Abtei La Sauve-Majeure, La Sauve

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A former Benedictine monastery, Abtei La Sauve-Majeure was founded by Gerald of Sauve-Majeure, who also served as its first abbot. Its name refers to the Silva Major, the great forest that then occupied the whole region known as the Vignoble de l'Entre-Deux-Mers ("vineyard between two seas"). During the Middle Ages the abbey prospered, but by the Renaissance period it was in decline, and the building's structure suffered from neglect for several centuries before it was abandoned. Although now in ruins, the remains of the abbey are still of great interest in terms of Romanesque architecture. Stroll the tranquil grounds, admire the columns decorated with biblical scenes, and climb the 157 steps up the bell tower for sweeping views over the countryside. If you're hungry, dine at the excellent restaurant at the base of the site. For Abtei La Sauve-Majeure and beyond, use our La Sauve road trip planner to get the most from your La Sauve vacation.
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  • Walk to historic and bucolic #meditation #zen #spiritualite #100caracteres 99caraxteressss
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  • In a peaceful and harmonious, the beautiful and remarkably implemented ruins in value. It is a part of our history that tell these stones. And the visit is made even more eloquently that the booklet which you was loaned to the entry provides clear explanations using plans and pictures that allow to navigate the site.
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  • Very interesting is absolutely unexpected. Worth a visit for anyone in Saint-Emilion. Ruins of an Abbey which was very important in the region.
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  • Great place, I regret the nights of saved or deleted, they allowed to meet people in the sectors and to link social ties with people who are not our environments.
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  • Very beautiful places. Quiet and authentic. Follow with a wine tasting.
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  • Superb Romanesque ruin
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  • Beautiful Abbey (in ruins) with a game for all, and a beautiful view of the surroundings.
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  • Super romantic. Magic. A place where to bring your amoureux.se
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