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Abbaye aux Dames, Saintes

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Monument
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This tour with the hearing aids 3D and classical music is a pleasure and a delight! Not to be missed
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  • Not to be missed if you switch to Saintes. Musical tour, with different stories to the choice. Very nice and informative. Superb music. Nice shop. Friendly staff. We will certainly test the rooms in a next step.
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  • Here, the service is perfect, the kitchen at the top, the intimate setting, as we like, as good as beautiful plates, and if rates are not given, it is greatly deserved. Only flaw, a little hard to find...
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  • Very friendly visit with an excellent audio guide. Maybe there is has you there still some improvements to be made but it is already very convincing :-)
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  • Nice but a bit expensive
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  • A perfectly restored place, witness of the history of France and Normandy. The tour is free and is rich of inaccessible information by visiting only!
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  • Not enough explications.bzaucoup of closed rooms
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  • The rooms give an impression of serenity, of wisdom, of being in another time! The food is excellent! In short I recommend.
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