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Abbaye de Maillezais, Maillezais
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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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  • The title tells you everything. . If you like dream be cut off. You will be at the 7th sky.
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  • Very nice place for the Christmas market. No reseller of trinkets, as artisans of the region. Do at least once. Well organized.
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  • There are only a few parts of the Abbey, but once again the value of the site is remarkable. The digital business is really well done mixing comments type audio, images, videos and a few reconstructions in 3D with the Viewer. It almost comes to find that 2 movies on the site are too and the pre-recorded comments on website disturb the calm of the visit with the tablet.
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