Sightseeing route in Tournus

Tournus

【City description】

This is a small town on the banks of the Soâne river. This town was developed as the fortress town in the first century B.C. and then monks from the Norman began to live in this town. So, the abbey is the most famous sightseeing spot. In addition, an ancient hospital is used as a museum at present. As some sightseeing spots is open only between April and October, you should visit the town during this period.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★☆☆

【Time required】

 3 h 30

【Budget】

 5 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★☆☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Tournus station

Gare de Tournus

Turn right from the station to go to Gambetta Avenue. Then, when you find an abbey on the left hand, go ahead there. It takes 5 minutes by walk.



②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

③ Saint Philibert Abbey

Abbaye Saint Philibert

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro (2 euros for the crypt)

Opening hour: 8 am – 7 pm (until 6 pm in the winter)

Close: No

★Go to Fénelon St and turn left at the end.



④Saint Valérien Church (it is not accessible)

Église Saint-Valérien

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Alexis Bessard St beside the church and turn right at the first crossroad. Then, turn left to go to Cruche Cassée St and turn right at the end. When you arrive at the end, turn left. It takes 10 minutes by walk.



⑤Ancient Hospital – Greuze Museum

Hôtel Dieu – Museum Greuze

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 5 euros

Opening hour: 1 pm – 6 pm between April and October

Close: Tuesday, 5/1

★Go to Hôpital St in front of the museum. When you arrive at a square, go to Désiré Mathivet St. When you find a church on the left hand, turn right. It takes 10 minutes by walk.



⑥ Sainte-Madeleine Area

Quartier de Sainte-Madeleine

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Visit the church which you have passed.



⑦Sainte-Madeleine Church

Église Sainte-Madeleine

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm

Close: No

★Go to Perlage St on the left of the church. When you arrive at the river, turn left. When you find a bridge, pass the bridge. It takes 10 minutes by walk.



⑧View Point

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★When you go to Jean Jaurès St from the bridge, you come back to the crossroad where you have already walked. Turn right and return to the station with the same route. It takes 10 minutes by walk.



【Goal】

Tournus station

【If you have more time…】

⑨Michel Grezaud Bicycle Museum

Musée du Vélo Michel Grezaud

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 2 pm – 6 pm between April and October

Close: Monday, the week day in October

If you want to visit the museum, go straight on Désiré Mathivet St in front of Sainte-Madeleine Church.

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