Old abbey of Marmoutier

Ancienne Abbaye de MarmoutierAncienne Abbaye de Marmoutier


The Tours Loire Valley Tourist Office and the city of Tours offer a thematic tour of the former Marmoutier Abbey, led by a guide. Hermitage of Saint Martin. 

Surrounded by a cliff, in a meander of the Loire, the site of Marmoutier is distinguished by its tranquillity and picturesque character. It was on this site, which has been occupied since antiquity, that Saint Martin founded a small hermitage in the 4th century, which rapidly developed into a prestigious abbey of considerable influence. Since 1981, the City of Tours has been the owner of the hillside and the adjoining land where most of the old buildings have been preserved. Every summer, the site hosts a programmed archaeological excavation, which you will discover during this visit.

To know

Pratical informationPlease arrive 10 minutes before the start of the tour.
Free for children under 12 (contact us: 02 47 70 37 37)

Reservations must be made in advance at the Tourist Office or online. No sales on site. 
The guided tour is in French only and is intended for individuals. For all group visits of more than 10 people, contact the Groups Department on tel: +33 (0) 2 47 70 37 34 or by e-mail: dmc@tours-tourisme.fr.
In Short
  • Meeting point: parking, Rochettes way
    Meeting point: parking, Rochettes way
  • Departure time : 2:30 pm
    Departure time : 2:30 pm
  • Departure time : 6 pm
    Departure time : 6 pm
  • Duration: 1:30
    Duration: 1:30
  • Walking tour
    Walking tour
  • Language :
    • French



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Parking chemin des Rochettes
Accès Rond Point Jean Le Reste
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.40337
Longitude : 0.72202