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Abbaye de Maillezais, Maillezais
(4.5/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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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  • I enjoyed the journey that we proposed to discover the Abbey: the giant broken in the grass, the citations to the ground like pebbles that guide our not, the small film and which lead us to the Abbey to the magnificent view and the undeniable charm... these places whose parts stand intact when others are more than ruins let me every time a magical impression romantic... makes want to whisper or be silent... and just admire.
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  • Nice, quiet and serene place where one can walk at their own pace to discover this great work, which nearly disappeared during the French revolution... We had taken the Vendée pass which allows access to several sites in the region.
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