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. Arrange your visit to Abbaye aux Dames and discover more family-friendly attractions in Saintes using our Saintes holiday builder .
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  • This superb Abbey can be visited (excellent audio guides) and offers one of the most beautiful views in the city air... it houses a music school and many cultural events throughout the year... has not omit when visiting a Holy!
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  • A visit with audio guide sound and music and lights. A good idea for children. A.refaire.
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  • To be honest I found this pretty difficult to get through. The Abbey looks stunning but sadly the audio guide laboured on technical detail far too long that sadly in the end I was fairly bored. Even s...  more »
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  • Super! Soothing places, beautiful quiet and vibrant. They offer including a guided tour with sound in 3D and sounds passed constitution, an experience somewhat disturbing but very rewarding and original! I you Council
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  • It's beautiful, the (audio) accompanied visit is well built. Damage during my visit a concert prepared and there site... Again the next time.
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  • Symbolic place. I stayed when I was pregnant with my daughter. My dad have us book a room. I pay tribute to him Jean-Claude Pouillard it is invested his whole life to make life better for others. Thanks pop's daughter who will love you for eternity
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  • Very nice rooms a little damage whatsoever of baths common cleanliness good
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  • Very nice site always shows concerts and soon the carousel
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