Fontevraud Abbey is a hotel and restaurant housed in one of France’s largest medieval monastic complexes. The conversion by architects Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku was described as a “journey between tradition and modernity that reinvents the history of the site with a combination of passion, sensory pleasure and poetry”.
The 54 rooms in the 1000 year old four-star hotel are out-fitted with elegant furniture in natural oak historically reserved for nobles. Each guest receives an iPad on their arrival via which they access hotel services and discover more about the Abbey and its surroundings.
Heritage par excellence, Fontevraud Royal Abbey dedicated space for a dynamic multidisciplinary cultural program including rooms for contemporary art installations, a film screening room, and a public forum for debates and lectures.
The Fontevraud Abbey Hotel’s priority goal is to live in the 21st century. The location has an iBar room with a digital library of amenities and hotel information at the convenience of their guest.
The iBar concept extends into the Fontevraud Le Restaurant. Tables are tailor-made to hold touchscreen tablets offering an innovative way to peruse the cocktail menu.
At Fontevraud Le Restaurant chef Thibaut Ruggeri creates three menus daily of three to five courses. All dishes are homemade and prepared on site from raw produce and meats from France.
33 Rue Saint-Jean de l’Habit
49590 Fontevraud-l’Abbaye, France
+33 2 46 46 10 10
Prices start at $142 USD