This picturesque abbey was founded in the sixth century and offers travelers a classic taste of French religious architecture. Two towering stone spires bookend a regal entryway marked by a round stained glass window dating back hundreds of years. Travelers will find a collection of 16th century tapestries depicting the life of Saint Remi in this spiritual oasis that offers a relaxing escape from the chaos of the city.
Visitors love the quiet, spacious interior and agree that Abbey of Saint-Remi never seems to get crowded. Travelers can explore the stark halls and impressive altars while they learn about the abbey’s destruction during World War I, as well as restoration efforts to return the structure to its original Roman Gothic splendor.
A museum next to the abbey costs 3 euros for admission and according to visitors, is well worth the trip. Most displays are in French however, so translation may be necessary.