Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Fontenay-le-Comte

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Nieul-sur-l'Autise began as the site of a monastery in 1068, but its claim to fame is as the birth place of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Royal Abbey of Saint Vincent is a serene reminder of the town’s importance as a spiritual sanctuary for French royalty. This area was was once a swamp, which was drained in the 12th century, allowing the monks to settle and build a tranquil spiritual hideaway here. Survey the former swamp--now a pleasant valley--with a stroll down the banks of the river. There you’ll see the Autise House of Milling, the Park Centre Vignaud, and the square with its fountain of sparkling waters. Plan to visit Nieul-sur-l'Autise and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Fontenay-le-Comte attractions using our Fontenay-le-Comte road trip planning website .
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  • August 25, 2017
    a village of character whose story is perceptible at every step of the monuments such as the Abbey and the cloister are to visit. Worthy of the name smiling and affable traders. It must be very good to live in this village.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We finally managed to drag the 5 kids from the swimming pool and explore some local history. There was much moaning but the museum turned out to be fantastic. Simple, elegant and interactive so the ki...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    When I entered the museum, I thought: well, well: probably "just another abbey". What a wonderful surprise inside: a modern, welcoming museum, which in a successful manner combines the thrill of authe...  more »
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  • August 9, 2017
    The Church and the Abbey are beautiful and the tour is not to be missed as very interesting and informative. The House of Eleanor offers a virtual tour of the Abbey. However no show Monday and Tuesday (not specified on internet site and in the brochures). A must see.
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  • September 4, 2017
    Nice but small
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  • August 21, 2017
    Site to discover (may be more than United) but served (15 August 2017) by a guide (tour) in all respects catastrophic ignorance and inaccuracy (to say the least).
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  • June 28, 2017
    A lot of interactivity with audio, video, digital and interactive installations, see bluffing as the library scene. Visit certainly. If you have gone through the visit of United, a discount is granted. 😉
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