Old abbey of Marmoutier

Ancienne Abbaye de MarmoutierAncienne Abbaye de Marmoutier


The Tours Val de Loire 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 can be discovered during this visit.

Reservations should be made in advance at the Tourist Office or online. No sales on site.

To know

Pratical informationThank you to come 10 minutes before the departure.
Free for children under 12 years old.
Visit only in french.
For more than 10 people please contact the Group service  by phone : +33 (0) 2 47 70 37 34 or by email : 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
  • Walking tour
    Walking tour
  • Duration: 1:30
    Duration: 1:30
  • Language :
    • French



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78-82 rue Bernard Palissy
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.40337
Longitude : 0.72202