Maillezais Abbey, Maillezais

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#5 of 20 in Historic Sites in Vendee
Maillezais Abbey 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. Maillezais Abbey is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Maillezais Edition.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Very nice place where nature and history are very good household. This site is conducive to reading the different proposed information. Do the weather.
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  • August 15, 2017
    A very nice place to visit where nature and history make good household. A little show of quality came with this visit, only downside: a little too difficult for children to understand. Some works of art on display are objects of interest for all ages. The premises are clean and with some explanations which allow a visit without a guide and at our own pace! A very nice place not to be missed after the visit of the swamp.
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  • August 15, 2017
    quick visit because in reality there can thing to see. In the season of the show of 50 minutes to better understand life in this Abbey
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  • July 27, 2017
    Nice location for holiday events. Friendly service, parking places available. VR glasses for virtual tour.
  • September 3, 2017
    Extraordinary. The site is quiet and soothing. Film and clear panels. A visit that is needed. And for the curious, a great fig tree is hidden in a corner that gives a few sweet figs in late August.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Very nice, with the opportunity to take a virtual tour and augmented reality, this brings a real plus. Show on Gregorian chant explained by friendly monks, interesting but a bit long, especially for small.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Very nice place to visit in the region. The virtual tour with the reconstructions in 3D is quite impressive.
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  • August 2, 2017
    The Abbey of Maillezais is a welcome stop along the way, with a simple but beautiful visit. Nestled in the "green Venice", is a jetty for a ride through the canals.
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