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Abbaye de Maillezais, Maillezais

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Historic Site
Abbaye de Maillezais was once a thriving Abbey where monks lived, worked, and worshipped. Now the Abbey and Cathedral--set among the moors--lay in ruins, but its silouette against the sky is indictative once was a thriving community. The outlines of the gothic windows and and stone gables make for grand photo opportunities. As you hike around the Abbey and Cathedral grounds you may come across the remnants of an archelogical site that revealed foundations of other buildings used in the monk’s day to day life, such as a salt cellar, kitchen, dormitory, and a refectory. Abbaye de Maillezais is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Maillezais Edition.
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TripAdvisor
  • the Abbey is highlighted in a lovely way, and the reception is done by a beautiful extended parking of a park with trees and picnic tables
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  • Beautiful vestige, with regular animations, Christmas market beautiful. Great historical shows.
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  • I found it majestic 10 years ago when I saw him between the foliage of my boat in the heart of the Green Venice and there I found it impressive. The builders of the time had the panache and there was no stopping them. It's a huge job and it is an unusual story, will discover the Majesty of the Marsh
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  • Great site a cathedral of 105 m long.. While our Lady of paris is 130 m... enjoy the tranquility and contemplation. Then take a boat tour on the Green Venice.
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  • Very beautiful. Discover.
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  • Unique place to visit especially during the Christmas market
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  • A visit on imposes.. .nothing that for the Gigantism of this building in the marais... only one regret... not being able to have a dialogue with one of those who put hands in shit to let us a this beautiful testimony. .....
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  • Beautiful vestige of a cathedral in the swamp
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