranquillity and splendour of the place.

From the inside

Inside, there are archways way up above the nave (no less than 18 metres high!), and the whole place is bathed in light. The austerity, visible brickwork and high rounded columns give this monument an archaic yet very modern appearance.

Practical info for visiting Saint-Philibert

Nef de l'abbaye de Tournus
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Nef de l'abbaye de Tournus Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
L'abbaye de Tournus
Alain DOIRE/Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
L'abbaye de Tournus Alain DOIRE/Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Also to discover,

Tournus, the "pearl of the south"

Colourful façades, rounded, pink tiles... Without a doubt, Tournus is worthy of its title as the "Pearl of Southern Burgundy"!

On the banks of the Saône, at the heart of the French countryside, this little town has plenty of hidden treasures. The church is, of course, one of them, as well as the Hôtel-Dieu (hospital once run by the Catholic church) and the Musée Greuze, the exceptionally well-preserved apothecary, the town centre with picturesque little streets and the great restaurants dotted along the way! You're in for a treat!

Facades de la ville de Tournus
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Facades de la ville de Tournus Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Tournus en bord de Saône
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Tournus en bord de Saône Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Plaisancier sur la Saône à Tournus
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Along the waters

By bicycle or by boat

Use the river Saône as the reference for your getaway. Whether you choose to enjoy a boat trip along the Saône or cycle along the Voie Bleue cycle path, you will be exploring Southern burgundy at an easy-going pace.

En résumé
A propos
Nef de l'abbaye de Tournus Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
L'abbaye de Tournus Alain DOIRE/Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
A propos
Facades de la ville de Tournus Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Tournus en bord de Saône Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme