Abbaye aux Dames, Saintes

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Founded in 1047 by Geoffrey II, Count of Anjou, Abbaye aux Dames was the premier Benedictine abbey built for women. The abbey has been associated with several important figures, such as Agnes de Barbezieux, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Madame de Montespan. It was declared a historic monument in 1948, and is nestled in the Arch of Germanicus. Make Abbaye aux Dames a centerpiece of your Saintes vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Saintes travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Site to see absolutely. Peaceful quiet and beautiful place. Some old monks rooms can even be rented for the night. Very exotic even if we are far from the 5 star
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  • August 16, 2017
    Beautiful and well maintained. I recommend this little visit. That said this is an activity to do with others later.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This site is not highlighted, is terribly sad and difficult access because evil indicated when you arrive downtown. It is hard to find and when you do, it's a big disappointment because there is little to see.
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  • June 15, 2017
    It is a quiet, restful place. The rooms are spacious, I liked this style of room. For me it's a wonderful place, and breakfast and hearty. I had a great night. The host and the author of the framework. I'll be back a few days.
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  • August 12, 2017
    You can visit for free, with classical audioguide or a special audio guide that accompanies you immersed in music with headphones, a well signposted route, classic (with very good quality sound) for the various rooms of the Abbey. And only €8 per person!
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  • August 6, 2017
    Stay as a retreat in the beautiful l cells Abbey, nice breakfast, place for recollection and sharing, including toilet and shower
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  • April 16, 2017
    About the restaurant: situation, setting, Nice staff and atmosphere. Charm. Cuisine of quality. Good value for money. A good address.
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  • May 6, 2017
    Abbey, Music Center, rooms for the night or rooms for family meetings: an exceptional, unforgettable & accessible place... and the colors of the stone under the Sun
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