Fécamp Abbey

The Fécamp Abbey is a Benedictine abbey founded in the 7th century as a pilgrimage centre for the Precious Blood of Christ. From the 11th century, Benedictine monks settled there at the instigation of the Duke of Normandy who had their ducal castle in Fécamp. The abbey presents a primitive Gothic style with some Romanesque chapels and interesting interior decorations from the 15th and 16th centuries. The abbey is well known as the birthplace of the Benedictine liqueur, whose recipe was rediscovered in 1863 by a local merchant.

About this building

Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Monuments

Visitors information

  • Car park at the building
  • Café within 500m

Other nearby buildings

Saint-Etienne Church, Fecamp

Church built in the 13th century but disappeared after the Hundred Years War. The present building was erected between 1520 and 1612.

Chapel of the Virgin, Valmont

Chapel built in the 16th century, today the only real vestige of the period, since part of the church collapsed in the 18th century.

Valmont Abbey

Built at the beginning of the 12th century, it was not completed until 5 centuries later, in the 17th century. In the 19th century, the abbey sometimes welcomed the painter Eugène Delacroix, who came to rest.